Category Archives: Higher Education News

Maintaining stability within Universities amidst an uncertain political climate

Maintaining stability within Universities amidst an uncertain political climate

Termed “The biggest peacetime political crisis in decades,” it can’t be denied that the past three years in British politics have been amongst it’s most volatile and uncertain, impacting everything from currency exchange rates to the consumption of cheese. Tuition fee rows, Theresa May’s Government’s Augaur Review, key Minister resignations, a leadership race and Brexit…

The flaw in University widening participation schemes

The flaw in University widening participation schemes

Like a lot of the key issues facing Higher Education today, ‘widening participation’ has become something of a buzz phrase. Universities are flooded with widening participation schemes aiming to help increase the proportion of first generation students, state school students and students from low income families accepted onto degree courses. And, for the vast majority,…

The rise in student suicides – and what you can do about it

The rise in student suicides - and what you can do about it

In the last academic year, there were 2.34 million students studying at UK higher education institutions. Whether as a result of teaching excellence, widening participation schemes or simply an increased demand for education, more students than ever, from all walks of life, are choosing a path in higher education. One of these students dies by…

How and why you should update your peer mentoring system.

How and why you should update your peer mentoring system.

Record numbers of young people are choosing a Higher Education pathway. How do you help them get the most out of their University experience? In August 2018, a record 27.9% of England’s 18 year population were accepted onto a University course through UCAS, with money wisely invested in innovative recruitment technologies like UniBuddy or Proodle…

Bringing Higher Education into the 21st century

Bringing Higher Education into the 21st century

With record numbers of students being accepted onto UK University courses last year, it seems that, on the surface, higher education is a more popular choice than ever. But attracting students is no longer enough. On average, 1 in 10 will drop out before their second year in higher education, and even the ones that…

Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Tyfy is made up of a small but dedicated team of staff; from volunteers to senior management everyone has a vital role to play in the running of the company. The Management Team The smart money says you need three main components to your senior management: someone who handles business, someone who manages marketing and…

Why Engaging Students is Vital for Universities

Why Engaging Students is Vital for Universities

The term student engagement is becoming increasingly prevalent in higher education circles, but what does it actually mean? Why is it so important? And where are we currently going wrong? What student engagement looks like Student engagement can typically be separated into three categories; Behavioural engagement: these are behaviours that can be considered constructive to…

Paying More Attention to Student Mental Health

Paying More Attention to Student Mental Health

Student satisfaction is more important than ever, and not just for the sake of looking good on league tables There were 95 recorded student suicides in the 12 months leading up to July 2017, averaging at 4.7 deaths for every 100,000 students. This is the cost of not paying enough attention to their well being.…