STUDENT ONBOARDING - More than Just Induction
Combining best practices of employee onboarding in the public and private sectors and recruitment, conversion, and inductions in the Higher Education sector, we have developed the Student Onboarding model.
The onboarding period begins the moment an applicant enquires about studying at a HEI through to their first 100 days of study. This onboarding period is essential to ensure students are involved and engaged not only in their chosen course of study but the wider university community.
The diagram below outlines our concept of successful student onboarding, starting with the 'Pre-boarding' phase 0. involving student recruitment activities, followed by phases 1, 2, and 3. involving induction and the first 100 days of study, leading to the 'On Board' phase where students are settled, engaged, and motivated to achieve their academic goals.