“DATAFILTR has transformed our approach to schools and colleges liaison work. It is a powerful tool which the University has embraced. Our initial journey with DATAFILTR centred more around the analysis of our current feeders and discovering new potential markets. More recently, additional data and enhanced features have led to a further improvement in the way we can analyse and evaluate. We have forged a very constructive partnership with DATAFILTR who genuinely listen to our feedback and suggestions for improvement which is very refreshing. DATAFILTR are developing software which has a genuine ROI for our institution.
Each University and every team works differently so we always work closely to make sure each customer gets the most out of Datafiltr.
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“We have used Datafiltr to redesign the way we prioritise schools and colleges across the UK and this has been a vital tool when revising recruitment strategy across our university. We’ve already seen a huge increase in HE Fair bookings compared to last year (in 2021 - before we had Datafiltr) of 55% and rising. We now use Datafiltr to look more closely at subject potential for our Gold / Silver and Bronze lists and we are looking forward to continuing to be informed by data when planning our next round of targeting in the coming months. Sean and the team are very helpful and willing to be pushed with the platform too, big thanks to Nathan for programming all we needed to make our strategy watertight.
“We’ve just signed up to Datafiltr here at Lancaster University and it’s already proving tremendously impactful and purposeful for our schools and colleges engagement in two key areas. Firstly, it’s enabled us to profile schools and colleges in a significantly more detailed way drawing on the many datasets contained in the product, all in one place. This in turn has helped us to identify target schools and colleges, UK wide, for recruitment and widening participation activity both at an institutional and faculty level. Secondly, the ability for the University to record all our school and college interactions in once place (and not on a myriad of separate spreadsheets !) has encouraged transparency, openness and efficiencies between various stakeholders and teams engaging with schools on and off campus. In short, we love Datafiltr and we highly recommend it!
“I have just received the most comprehensive and detailed student recruitment report during my time at University of East London, which was produced using Datafiltr. It provides insight and analysis of my school’s key feeders and has identified prospective feeder schools and colleges with which we can engage.
“Datafiltr is a brilliant time-saving tool when it comes to the work we do in Student Recruitment. It brings together a number of sources from across the web and allows complex queries to be run in a matter of minutes. When compared to scouring the web in search of answers, Datafiltr saves me hours each month.
“Datafiltr has revolutionised our ability to accurately identify key target schools and colleges. Having all this powerful data in one place has enabled us to accurately target our resources in areas of high potential return on investment. Using Datafiltr has made a hugely positive contribution to our successful geo-targeting campaigns and the friendly Datafiltr team are always on hand to help and advise.
“Datafiltr is an excellent tool for planning, managing and delivering a targeted recruitment activity schedule. It offers excellent functionality for investigating the recruitment profile of your targets. Datafiltr produces reports in an effective visual format which are easy for stakeholders to interpret. The datafiltr team have been helpful, informative and flexible in meeting our requirements and requests.
“I have worked with Datafiltr across several different institutions, with great success. At Edge Hill, we use a regional relationship model and have now invested in Datafiltr to help provide market insight for all of our designated regions, but also to ensure that we are covering the whole market effectively. We will use Datafiltr to help us to identify potential new feeders, both for the University as a whole but also for particular subject areas.
“Datafiltr provides us with the opportunity to monitor school engagement against a variety of factors, providing us with the ability to create targeted campaigns based around everything from school attainment to proximity of the University.
“We have used Datafiltr for years now and have found it to be an extremely useful and user-friendly way of analysing existing and potential feeder schools and colleges. It helps us to make informed decisions relating to recruitment activities to that we can maximise our effectiveness. The Datafiltr team are very supportive and listen to the needs of their customers. The annual meeting is a great opportunity to share best practice and make suggestions for improvements.
“Datafiltr is a regularly used tool by the entire team, and not only helps us improve on decision making around our school visits, but we have also created part of our national schools liaison strategy through the analysis it provides. We recently expanded use of this tool to include colleagues from several other departments across the University which has enabled us to work together more effectively.
“Datafiltr has greatly enhanced our ability to target specific schools, colleges and regions for the work we conduct in Student Recruitment but also to engage our academic community in working more collaboratively with our central function. We, like many institutions, have previously struggled with capturing interactions with schools taking place across the institution but Datafiltr, as a platform, has provided a much stronger base to work from in convincing colleagues to ensure all activity is recorded.
“Datafiltr is an extremely useful and user-friendly way of analysing existing and potential feeder schools and colleges, as well as subject provision at these institutions. It helps the marketing department and wider university make evidence-based, informed decisions relating to recruitment activities so that we can maximise our impact. The Datafiltr team, and Sean in particular, are incredibly supportive and listen to the needs of their customers.
“What took hours, days and sometimes even weeks using the in-house processes and systems at my previous institution, Datafiltr can do in seconds!