Our main areas of services can be divided into three categories
- Business Consultancy
- Technical Advisory and Internationalisation
- Training and Development
Persistently working toward continuous improvement, and stretching our potential, we serve to identify our clients specific requirements and cater to addressing them in the most effective and efficient manner. We believe that this represents our main competitive edge, and as such we strive to constantly upgrade and fine-tune these methodologies to remain in line with the changing business environments.
We live in a rapidly changing world where there are various external factors directly affecting the internationalisation activities of the HEls. These could be the political and economic changes in the world around us. While the HEls may not be able to control interruption events, we help in controlling and limiting the impact they have on the business. This is achieved through helping them create new income streams which can compensate the reduction of earnings from from the first source of income.
International Government Offices (IGOs) Projects.
Higher Education Consortium (HEC) plays a key strategic advisory and leading role in this model. We provide assistance to the international government offices (IGOs) in achieving their capacity building goals. We support IGOs in their international educational/research projects, human resource and skills development programmes and connect them with the Higher Education Institutions (HEls) where each university will be bringing in their expert knowledge and strengths. The consortium equally provides the universities with the flexibility to work within their capacity limitations for such contracts.
Figure 1.1 HEC-UK Operational Plan
This model is a trio win model where all three i.e. the HEC, IGOs and the UK HEls will be achieving their desired targets.
We provide advisory services to design and implement internationalisation strategies. This may consist of various sub plans to generate income from a set of international activities. These activities include:
- International Visibility
- Institutional Partnerships
- International Student Recruitment
- Research Collaborations
- Corporate Trainings and more.
International student recruitment is considered one of the major income generating stream from international activities. Student recruitment is one of the major strengths of our business.
Our portfolio provides a complete range of services. International Advertising, Promotion, Training and Programme Development for institutions seeking to achieve their international marketing goals.
Safeguarding the Tier 4 license is the utmost priority for every Institution offering sponsorship to international students and staff. As a partner, HEC (UK) fully understands the importance of the license and ensures all the necessary measures are taken to minimise the risks and threats. Compliance with the UKVI regulations is the prime consideration whilst selecting international students for our partner universities.
The recruitment processes are designed to be UKVI regulation’s complaint to have low risk applicants from the international territories.
These processes include:
- Selection of applications which are compliant with the visa regulations
- Vetting through the Intentions Testing
- Credibility Assessment of applications before submission
- Performance Analysis through visa success and refusal rates
Managing Marketing Campaigns:
- Providing market intelligence to our partner universities
- Placing advertisements in the local media
- Arranging articulation agreements
- Organising seminar/presentation for visiting staff and visits to local institutions
- Provide interpreter services to visiting staff on any recruitment event
- Provide assistance in TNE Partnerships
- Arrange visits and lectures for local and international partner Institutions.
Our Service to Applicants:
We value all our applicants. We are committed to provide a range of services under one roof. These can be advice on career planning, programme and university selection, application preparation, visa processing, accommodation booking and pre-departure guidance.
A complete one to one and in depth counselling to applicants so they have a clear understanding right from the institutional selection to taking the flight.
Special attention to students’ application and highlighting the areas essential for a well-presented, error free application.
Students have to attend our credibility interview test. We assess their intentions to study, communication skills, research on institution, research on the choses course, future plans and then guide them accordingly.
We help our clients throughout the visa process like filling up applications, information on finances required as per UKVI, guidance and training through mock interviews and much more.
A pre-departure briefing is provided to the candidates before they travel. Information on local customs, traveling from the airport to the university, important document which they will require etc. is shared during the pre-departure briefing.
Training & Development
We offer training and development services which do not limit to the international office staff but goes beyond at all management levels. It includes motivation and self-belief sessions to optimize the goal achieving abilities. We partner with Agile training specialist firms to deliver the joint training sessions to meet the exact needs of our clients in Higher Education. These staff development trainings can be in a number of areas such as:
- International Team Motivation
- Change Management
- Agile Leadership Mentoring
- Root Cause Analysis
- Group Brainstorming and Problem Solving
- Agile and Lean Methodologies Execution
- Agile and Lean Mindset