StudyLink Simplifying student applications article

We were proud to learn StudyLink Connect has been named a finalist for the 2020 PIEoneer Awards in the Digital Innovation – technology category. Win or lose when the announcement’s made in early October, we’re constantly looking for ways to make the user experience even better for our 15,000 agents and other recruitment channels and…

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StudyLink | Staying one step ahead of education innovation

Some industries achieve change. And some have change thrust upon them. Across every sector, a sense of urgency has fast-forwarded digital adoption in a way we’ve never seen before. And higher education is no exception.  Following COVID-19’s lockdown restrictions, ideas and implementations that might once have been deemed ‘too hard’ or ‘a year in the…

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Engaging agents in a virtual world

3 tips to strengthen relationships when travel isn’t possible. Admissions teams around the world are competing for a declining number of prospective students. COVID-19 travel restrictions are making decisions to study abroad challenging – and there is concern that perceived risks will prevent the international student market from rebounding quickly. Those same travel restrictions also…

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Adaptable is the key to deal with ESOS act change

It’s universally understood that regulatory environments are struggling to keep pace with the rapid rate of technological change. From social media to eCigarettes, by the time new laws are approved the product has evolved again. However, the inverse is also true: when regulations do change, underlying business systems need to adapt quickly to comply. Otherwise, what…

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Moments to master: meeting student expectations in a digital age

No matter what sector you work in or what size your business is, positive customer experience has become a core competitive advantage. Higher education is no different. If you want to recruit and retain the right students, and build a community of advocates amongst your alumni, you need to pay attention to the experience your…

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A catalyst for change: higher education’s response to GDPR

Last month, our UK accountants told me they could no longer receive our financial documents via email – as it wouldn’t be considered secure under the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) requirements. It was a timely reminder of just how far-reaching the consequences of this single, robust legislation will be. And if you’re still…

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It’s time for admissions to seize the automation advantage

Lately, no conference or industry talk in the education sector is immune from discussions about the impact of AI (Artificial Intelligence). Everywhere we look, innovative companies are using technology to make manual and ineffective processes easier – and yet for education, most of this discussion focuses on preparing students for a workplace where machines will…

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What do education agents really think about the NZ experience

Why NZ is the latest international education hotspot. 2017 StudyLink Connect agent survey results With the New Zealand Government recently announcing ambitious plans to grow its international education revenue by 2025, StudyLink Connect wanted to find out whether its university application and admissions were ready to scale. So we surveyed our network. 92 agents who…

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StudyLink | NZ positioned for exponential international education growth

New Zealand is already known for punching above its weight when it comes to rugby prowess and stunning scenery. And it will soon prove a worthy global contender in the international education sector, with the New Zealand government targeting a 25% increase in the value of this sector to its economy by 2025. International education…

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Australian education agents make their voice heard at SYMPLED

While it sometimes feels like there are more education conferences than days in the year, none focus on the business of being an education agent. Until now, with SYMPLED 2017 in September. For the 170+ agents who attended, the Symposium on Leading Education Recruitment at Sydney Town Hall was also a chance to have their…

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