New role of alumni in recruiting international students

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on May 17th, 2020 by steve

International“Anyone working in higher education today does not need a weatherman to know that international recruiting and admissions has changed since COVID-19, and in all likelihood will be changed forever. This year almost all international conferences have been cancelled and, depending on the higher education institution, between 85% to 90% of all international travel has also been cancelled …” (more)

[Gretchen Dobson and Marguerite Dennis, University World News, 16 May]

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Why host countries should support international alumni

Posted in Governance and administration on April 26th, 2020 by steve

International“International graduate employability and employment outcomes are critical to sustainable international recruitment. Prospective international students and their families are increasingly paying attention to the evidence host universities can present in terms of graduate employment outcomes …” (more)

[Ly Tran and Huyen Bui, University World News, 25 April]

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Irish universities ‘years behind’ US counterparts in alumni relations

Posted in Governance and administration on November 14th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“Irish universities are in their ‘infancy’ in developing systems of alumni engagement, a conference in Dublin heard this morning. Fundraising experts from Ireland and overseas said colleges here were five to 10 years behind their US counterparts in creating graduate networks …” (more)

[Joe Humphreys, Irish Times, 14 November]

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UCD teams up with global alumni to open key international centres

Posted in Governance and administration on November 12th, 2014 by steve

Ireland“University College Dublin (UCD) will tap into its graduates all over the world as part of a new global strategy that will see it open centres in key international locations …” (more)

[Katherine Donnelly, Independent, 12 November]

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Monetising the Trinity Brand

Posted in Governance and administration on May 2nd, 2013 by steve

“Five years on from the onset of the crisis of public finances, the funding of higher education remains a matter of heated debate in Ireland. As yet there is no political consensus about the scale, scope and delivery of public investment …” (more)

[Jack Leahy, University Times, 2 May]

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Universities should see alumni as a talent pool not a money pot

Posted in Governance and administration on February 19th, 2013 by steve

“Is every university proud of the careers and employability service it is providing? Is it working for every different type of student and graduate? Does it reflect the ever changing world of work? If it is a comprehensive service, is it actually being used? …” (more)

[Alastair Creamer, Guardian Professional, 19 February]

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Alumni: the forgotten university community

Posted in Governance and administration on July 7th, 2011 by steve

“One day about four years ago I was sitting in my office in Dublin City University when the phone rang. On the other end of the line was a rather pleasant young man who asked for me by name and then proceeded to introduce himself. He was a student in the institution where I did my doctoral research in England. He was quite chatty …” (more)

[Ferdinand von Prondzynski, University Blog, 7 July]

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Should more alumni take governance roles?

Posted in Governance and administration on April 6th, 2011 by steve

“This is an interesting pamphlet from HEPI written by Professor Malcolm Gillies who has clearly been on the receiving end of a fair bit of governance. One of his core suggestions which is picked up by Times Higher Education is that alumni should play a bigger part in governance …” (more)

[Registrarism, 6 April]

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The Bologna Process and Alumni Relations, Part II

Posted in Governance and administration on February 1st, 2010 by steve

“Back in November of 2009, I looked at the Bologna Process of European higher education standardization and how it might affect alumni relations in Europe. In this second and final post on the topic, I’m sharing a few more comments from Dr. Daniel Guhr and Simon Lange of Illuminate Consulting Group. Illuminate’s consulting practice focuses on international strategic development in higher education. In this post Guhr and Lange address: Threats and challenges to alumni engagement under Bologna; The prospects for alumni loyalty to a specific institution; …” (more)

[Alumni Futures, 1 February]

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Love’s in the air, but academy wants commitment, not three-year stands

Posted in Governance and administration on August 20th, 2009 by steve

UK“Students and higher education institutions are like lovers – and a pointless breakdown of the intimate relationship between the two means that universities miss out on their perfect life partners. The analogy is made in a paper due to be presented at a fundraising conference held by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) next week. It argues that institutions must follow a traditional romantic-courtship model if they are to build financially rewarding relationships with alumni, starting from the moment they meet. The report, authored by Precedent, a communications agency, compares the progress of a student through university and into their career to a burgeoning romance …” (more)

[Hannah Fearn, Times Higher Education, 20 August]

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Bravo Trinity College Alumni!

Posted in Fees, access and admissions on November 22nd, 2008 by steve

“I attended graduate school at Trinity College, Dublin from 2005 – 2006 and never really had the sense that TCD was making an outreach of any sort to alumni. The prevailing feeling is that is what American universities did, not Irish ones – even though the Irish Government was starving their universities by making all undergraduate education free and not properly funding the universities’ budgets to be able to run current programs as well as up keep the buildings and grounds …” (more)

[Black Phoebe :: Ms. Jen, 18 November]

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