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INTO is an initiative set to transform international pathway provision through up to eleven joint ventures with leading British universities by 2011. It has developed an extensive international marketing network recruiting high quality students for its state-of-the-art campus-based INTO Centres, where the joint ventures provide academic and language preparation for UK study, together with dedicated teaching and accommodation facilities.

The INTO contract is of extreme importance as it will be the first time that SITS:Vision student and course administration system will be hosted from Tribal’s Sheffield office, therefore allowing users from across the world to enter data into the system. SITS:Vision is used to support the administration of students and courses within universities and Scottish colleges. It is designed to increase efficiency in administrative processes through highly functional software working alongside innovative technologies such as automation and workflow management.


* is currently being used by 65 per cent of the UK higher education market
* provides an integrated online portal for staff and students
* incorporates functionality to deal with statutory regulations governing higher education
* provides powerful workflow capabilities
* is modular and so allows customisation for individual installations.

We have been tasked to set up systems for the first three joint ventures by mid-June 2007:

* INTO University of East Anglia
* INTO University of Exeter
* INTO Newcastle University.

All three are operational and providing a full range of courses in interim facilities on campus while the new centres are being developed. INTO University of East Anglia will be the first site and provides:

* quality-assured courses leading to year one and year two undergraduate or postgraduate study
* guaranteed university placement
* state-of-the-art, on-campus facilities
* highest levels of personal care and support
* a simple enrolment process from anywhere in the world.

If you would like further details or if you have any questions regarding the INTO contract please contact Sarah Knapp. Sector Marketing Manager for HE -

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Appendix - notes to editors:

Tribal is one of the most successful and fastest growing companies supporting the public sector in the UK today. We are a leading provider of professional support services, offering a range of consultancy and delivered services. Our turnover is over £250 million and we employ over 2,300 people from a regional network of offices. Our services are grouped into the following areas: consulting, technology, resourcing, education, property and communications.

Our services are provided to over 2,500 public sector organisations, predominantly within education; health and social care; local government, housing and regeneration; and central government. We work with 80 per cent of secondary schools; 75 per cent of local authorities; 95 per cent of further education colleges; 90 per cent of strategic health authorities; and 75 per cent of NHS trusts.

For further information, please contact:

The Tribal Group communications team
Tel: 01285886020

For further information, please contact:

Catherine Dhanjal, TheAnswer Ltd
Tel: 01883 650434 or 0794 166 9925

16 May 2007

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