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StudyLink Simplifying student applications article

Simplifying student applications

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

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…
Read More
Engaging agents in a virtual world

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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AIEC masterclass highlights three things you need for best practice student admissions

AIEC masterclass highlights three things you need for best practice student admissions

The theme at last month’s Australian International Education Conference (AIEC) in Perth was Leading the Way. And for me one presentation stood out, showcasing how important it is to lead the way in student satisfaction from the very first point of contact. UniSA’s Aleicia Shekhar and AECC Global’s Daryl Fong presented their Best Practice Speed Masterclass to…
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New master agent models magnify the transparency gap

New master agent models magnify the transparency gap

New technology platforms have transformed the way we do just about everything. It’s hard to imagine booking a holiday without first turning to an online platform to research all options, including advice from others through forums and reviews, before making any decisions. But applying for overseas study is more complex than booking a trip. Making…
Read More
Adaptable is the key to deal with ESOS act change

Adaptable tech is the key to dealing 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…
Read More
Moments to master: meeting student expectations in a digital age

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

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…
Read More
It’s time for admissions to seize the automation advantage

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…
Read More
What do education agents really think about the NZ experience

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

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…
Read More
Australian education agents make their voice heard at SYMPLED

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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StudyLink | A new admissions system

The new Admissions system

Fit for Purpose: international admissions system delivers Western Sydney University’s international targets. Ranked as one of the Top 100 Young Universities in the World by Times Higher Education, Western Sydney University is one of Australia’s leading institutions. So when ambitious international growth targets were set to promote the University’s reputation for quality worldwide, it was…
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StudyLink | International admissions transformation

International Admissions Transformation

As the largest University in South Australia, UniSA has set a high benchmark for student enrolments. However, when a new Director: International, Gabrielle Rolan came on board and a new strategy was developed, the leadership team had concerns about how the existing application management system would support the new strategy. “Gabrielle knew we had to…
Read More
StudyLink Simplifying student applications article

Simplifying student applications

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…
Read More
StudyLink | Staying one step ahead of education innovation

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…
Read More
Engaging agents in a virtual world

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…
Read More
AIEC masterclass highlights three things you need for best practice student admissions

AIEC masterclass highlights three things you need for best practice student admissions

The theme at last month’s Australian International Education Conference (AIEC) in Perth was Leading the Way. And for me one presentation stood out, showcasing how important it is to lead the way in student satisfaction from the very first point of contact. UniSA’s Aleicia Shekhar and AECC Global’s Daryl Fong presented their Best Practice Speed Masterclass to…
Read More
New master agent models magnify the transparency gap

New master agent models magnify the transparency gap

New technology platforms have transformed the way we do just about everything. It’s hard to imagine booking a holiday without first turning to an online platform to research all options, including advice from others through forums and reviews, before making any decisions. But applying for overseas study is more complex than booking a trip. Making…
Read More
Adaptable is the key to deal with ESOS act change

Adaptable tech is the key to dealing 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…
Read More
Moments to master: meeting student expectations in a digital age

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

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…
Read More
It’s time for admissions to seize the automation advantage

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…
Read More
What do education agents really think about the NZ experience

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…
Read More
StudyLink | NZ positioned for exponential international education growth

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…
Read More
Australian education agents make their voice heard at SYMPLED

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…
Read More
StudyLink | A new admissions system

The new Admissions system

Fit for Purpose: international admissions system delivers Western Sydney University’s international targets. Ranked as one of the Top 100 Young Universities in the World by Times Higher Education, Western Sydney University is one of Australia’s leading institutions. So when ambitious international growth targets were set to promote the University’s reputation for quality worldwide, it was…
Read More
StudyLink | International admissions transformation

International Admissions Transformation

As the largest University in South Australia, UniSA has set a high benchmark for student enrolments. However, when a new Director: International, Gabrielle Rolan came on board and a new strategy was developed, the leadership team had concerns about how the existing application management system would support the new strategy. “Gabrielle knew we had to…
Read More

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