LONDON, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Tribal, the UK's trusted supplier of student administration systems to over 250 universities and colleges around the world, have recently signed a number of high profile contracts across the Australasia education sector. The University of Queensland (UQ), Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) and nine New Zealand institutes of technology/polytechnics (ITPs) have appointed Tribal to help make complex, time-consuming student administration processes a thing of the past.
The University of Queensland's Executive Director of Operations Maurie McNarn, welcomed the news: "This new system will help the university meet the current and future demands of its admissions process from students across Australia and from all over the world. It will also help staff manage enquiries for research programmes, which is of growing strategic importance to UQ."
Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) in Auckland are one of New Zealand's largest ITPs, will use the system to increase functionality, improve integration with existing systems and to redesign MIT processes against best practice models. MIT's Director of Strategy and Planning said: "We also believe that the system solution and module configuration we have selected from Tribal is the most appropriate system for MIT over the next decade".
Additionally, Tertiary Accord New Zealand (TANZ), a group of seven polytechnics that collaborate on many aspects of their work, have also selected Tribal's platform as the preferred student management system for all seven member polytechnics as part of a mission to reduce costs. Three of the TANZ members will implement Tribal's student management system (SMS) during the next 12 months with others committing to implement Tribal's SMS should they decide to replace their existing systems.
Tony Gray, TANZ Convenor and Chief Executive for Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) said: "After careful consideration, and a thorough evaluation process, Tribal was selected as a preferred partner to work with TANZ and each member institution. The new system meets the collective requirements of all seven institutions, and its automated and streamlined processes will help our staff efficiently meet the significant demands involved in student management".
Tribal's Chief Operating Officer, Keith Evans, said: "We are delighted to have been chosen and look forward to supporting the University of Queensland, Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT) and Tertiary Accord New Zealand (TANZ), with the systems they have selected."
UQ plans to have preliminary functionality in place by Q3 2011 with the initial emphasis on post graduate coursework students. MIT and the first three members of the TANZ group will go live with Tribal's system in the coming months.
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