Aspire Tech in Action – the University of Worcester

JS Group has been working in partnership with the University of Worcester on its Reach scheme since its inception in 2016. Reach provides all undergraduate students with funds that they can use to purchase learning and other resources from the Reach online store to support their studies and success.  Funds can also be used on […]

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Aspire Tech in operation – Teesside University

JS Group has been working in partnership with Teesside University on the Teesside Advance scheme since it was introduced in 2018. Teesside Advance provides all full time Undergraduate students with an Apple iPad, keyboard & case, access to the Future Facing Learning Toolkit and up to £300 free funds to spend on learning resource via […]

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Responding the digital poverty and disadvantage – Aspire Tech

With the rapid move to blended learning throughout the sector this year, one major issue that universities need to respond to is digital poverty and disadvantage. Digital poverty and disadvantage can take many forms including: Not having access to appropriate hardware or software Unreliable or insecure access to the internet Data caps Lack of technical […]

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What do students think of Aspire Engage?

Every year we survey students at universities that have introduced Aspire Engage as part of their overall programme to support student study and success. These surveys provide invaluable feedback and insight into have we can improve each scheme and better meet the needs of students. Collectively they also give a good overview of how students […]

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Implementing an ebook programme

Working with our partner Kortext, JS Group has implemented a number of successful and impactful eBook programmes at a number of UK universities including: These eBook schemes range from the two largest in the UK at Middlesex and East London where every undergraduate receives a core eBook for each module they take through to smaller […]

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Aspire Engage and value for money

Introduction Universities introduce Aspire Engage schemes for a variety of strategic reasons: As part of their Access and Participation plan and a way to provide support to WP students. To aid recruitment To aid retention and improve progression To support student study and attainment Universities that introduce an Aspire Engage scheme also want to know […]

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JS Group moves its head office to Southampton

For a number of years, JS Group has had its main office in Ringwood with other offices in Newbury, London and Glasgow. We have now moved our main office from Ringwood to Southampton and Engagement House is now our new head office.  We chose to move to Southampton because of its excellent transport links and […]

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How to implement Aspire Engage

With a growing number of universities considering how they can turn their bursary expenditure into a strategic driver of student engagement, we are pleased to be working with a number of institutions looking to adopt Aspire Engage for the next academic year. Aspire Engage offers a number of advantages over cash bursaries including: Universities can […]

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Driving engagement with Social Media Management students

The StudyPlus scheme at the University of Sunderland awards home, EU and international students up to £200 of funds to spend on learning resources to support the University’s aims to improve attainment and deliver better outcomes for students. To date, we have around 4800 students benefitting from the scheme, with this number to increase by […]

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