The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama to improve student experience with Unit4

Bristol, UK, 

Unit4, a fast growing leader in enterprise applications for service organisations, today announced that The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (Central), will implement Unit4 Student Management in the Microsoft Azure Cloud.

With 1000 undergraduate and postgraduate students, Central is established as one of the global leaders in its field. Its graduate employment statistics are amongst the highest in its sector, and its research has recently been assessed as ‘World Leading’. Unit4 Student Management will provide a single cloud platform for students and employees to manage administrative interactions on campus. Advanced reporting and analytics at the core of Unit4 Student Management, supports tailored pan-institution student metrics such as recruitment activity and student progression displayed simply and clearly.  

"Unit4's next generation Student Solution is much more than a records system"

Hugo Burchell, Academic Registrar, The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama reviewed other vendors’ solutions but chose Unit4 Student Management. Its Academic Registrar, Hugo Burchell commented: “We’ve had a long relationship with Unit4, they clearly understand the sector and have a growing number of sites, and we are excited about its next generation Student Solution. It is much more than a records system. Its slick digital experience provides students with the information they require, and the analysis we require to continue to enhance the student experience and the School’s reputation. What’s more with visibility of students’ interaction with the institution, we can provide support where necessary to improve further our already excellent retention rates and student success.”

With a single, flexible student management platform, it will be much easier for the School to keep pace with a rapidly changing sector and more easily provide the information required for new developments such as the Teaching Excellence Framework.”

With easy to use next generation technologies, it is expected that students and employees will spend less time on administration, and have more time to dedicate to studies and teaching.

“We are really pleased to be working with anther world-class conservatoire,” said Matt Searles, Education Director of Unit4 UK. “The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama recognises the importance of making the administration of campus life simple so that students and highly skilled staff can focus on more important activities.”

This latest announcement underlines Unit4’s position as the fastest growing supplier of student information systems in the UK.

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