New sys­tem to man­age bur­saries

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - UK&WORLD UPDATE -

STU­DENTS who need fi­nan­cial help are set to ben­e­fit thanks to a new bur­sary man­age­ment sys­tem at Peter­bor­ough Re­gional Col­lege (PRC).

The col­lege has boosted its stu­dent sup­port ser­vices by launch­ing a new web-based tool to man­age ap­pli­ca­tions for its 16 to 18 bur­saries.

The scrap­ping of the Ed­u­ca­tion Main­te­nance Al­lowance (EMA) and in­tro­duc­tion of the bur­saries has meant all col­leges are now re­spon­si­ble for bur­sary re­quests.

But PRC, like the ma­jor­ity of col­leges, did not have the tech­nol­ogy to ef­fi­ciently man­age them.

It has now im­ple­mented a sys­tem called IN­TU­ITION to help it make more in­formed de­ci­sions when a stu­dent needs fi­nan­cial help.

Anne Hornsby, the col­lege’s cus­tomer sup­port and in­for­ma­tion man­ager, said: “IN­TU­ITION will pro­vide us with the abil­ity to quickly and eas­ily iden­tify a stu­dent’s com­plete fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance his­tory, and pin­point in­di­vid­u­als who need im­me­di­ate help and those who should be re­ferred to the wel­fare of­fi­cer or other sup­port ser­vices.”

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