Higher Education

We have helped many Higher Education institutions understand how to leverage their data across diverse areas of information management services and technologies.

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Life in Higher Education can be tough, with increased competition for students, falling student numbers, and financial pressures growing. Institutions are feeling continuously under pressure to evidence the impact of change and quality of provision.

Simpson Associates is full-service data analytics consultancy and has over 15 years’ experience of data analytics in Higher Education, delivering data solutions to several Universities including Bangor University, University of Salford Manchester, and The University of Westminster. We work collaboratively to find the best digital solution, using technology’s such as Microsoft, IBM, and BOARD MIT to meet your Institutions data needs.

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Student Insight Engagement Retention Analytics

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Student Analytics

Institutions are beginning to adopt predictive analytics to manage finances, inventory, operations, assets and resources.

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Student Number Planning

As student applications and tuition fees rise and jobs for graduates diminish, student planning is a critical function, which needs to be responsive, flexible and precise.

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Institutional KPI Reporting

Our expert team will work collaboratively with you Institution KPI reporting suit your Institution’s needs.

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NSS and League Table Reporting

Many institutions we work with have invested significantly in initiatives to improve student engagement and success, however personalising, coordinating and measuring this support in real time is still a huge challenge.

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Data Warehousing

Today Institutions are capturing unprecedented volumes of information, often doubling in the last two years alone, by capturing unstructured data in click streams and social media.

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Fee Forecasting

Understanding financial planning including net tuition revenues is the key to the success of any Higher Education institution.

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Higher Education is increasingly under pressure to improve the success of their students.

The SIERA (Student Insight Engagement Retention Analytics) Hub can help students to achieve an academic edge, improve student retention, gain higher grades, and ultimately become an employer’s top choice, with data analytics and predictive analytics for student retention,

Imagine if you could proactively identify students needing additional support and provide them with the resources necessary to improve performance. The SIERA Hub enables university personnel to gain better insight around student engagement, compare students against their cohorts and raise interventions. The SIERA HUB really is a one-stop-shop for all your learner analytical needs.

Simpson Associates is a full-service data analytics consultancy. We have worked with several Higher Education Institutions, implementing our head start application, SIERA Hub.

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Institutions are beginning to adopt predictive analytics to manage finances, inventory, operations, assets, and resources.

The next great wave for predictive analytics adoption in higher education is focusing on institutional performance outcomes and individualised student success in higher education – Measuring student success to effectively give you a 360 view of your students.

Our expert team can work collaboratively with your institution, to understand your requirements and deliver a data analytics solution to suit your needs.

Featured Case Study: Nottingham Trent University
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As student applications and tuition fees rise and graduate jobs diminish, student planning is a critical function which needs to be responsive, flexible, and precise.

Simpson Associates offer Universities a flexible option for the management and future planning of student intake and educational lifecycles, both in course structure and income terms. These solutions are multi-dimensional, dynamic, driver-based models which put control and responsiveness in the hands of the University’s planning teams, schools, and faculty stakeholders, improving response times and organisational efficiency.

In regulatory terms, our student planning solution enables organisations to respond quickly to annual or ad-hoc changes required by organisations such as the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), or the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

As regulatory planning or investment assumptions change, whether at a general level, school, or even course level, this can be instantly reflected across the entire student model. Automatic feeds into revised targets and plans, deliver large savings in time and resources across finance, planning and the affected faculties.

Our team of experts can get your institution set up with a Student Number Planning Solution which can predict student headcount. This enables your Institution to report and plan for the fees generated.

Simpson Associates can work collaboratively with your institution, to understand your requirements and deliver a solution to suit your needs.

Featured Case Study: The University of Nottingham – Student Planning

"The four year plan is now produced in two hours, almost all of which is system calculation time, freeing up valuable resources. Amending a target and running it through the model was a laborious process taking days, now revisions to assumptions can now be processed in as little as 20 minutes."

Andrew Hindmarsh, Head of Planning, UON
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As students become more discerning in selecting their chosen institution, educators and administrators need deeper insight into which recruitment and retention approaches work and which do not.

Analytics enables your institution to report KPI’s quickly and effectively in real-time, providing you with a competitive edge and deeper insight.

Our expert team can work collaboratively with your institution, to deliver a KPI Reporting Solution that suits your needs.

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Many institutions we work with have invested significantly in initiatives to improve student engagement and success. However, personalising, coordinating, and measuring this support in real time is still a huge challenge.

Simpson Associates has worked with several institutions to provide a solution that combines data access, student engagement, and predicted outcomes to identify trend and risk factors that could affect your retention and graduation rates.

Our expert data analytics team can work collaboratively with your university to deliver an NSS and League Table reporting solution to meet your needs.

Featured Case Study: Sheffield Hallam University

"The four year plan is now produced in two hours, almost all of which is system calculation time, freeing up valuable resources. Amending a target and running it through the model was a laborious process taking days, now revisions to assumptions can now be processed in as little as 20 minutes."

Andrew Hindmarsh, Head of Planning, Sheffield Hallam University
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Today Institutions are capturing unprecedented volumes of information, often doubling in the last two years alone, by capturing unstructured data in clickstreams and social media.

We can work collaboratively with universities to offer a fully managed data warehouse that is highly elastic, enabling you to set up in minutes and scales capacity in seconds.

Our team of experts can help get your institution get set up, offering a cost-efficient solution compared to traditional data warehouse solutions.

Featured Case Study: The University of Nottingham – Management Information Hub

"We had sole responsibility for the architecture of the solution, providing guidance on the approach, developing and supporting the data warehouse and initial MI dashboards and reports, to help University personnel to build their knowledge and skills in parallel all at the same time. The whole team contributed and every stage of the project was delivered on time."

Sam Boulton, Higher Education Business Development Manager
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Understanding financial planning including net tuition revenues is the key to the success of any institution.

Simpson Associates has years of experience in helping institutions understand, design, and build effective financial budgeting, forecasting, and strategic plans to help meet their objectives of forecasting Student Fees.

Our expert team can work collaboratively with your institution, using technologies such as Microsoft, IBM to deliver a Fee Forecasting Solution that suits your Institution’s needs.

Featured Case Study: Nottingham Trent University
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