Today I’m happy to be writing that Go Enrol has been awarded a Catalyst Award from the RSA. This award takes the form of a grant and support from the RSA. This Award will see us working with the RSA and RSA Fellows to put a course recommendation system on Go Enrol’s website.
The benefit of putting a recommendation system on Go Enrol should be to help students understand better the options available to them. This autumn, over 400,000 students were accepted for an undergraduate degree in the UK. Previous drop-out rates implies that within 12 months almost 30,000 students will have dropped out. A further 7,000 will either give up or move university by the end of their course. This implies that more than £315,000,000 on tuition fees alone will have been misspent by this year’s cohort. Go Enrol wants to play a role in bringing that number down so students (along with their families and the government) are spending their money and time better.
We are thrilled that the RSA has recognised the potential role Go Enrol can play in helping to solve this problem and is working with us to do so.
To learn more about the Catalyst Award: http://www.thersa.org/fellowship/catalyst
More information about the RSA:
The Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) is a British multi-disciplinary institution, based in London. It is usually known as the Royal Society of Arts for brevity (including on the building’s frieze — see photograph).
Charles Dickens, Adam Smith, Benjamin Franklin, Karl Marx, William Hogarth, John Diefenbaker, Stephen Hawking and Tim Berners-Lee are some of the notable past and present members, and it has today more than 27,000 Fellows from 70 countries worldwide.
The RSA’s Medal winners include Nelson Mandela, Sir Frank Whittle, and ProfessorStephen Hawking. The RSA Medals, named Albert Medal, the Benjamin Franklin Medal and the Bicentenary Medal, are still awarded. The RSA members are still among the innovative contributors to the human knowledge, as shown by the Oxford English Dictionary which records the first use of the term “sustainability” in an environmental sense of the word in the RSA’s Journal in 1980.