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New College Lanarkshire

Transforming College Student retention with AI and Machine Learning  

New College Lanarkshire (NCL) has pioneered the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to transform student recruitment, retention, and outcomes. Collaborating with ICS.AI, the college implemented cutting-edge ML models to analyse student data, identify at-risk cohorts, and deploy timely interventions.

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NCL faced significant challenges in improving student retention and recruitment, including cyclical spikes in service demand, recruitment pressures affecting staff capacity, and uncertainty about identifying students with the greatest needs. The aim was to enhance student satisfaction, engagement, and outcomes amid staffing limitations and a lack of targeted assistance.

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Success with AI and Machine Learning

We were joined by New College Lanarkshire at a webinar to talk about their success with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning in transforming student recruitment and retention.

“Our Executive Board are excited about the opportunity, the power and potential of the AI project. They are supportive as they see the direct benefits to our students and to our retention; both staying on the programmes and being successful at the end of the programmes. We’ve presented the initial findings to them, which were very powerful.

They are looking forward to seeing the success of the project. Overall, we very much look forward to the next academic year, continuing to roll-out our Machine Learning model and digital assistant and seeing the benefits in terms of early retention.” 

Allan Forsyth, Head of Information Systems and Development, and Matthew Smith, Chief Transformation Officer

The collaborative effort between ICS.AI and New College Lanarkshire showcases the transformative impact of AI and ML on student retention and recruitment. By leveraging advanced technologies, NCL has not only improved operational efficiency but has also ushered in a new era of student-centric education. Contact us to request a copy of the webinar recording. 

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