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Largest Data Lake for Benchmarking is now Enroly UK

clock iconCreated At:05 April, 2023
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In recent weeks, an under-the-radar discovery has had enormous implications on how all universities can compare their international admissions performance with others. This discovery was made by the famous technology company Enroly. 

Enroly, which is currently only working in the United Kingdom, has collaborated with over a quarter of the British universities that use their CAS Shield platform in supporting the international enrolment process. 

There are hundreds of thousands of applicants moving and passing through the system in real-time, all thanks to the Enroly software that sits within the university walls as part of admissions dashboards. This is also a unique experience, unlike other tech platforms.

Also, it enables more than 5,000 international agents to do updates on behalf of international students regarding the application updates. This includes frequent notifications on when they have received their visa.

This evolving data lake now also involves both graduate and postgraduate applicants. Postgraduates are, by far, the largest group of international students in the United Kingdom, which is a very important factor. 

As a result, regarding the United Kingdom, Enroly is now the largest single source of data on international students confirming places in front of UCAS or any major global recruitment agents! Also, Enroly can provide important information and insights into cross-sector patterns that were previously unavailable.

Enroly’s latest update gives access to licensed partners to see their own performances on metrics and compare it on things like speed of the offer, global market share, and popularity against the rest and decide on where to focus. 

Heath Aster, head of international operations at the University of Chester, remarked on the development by saying, “Being able to look in real-time at how an institution is doing in terms of attracting students and managing the visa and compliance processes, compared to a competing university or the industry average is powerful”.

“This insight can help to improve the student experience and ensure the onboarding process runs smoothly. There are so many ways a tool like this will help the sector succeed”. He added.

Aston University and Oxford Brookes University are other universities that started to support the new data tool; the first university ever was the University of Chester. 

The universities can use data insights to analyse their own information and monitor their progress goals! In addition, this tool can also help them track performances towards the target of recruiting international students to make use of the time wasted in moving students through the compliance process, which takes a lot of time and more steps. 

Currently, a lot of institutions are working with UCAS and analysts such as dataHE in order to better application trends across the sector and improve forecasting from within. However, many leaders are shifting their focus to Enroly as a better way because of the opportunity it gives for postgraduate insights and the accurate data it gives. 

This has already been happening in Australia, as many universities are choosing to work with Studylink in order to support and shed light on postgraduate applications. This also gives the universities more accurate data.

Jeff Williams, CEO and co-founder of Enroly, said, “One of the major issues key decision makers in international student recruitment face is that the information they need can take months or even years to collate, so it is always already out of date by the time they receive it. This stifles the sector’s ability to drive efficiency and shift quickly in response to changing global markets”.

He also added, “The data insights now available on our platform gives universities the tools they need to be data-driven. It puts real-time information into the hands of those who need it to get students onboard more efficiently, with a better experience, and makes it easier for them to tap into developing markets to offer quality higher education across the world.”


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