Unit4, a world leader in enterprise systems for Higher Education, today announced the London School of Business and Management is to implement Unit4 Student Management to help deliver its strategy for inclusive education and a superb student experience.
The school’s stated aim is to be an accessible, transformational and innovative provider of high-quality UK higher education courses in Accounting, Business and Law as measured by its students, staff, academic partners and external stakeholders. Its diverse population of 1400 students, from a range of backgrounds, ages, abilities and ethnicities, will benefit from Unit4’s next generation technology for managing the administration of campus life. Staff will have the information they need across the student journey to make evidence-based decisions that progress both the strategy and student experience.
“We want to provide equal and fair access to higher education for anyone who can demonstrate the ability to succeed, no matter what their background,” said John Fairhurst, Managing Director and Academic Principal at the London School of Business and Management. “To support this, we are seeking ‘Taught Degree Awarding Powers’ so that we can develop, design, deliver and award our own degrees that take into account the diverse characteristics of our students. Unit4 Student Management will provide a single technology platform which supports all aspects of this aim. Notably it will also significantly reduce administration so that our highly skilled staff can focus on delivering a high quality educational experience to students.”
Unit4 Student Management’s comprehensive and sophisticated reporting capability will provide the school with the ability to make evidence-based operational and strategic decisions.
From application to graduation, Unit4 Student Management will provide data on the student journey. It will be easier for the school to identify trends, such as why individual or groups of students might be at risk of withdrawing or not reaching their full potential.
“The London School of Business and Management is levelling the field and providing opportunity for quality education to everyone,” said Matt Searles, Industry Director for Education at Unit4. “Student Management allows them to leverage technology as a differentiator, which isn’t just about the technology, but how it’s used and how it supports people.”
The school was also impressed by the partnership approach adopted by the Unit4 team throughout the selection process, a product of the vendor’s commitment to Higher Education and experience as the UK’s leading provider of ERP to the sector.