Survey reveals most international students confused by UK’s TEF

Just one in five prospective international students have heard of the UK’s Teaching Excellence Framework and of those who have, almost 80% incorrectly believe it measures the teaching quality of both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.

Russell Group: ‘simplistic’ TEF could hit overseas recruitment

The survey of more than 3,000 international students, conducted by the education consultancy company Hobsons after the release of the inaugural TEF results on 22 June, found that just 21.2 per cent of respondents had heard of the TEF.

Brexit leads to the EU transcampus

King’s College London is on course to win the race to be the first British university to set up a post-Brexit campus in the EU. Collaboration between the college and TU Dresden, in the middle of “Silicon Saxony”, is likely to result in a new site for the London institution in Germany.

First UK-EU branch campus post-Brexit under consideration

Collaboration between King’s College London and a leading German university is set to result in the establishment of the first offshore campus of a UK higher education institution to be set up on the Continent in the wake of the country’s vote to leave the European Union.

Renew lobbying efforts, says #WeAreInternational

The creators of the UK’s #WeAreInternational campaign have urged the higher education sector to refresh its commitment to change the government’s policy around international student visas.

Whatcom Community College Embraces Starfish Degree Planner to Improve Student Success

Following phased rollout of Starfish Enterprise Success Platform, Whatcom now makes platform available to all 11,000 enrolled students.

Hobsons Hosts Starfish ‘Going Mobile’ Hackathon

Teams from University of Georgia, Montgomery County Community College join Starfish developers to build new mobile solutions for higher ed students, advisors

Starfish Hackathon: Going Mobile

Our most recent hackathon marked a special milestone for Starfish.

Fort Hays State University: Students Supporting Student Success

After implementing Starfish in 2013, Fort Hays State University wanted to give everyone on campus a role in making sure students succeed on campus – including students’ peers. After all, who can talk to a freshman better than a freshman, or to a grad student better than a grad student?

Hobsons Names Kate Cassino CEO

Cassino, who joined the company last December as Chief Operating Officer with oversight of the company’s Naviance®, Intersect™, and Starfish® product lines, is now responsible for the success of the entire company.


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