Student Recruitment and Retention in FE Colleges - Tackling the falling numbers of students #R&RinFE
27 Mar 2012
This conference was held at Westminster Studio, 10 Greycoat Place, London SW1P 1SB
Despite an increase in school sixth-form students, colleges and training providers have seen demand fall and recruitment targets missed. While the Department for Education pledged to launch an investigation into reduced recruitment commentators quickly cited the loss of EMA; the increase in costs of university fees; competition from other colleges, and unaffordable transport as causes.
This conference provides viewers with the unique opportunity to seek solutions to recruitment and retention challenges through best practice presentations exploring brand identity, marketing, communications, and student experience. Leading professionals provide insight into what has worked for them in ensuring the operational and strategic aims and objectives of their FE institution are met.
For further information contact Paul Rushworth on 020 7960 4364, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration, refreshments and exhibition
David Igoe,Chief Executive, Sixth Form Colleges' Forum
Were recruitment targets too generous? | How can we overcome the removal of the EMA and transport provision?| What impact has the introduction of university fees had on FE recruitment? | Has the Wolf review ‘killed off’ a number of course options in FE?.
Key Issue Seminar A:Improving student retention through smart card technology
Tony Walsh, Sales Director, IDXtra; Enzo Frangiamore, Project Manager, IDXtra; Paul Canal, Marketing Manager, IDXtra | Ian Webber, Deputy Head of Information Services, Bromley College;
Mike Ward, Head of IT & Information Systems, Sir George Monoux College.