State school in North East UK
"Unifrog has been one of the best things we’ve invested in during my time as director of Post-16. It has had a massive impact on student motivation, on opening doors and making students aware of where they can go and raising their aspirations.”
Chris Wilson, Director of Post-16
“When we implemented Unifrog, the impact was immediate. It was launched on a Friday morning and by that afternoon we had at 98% of students log in and begin using it. Tutors then began to remark on a rise in our student’s motivation. You could see this on a daily basis. Students were able to review what they have achieved and where they were in terms of their grades; they were able to see where that fits in with their destination, where that fits in with their ambition.
A student can get really fired up by seeing “Yes, look, I can get into that” or “I'm not quite there at the moment” and it is something that both they and the tutors can feed into, it is a wealth of information that is available immediately, and this has therefore improved the relationship between both parties.”
“The teachers find the platform very user friendly - when they’re trying to offer our students guidance towards where they should be applying, they can directly access stored references, personal statements and supplementary personal information because it is all in one place. And in addition parents and caretakers can log in to Unifrog and use it with their son or daughter - collectively.”
“We’ve got over 150 subject staff, and when they’re writing references for their Post-16 students all the information they need is stored in one place. In addition managers like me can make sure that no subject references are missing, I can quality assure them, and then if necessary my colleagues can go back and tweak what they’ve written in a very easy and convenient way.”
“The most useful feature for someone in my position is that I can track how a student is doing in terms of their personal statements, their references - all the things that can be quite tricky to coordinate. I can send students, subject teachers or form tutors a really quick message in direct reference to a task that needs to be done since all the relevant information is stored in one place.
We have a fantastic careers advisor and his job’s been made a lot more efficient since we invested in Unifrog. It helps him to have more targeted interactions with students. When you have Unifrog you won’t need anything else.
Unifrog has been one of the best things we’ve invested in during my time as director of Post-16. It has had a massive impact on student motivation, on opening doors and making students aware of where they can go and raising their aspirations - it has been fantastic.”
“With our previous system it was a lots of information in lots of different places. Our students just couldn’t get on with it. They are used to going online and having everything be readily accessible to them.
With Unifrog’s university tool students can search through universities using a number of different filters and ranking factors, they are able to create shortlists, then they can print out information to share with their parents or caretakers.
The apprenticeship page is updated constantly - every 24 hours, so students are up to date with the very latest opportunities and are able to apply to them.”