MELBOURNE, Australia – EduCo Accelerate, a leading education provider with an 11-year history of matching right-fit students with top-tier universities, announced today that it has partnered with three UK higher education institutions – the University of Roehampton, The University for the Creative Arts, the University of Brighton and the University of Dundee.
Critical to the success of these partnerships is EduCo Accelerate’s proven track record in education, its global network of more than 200 Marketing, Recruitment and Conversion professionals, and its proprietary cloud-based intelligent digital platform Accelerate, which uses actionable analytics and predicative algorithms that enable universities to secure international students with better outcomes – average student retention rates are above 95 percent. Its comprehensive Agent Compliance Framework, based on the strict ESOS Framework requirements in Australia, provides a reliable way for UK partner institutions to access a global network of professionally managed agencies.
“Our UK partners see tremendous opportunity in our agent network that for years has included multiple countries and destinations,” said Joff Allen, Chief Executive Officer, EduCo. “As an education provider with a proven track record, not just a super agency, we understand the needs of universities; the academic standards, admissions criteria, visa compliance, retention, conversion, and the overall importance of student outcomes.”
To ensure the success of these partnerships, EduCo Accelerate recently welcomed Gareth Topp as its new Director of Business Development for UK and Europe. His more than 15 years of experience in UK international education – as former Head of Internationalisation at the University of Brighton and in international operations roles at the University of Sussex, the University of York and the British Council – will enable EduCo Accelerate to support UK institutions with their recruitment, conversion and retention goals.
“We believe the combination of Accelerate’s technology, in-market staff and experience will help us reach more international students whilst improving upon conversion, retention and satisfaction rates,” said Neil Haddock, Head of International, University of Roehampton. “We’re looking forward to a long and successful partnership.”
EduCo Accelerate’s priority is to build long-term partnerships with educational institutions across the UK and Europe based on our track record of demonstrated successful student outcomes. Those outcomes guide the management of our operations and have allowed EduCo Accelerate to build a high-performing network over the past 11 plus years.
About EduCo Accelerate
For universities looking to scale up and diversify their international student mix, Accelerate is the only student recruitment platform that leverages over a decade of data collection and university relationships to form successful, right-fit student placements with lasting outcomes. Founded in 2010, EduCo Accelerate is a diversified post-secondary education provider dedicated to helping international students achieve their academic and career goals. EduCo’s operations include delivery of on campus pathway programs, university branch campus management, owned and operated higher education providers and internationalisation partnerships with universities across major student destinations. EduCo assists up to 30,000 international students each year to find their ideal study opportunities.