PRLog - June 12, 2014 - BROMSGROVE, U.K. -- SEAtS a leading developer of enterprise software, services and solutions for universities, colleges and other higher level institutions, today announced that the University of West London has selected and successfully deployed their student engagement, retention and compliance software. SEAtS software has been deployed to support the University’s vision to continually improve students’ learning and social experience, and maintain their position as the number one modern University in London. SEAtS Software was developed with the assistance of the University of West London and has created substantial interest from Higher Education Institutes globally since its launch.
The system provides a consistent approach to student engagement and retention including; attendance data capture, absence alerts, on-line registers and evidence of presence with verifiable audit trails, through unified easy to use software. Furthermore, it automates the Tier 4 visa and immigration compliance process, producing accurate timely stakeholder reporting for UKVI, the NHS and other stakeholders. It also provides real-time analytics on actual space utilisation to support the University’s Future Campus Project.
The SEAtS platform has been successfully integrated with the University’s existing UNIT-E Student Information System, CMIS Timetabling software, G4S access control software, Active Directory and other campus systems. According to Adrian Ellison, IT Director at the University of West London; “SEAtS scalability and adaptability means that we can use it as a software platform for delivering the necessary analytics and process change, that will allow us to react and respond to a rapidly changing HE environment going forward”
Student presence at events is captured using touch terminals that work with a student’s current MIFARE Identity Card. This fast-tracked implementation will reduce the cost of administration going forward. The University of West London can now offer timely, accurate self-service student engagement data and analytics to lecturers, administrators, students and external stakeholders. Maureen Skinner, Academic Registrar and University Secretary at UWL had this to say; “Universities are complex organisations and the demands of maintaining reputational standings, visa compliance, fee income and cost structures are multiplying. SEAtS has simplified measuring and acting on student engagement, retention, space utilisation and compliance so that our people can focus on delivering the best possible student experience and outcomes using the best available data and engagement tools”.
SEAtS deliver clear visibility of student engagement and retention with easy to use dashboards and reports on the user’s personal page, with key performance metrics that signals the need for early proactive intervention. SEAtS, CEO, Noel Dooley had this to say;
“We are proud that our strong working partnership with the University of West London led to the rapid deployment of SEAtS software. We have eliminated paper and spreadsheet based engagement and attendance monitoring registers and processes, and delivered on the University’s UKVI compliance, attendance monitoring and space utilisation objectives. It demonstrates the significant and immediate business value of the SEAtS unified platform to all Universities.”
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About SEAtS Software
SEAtS Student Engagement Retention and Compliance Software offers an end to end solution for managing the student life cycle in higher education. SEAtS can deliver better student retention, student experience and significantly improve student outcomes through focused efforts on those who need it most by prompting critical early pastoral intervention. SEAtS also delivers real time space utilisation and out of the box UKVI compliance processes and reporting. For further information on SEAtS call us +44 1527 888 060, email: email@example.com or visit www.seatssoftware.com
About The University of West London (UWL)
Based in the heart of one of the UK’s most successful business regions, the University of West London (UWL) has a range of highly qualiﬁed staff, with a wealth of experience in their respective disciplines, and strong connections with key industries. The University campus is located in West London and Reading, and was voted best modern campus in London by the Guardian in 2013. UWL has a strong reputation for high-quality education closely linked to employment with 94% of graduates gaining employment within six months of graduating. For further information on UWL call; +44 (0) 20 8231 2468, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.uwl.ac.uk