University of Northampton selects SEAtS Software…

University of Northampton selects SEAtS Software to transform Student Retention, Engagement, Attendance and Statutory Compliance processes

SEAtS, a leading provider of software for Higher Education Institutes (HEIs), today announced that the University of Northampton has selected SEAtS software to support the University’s Student Retention, Engagement Compliance and Capital Investment Objectives, and to support its desire to deliver the best possible student experience. The university identified SEAtS through a comprehensive 6 month OJEU tendering process, fully researching the market. SEAtS has subsequently become available for other HEIs to purchase directly through the OJEU approved G-Cloud 5 framework from the Crown Commercial Service.
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SEAtS Software goes live on UK Government CloudStore

SEAtS Software who provide software to manage student engagement, retention, attendance and regulatory compliance to universities, colleges and other higher education institutions, has been accepted onto the UK Government’s G-Cloud V Services Framework to provide cloud services.

SEAtS Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions are now listed live on the Government CloudStore. All government departments, devolved administrations, local authorities, wider public sector bodies and arm’s length bodies are eligible to buy services on CloudStore.
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SEAtS Student Retention, Engagement and Compliance Software announces…

SEAtS Student Retention, Engagement and Compliance Software announces Gold Sponsorship of Brave New World, the 2014 AMOSSHE Conference

SEAtS Software the leading developer of enterprise software, services and solutions for universities, colleges and other higher level institutions are delighted to announce their sponsorship of Brave New World, the 2014 AMOSSHE Conference, which will take place from 16 July to Friday 18 July 2014 in Manchester. The conference theme is Brave New Works reflecting the challenges and opportunities in the changing higher education and student services landscape and focuses on the three key change drivers;
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SEAtS attend AUA 2014 Conference at University of Manchester

14 May 2014, University of Manchester, United Kingdom – SEAtS Software , the leading provider of  Student Noel Dooley SEAtS CEO with Matthew Andrews AUA President at the SEAtS Stand at AUA 2014Engagement and Retention and Regulatory Compliance solutions for Universities and Colleges were excited with the response to their recent participation at the Association of photo_1University Administrators (AUA) Conference 2014.

Commenting on SEAtS participation, Noel Dooley, CEO of SEAtS , said, “THE AUA conference is an extremely prestigious event in the Higher Education calendar and the SEAtS team were delighted to have the opportunity to participate. We were especially pleased at the reception to Maureen Skinner’s presentation where over 20 institutions were represented.

The feedback, both afterwards at our stand and in terms of subsequent interest has been amazing. We’ve worked hard to build an enterprise class Student Retention, Engagement, Welfare and Compliance Management platform that deploys quickly and helps higher education institutions to solve regulatory compliance, reputation and revenue challenges in a ever- changing environment. As as result, SEAtS is fast becoming a byword for student engagement, retention and compliance solutions for HE.”

University of West London to present their SEAtS Success Story at AUA

Join SEAtS and UWL for a supplier showcase at the AUA Annual Conference and Exhibition.

Event Details
Supplier Showcase: Session:216 – The steps to successfully implementing a Student Engagement and Attendance Solution.
Date/Time: Tuesday 15 Apr, 09:00 – 10:30 – Room: 3.205

In the meantime if you would like more information on SEAtS Software please call

Meet us at the UCISA Annual Conference and Exhibition

SEAtS software will be exhibiting at the following event if you would like to drop by for a chat.

We will be showcasing our innovative software solution (SEAtS) which is designed to track and analyse student engagement and also has the added benefit of assuring Tier 4 visa compliance for your international students.

UCISA Annual Conference and Exhibition – Brighton Centre – 26th to 28th Mar – See us at stand 10.

In the meantime if you would like more information on SEAtS Software please call 01527-888060.

UK international student restrictions behind universities’ international expansion, survey finds

In response to funding constraints, tighter student visa requirements and a rapidly globalising marketplace for higher education UK universities are increasingly looking overseas for expansion.

When the UK Border Agency last year tightened controls on international students coming into Britain it prompted an increase inthe number of UK institutions looking to establish overseas. The restriction on overseas students coming to the UK, particularly from India, has had a major impact on university revenues. In response universities are taking the approach that if the students cannot come tothem, they must go to the students.
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Dramatic fall in non-EU students at UK universities “appears to justify” immigration policy fears, says expert

The number of students from outside the EU coming to study at UK universities has fallen for the first time, with a particularly dramatic drop in the number of students coming to the UK from India and Pakistan, according to official figures. 20 Jan 2014.

The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) found a 1% drop between the number of non-EU students enrolling in universities across the UK between 2011/12 and the last academic year, 2012/13. While there had been a 6% increase in the number of students arriving from China and a 15% increase in those arriving from Hong Kong, the number of new Indian students fell by 25% while new students from Pakistan fell by 19%.
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Visit our Stand at UCISA CISG2013 Conference

SEAtS Software’s innovative software is designed to help universities retain their students and improve performance by tracking and measuring participation, acting as an early warning system that prompts and records retention, compliance and welfare intervention and follow-up through our easy to use solution.

  • Retain students and improve performance
  • 3D shared view of campus activity for students, academic and administrative staff
  • Protect revenues, reputation and rankings
  • Actively monitor participation and manage placements
  • Early warning system to drive and track retention, compliance and pastoral intervention
  • Automate Tier 4 visa and other compliance requirements


Come and visit us at Stand 14 at the upcoming UCISA CISG2013 conference at The De Vere Grand, Brighton, on 20-22 November and enter our draw for a free Smart watch.

Over £1 billion spent on student retention as drop out rate at universities hits 30,000

University drop-out rate soars by 13pc in a year

Record numbers of students quit university courses last year as the higher education drop-out rate soared above 30,000 for the first time, official figures show. More than one-in-five undergraduates are failing to compete the first year of their degree at the worst-performing universities, it emerged, prompting fears that millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money is being wasted on unwanted courses. At some universities, an estimated four-in-10 students will fail to finish the course they started after either dropping out, switching to another institution or graduating with a lesser qualification.
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Identifying the real reasons students drop out…

Researchers describe many reasons for leaving college as well as student characteristics of non-pers isters.

According to Tinto, academic reasons represent only 20-30% of all college leavers nationally. The remaining 70-80% of students who are not retained leave for the following reasons: (1993)

  • Adjustment. Students who are inadequately prepared for the magnitude of academic and social change required of them become overwhelmed and drop out. This is particularly common among minority and first-generation students
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HEBRG Report finds UK Universities spending more than £300,000 each on meeting UKVI requirements annually.

A recent study from The Higher Education Better Regulation Group (HEBRG) claimsconfusion over a new student visa system saw UK universities spend £67m in 2012/3 in order to meet the new Home Office requirements.This represented an increase of £27m from previous estimates and HEBRG claim the confusion is found over what was required and the “constant rule changes” as universities sought to comply with the new rules.

The Home Office said it had revamped student visas to tackle abuse. The Tier 4 points system for student immigration was launched in March 2009 with a primary aim of controlling the entry of International students to the UK. Under the new system, higher education providers must adhere to strict guidelines and undertake accurate record keeping.
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