University of Roehampton and Hobsons Announce Student Recruitment Partnership

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Partnership will enchance enquiry management and offer conversion processes for all international students

The partnership with Hobsons will provide students with a faster, seamless experience from their initial enquiry right through to enrolment.

The University of Roehampton and Hobsons today announced a partnership to enhance international enrolment at the University. Hobsons will be supporting the University’s enquiry management and offer conversion processes for all international students.

Gary Davies, Director of Recruitment and International Development, University of Roehampton said; “We are delighted to be working with Hobsons to improve our services to prospective international students.”

Kenny Nicholl, a director at Hobsons added: “The support that we provide for international students complements what the university wants to do as a whole in terms of improving the student experience and developing relationships with prospective students.

“Through our partnership we will be able to support the University to communicate their unique selling points to prospective students right from very first enquiry. I am confident that our partnership will allow the University to provide a fantastic level of service and first-class student experience pre-enrolment.”

Gary added “The University is committed to giving its students the best experience from the first point of contact they have with the University. The partnership with Hobsons will provide students with a faster, seamless experience from their initial enquiry right through to enrolment.”

The student recruitment market is becoming more competitive with prospective students requiring increasingly personalised and effective communications. Hobsons uses a powerful mix of personal multi-lingual communication alongside cutting edge technology to nurture an institution’s relationship with a prospective student from first enquiry through to enrolment.


For further information, please contact Marie Clark, Head of Marketing and Communications at Hobsons on 020 7250 6622 or marie.clark(at)hobsons(dot)com

About Us

Hobsons is an education software and services company dedicated to helping educators, administrators, students, and families maximise success through every stage of the learning lifecycle. Our solutions assist millions of students across more than 7,500 schools, colleges, and universities worldwide.

In the UK, Europe and the Middle East partners include over 50 of the largest higher education institutions, including the University of Bristol, the University of Birmingham and the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.

About Hobsons Enrolment Management Services
The Hobsons Enrolment Management Service allows institutions to efficiently target international, domestic and online students, ensuring cost effective student recruitment and dramatically increased conversion rates. It offers a reliable and intuitive approach for institutions of all types and sizes.

  •     Hobsons have handled over 8 million enquiries for our education partners
  •     Hobsons are typically up to 50% more cost effective than an agent
  •     Hobsons have helped institutions over a 3 year period to improve their enquiry management to enrolment conversion rates by up to 43% and offer to enrolment by up to 95%

About the University of Roehampton, London
The University of Roehampton, London provides a high-quality learning experience in a friendly and supportive environment. The Roehampton ethos sees higher education as an important driver of both personal growth and social change. Roehampton has a proud and distinguished history dating back to the 1840s, its Colleges were also among the first colleges of higher education in the UK to admit women. That tradition of commitment to equality continues to be part of the ethos of Roehampton, which has one of the most diverse communities of students in the UK. Today the University has a broad range of expertise across business, the arts and humanities, social sciences and human and life sciences, at the same time as maintaining its historic strength in education.

‘Best University for Student Retention’ Sunday Times, University Guide 2013

Shortlisted ‘Most Improved Student Experience’ THE Awards 2012

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