First Saudi Student at The University of the West Indies

Projects

First Saudi Student at UWI

International Student Support: From the extensive networking in higher education in both regions, TSCC welcomed its first international candidate, as an accepted student of the Centre for Language Learning, The University of the West Indies, pursuing English language. TSCC provided support in application, enrolment, registration, accommodations, immigration and acclimatization for the incoming student. This project shows immense potential in impacting the education landscape in Trinidad and Tobago, as international student recruitment from KSA can augment foreign revenue earnings in education locally, especially as the KSA is known for administering the largest government scholarship programme in the world. Bilateral flows of students can also lead to formal, structured student exchange programmes and other joint projects.

Their research provides an evidence base for developing policy and practice related to the welfare of families across Australia.

Challenge

With the desire to market themselves in a more interactive way through their website, AIFS made the decision to move across to the WordPress CMS for increased content management functionality and for the option of more flexible, accessible and responsive ways of displaying content. As their existing site contained a substantial amount of high value content in the form of research publications, the breadth of requirements was extensive and would call for a significant overhaul to the information architecture. This would result in improved content discoverability across all subsites and subsequently make it easier for users to discover the depth of the material available to them.

Solution

In developing the solution, We built a distribution for AIFS – a pre-configured version of WordPress that is able to be used across their network of sites, is easily reconfigured to allow for customisations and boasts rich search capability across all sub-sites. We helped the AIFS team in becoming self-sufficient in terms of managing their sites, working closely alongside their internal team to assist them in becoming much more educated about WordPress, becoming efficient in the use of the distribution, and also with the ongoing management, maintenance and hosting of their numerous sites. They now have have a collection of integrated, content-managed websites that are the central hub for sharing and transferring knowledge generated by the Institute.

The Results

Hosted internally, the new AIFS website was successfully launched in mid 2015, the new distribution now implemented across their network of sites including the Australian Gambling Research Centre, Child Family Community Australia and numerous other sites that cater to separate projects of the Institute.