Helping universities deliver student engagement and success
At JS Group, we are passionate about supporting student success. Working in partnership with universities, our schemes provide students with the confidence and resources to engage, succeed and make the most of their time at university.
Covid-19 (Coronavirus) Update
JS Group continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure the health and safety of our people and to ensure, as far as possible, an uninterrupted service for the universities and students we serve.
As of today, there is no disruption to any of the Aspire Engage or Aspire Connect schemes and both will support home study as well as campus study.
We develop, deliver and manage innovative student engagement schemes. We partner with universities to turn existing financial incentives and awards (such as bursaries, scholarships and hardship funds) into tailored engagement schemes.
These schemes enable students to acquire the key tools and resources for their study as well as to address issues such as digital poverty and mental wellbeing. Schemes also encourage students to make the most of their time on campus through joining clubs and societies and using services such as the gym. These partnerships support student recruitment, continuation and success.
There are massive benefits to working with the JS Group. They think with us as we reimagine our student success offering. They work in close partnership with us using data, sector wide intelligence and a real understanding of Sunderland. They are now trusted experts who help us plan and deliver the right packages of services that best support our students.
HOW WE DO IT
We work to fully understand our university partners so that together we can develop and deliver engagement schemes that support student success and reduce barriers to learning. Our approach is to bring extensive expertise in three areas to each and every partnership:
Our expert and agile staff work with many universities to create and deliver the best scheme or service and each scheme we help create and deliver is based on tried and tested frameworks that are adapted and developed for each setting, student population, institutional strategy and regulatory requirements. We also provide ongoing support to ensure the required outcomes are achieved.
These schemes are designed to allow the maximum student choice and flexibility around a framework we help you create that’s right for you – from learning resources through to clubs and societies
These schemes enable academics to specify educational resources such as eBooks, tablets, and other key materials which we then provide directly to cohorts of students.
The schemes support student study and we also run specific schemes with partner universities to address issues such as digital poverty and mental wellbeing.
Many of the universities we partner with want to have schemes that either provide both funds and resources to students or that provide some students with funds and others with resources. We can design a blended scheme to your requirements as our philosophy is that the best scheme is the one that makes the most difference for your students.
We are also able to administer cash bursaries alongside our schemes. This single point of contact and manangement is attractive to universities as it reduces administrative complexity and cost.