19
Apr 17

Current University models will be ‘unviable in 10-15 years’

Universities structured as broad-based teaching and research institutions, supported by large asset bases and back offices, will face extinction in the next two decades. Ernst & Young’s University of the Future survey states that, at the very least, universities will need to streamline their operations and asset base while incorporating new teaching and learning delivery … Continue reading Current University models will be ‘unviable in 10-15 years’

06
Apr 17

Timeline: changes to university admissions policies

Early last year, the Higher Education Standards Panel (HESP) was requested by the Minister to consider how higher education student admissions policies could be more transparent, without increasing regulation. By November 2016 HESP had made 14 recommendations, suggesting that providers need to use accurate descriptions of ATAR thresholds and other admission requirements, and publish information … Continue reading Timeline: changes to university admissions policies

03
Apr 17

Podcast: Business Improvement at The University of Melbourne

Paul Duldig, Head of University Services at University of Melbourne, spoke at the 2016 Business Improvement in Universities conference in Melbourne. This podcast is a recording of his presentation, ‘Melbourne University – Move then Improve’, in which he covers their new operating model and key learnings one year on from implementation. The University undertook their … Continue reading Podcast: Business Improvement at The University of Melbourne

28
Mar 17

How Monash is simplifying solutions for students

Our CIO portfolio launched the Student First Task Force (SFTF) in 2015 with a focus on making processes and systems less confusing for students and creating efficiencies for staff. Our aim is to create a personalised way for our students to engage with the university by putting them first and making things easier, simpler and … Continue reading How Monash is simplifying solutions for students

24
Mar 17

Strengthening recruitment through digital marketing at University of Western Australia

Two years ago, The University of Western Australia (UWA) started an ambitious project. We began pursuing our dream of creating a new digital ecosystem to improve our customer experience and conversion rates for prospective students. Our scope was to better understand the student journey and to apply this knowledge in our appeal to domestic, international, … Continue reading Strengthening recruitment through digital marketing at University of Western Australia

23
Mar 17

Learning Space Design: Gallery of Australian Schools

The financial cost of designing new learning spaces means that it is crucial for schools to get it right the first time around. A tested and optimised process for planning, implementing and measuring the outcomes of new learning spaces is crucial, not only to justify the cost, but to ensure that schools remain agile to … Continue reading Learning Space Design: Gallery of Australian Schools

22
Mar 17

Musical Questions at Improving STEM Education

Delegates played ‘Musical Questions’ at this week’s Improving STEM Education conference, discussing a range of key challenges in small groups before sharing their conclusions with the room. With representatives from schools all over Australia in attendance, here is an overview of the solutions they’re currently exploring with their students.   What are we doing to … Continue reading Musical Questions at Improving STEM Education

09
Mar 17

The future of digital marketing in higher education

Author:Tom Miller

Digital marketing is an ever changing, multifaceted beast – there’s no doubt about that. Every day there is a new channel or technology for us marketers to consider. One of the most challenging parts of contending with ever-changing technology is ensuring that you’re providing a consistent experience across these platforms. What we do know is … Continue reading The future of digital marketing in higher education