University equipment decisions

Investment in new equipment is supporting student recruitment; the better the kit available, the more attractive the course
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Investment in new equipment is supporting student recruitment; the better the kit available, the more attractive the course. Now with the student intake cap off, more enrolments are possible and universities are keen to ensure they’re investing in the right resources. So it’s not surprising usage is being scrutinised, particularly when it comes to purchases of specialised, big-ticket items. This is one reason why the connect2 solution from Lorensbergs is gaining in popularity.

Already in place in over 50 institutions, connect2 showcases available equipment and resources, leading to raised awareness. It allows students to book what they need online and tracks all usage. So it simultaneously improves access and usage levels while gathering data on it. This provides much-needed intelligence when making new spending decisions.

In the high-demand environment of universities, equipment durability also carries great importance. Connect2 helps further though, as the software ensures only students with the right training and course needs get to handle more specialised items, minimising time out for maintenance. It’s achieved by automatically managing equipment access according to a student’s course, year or completed training. In summary, resource usage and ROI improves with connect2.

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