Published biweekly, the COVID-19 education team sentiment snapshot highlights information drawn from a survey conducted every two weeks in an effort to gather on-the-ground intelligence from our education team to assist all our stakeholders (students, Universities, Agents, etc.) in preparing for the uncertainty surrounding the ongoing COVID-19 situation. This snapshot presents the insights from a survey conducted with our education team in India from October 4 – October 17, 2021.

We surveyed our in-country representatives for various Universities across Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America

% of Respondents by Country

Key Findings

 Education Team Outlook

  • Uncertain (6%) 6%
  • Neutral (41%) 4%
  • Positive (53%) 10%

Student Outlook

  • Uncertain (6%)
  • Neutral (35%) 12%
  • Positive (59%) 12%

Education Stakeholder outlook

  • Uncertain (6%) 6%
  • Neutral (46%)  12%
  • Positive (38%) 18%

Agent Outlook

  • Uncertain (8%) 5%
  • Neutral (38%) 9%
  • Positive (54%) 14%

Overall Sentiment of the Education Market

  • Uncertain (6%) 6%
  • Neutral (41%) 9%
  • Positive (54%) 4%

Source countries the education team supported in the last 4 weeks

Top Student Queries

  • The major focus of the education team in the next two weeks will be Planning/Research (65%), Engaging Stakeholders (58%), Student Counselling (58%), Conversion (58%), Agent Fairs (41%), Agent Training (35%), Visa Counselling (12%) & Pre-departure briefing (6%) 
  • 35% of our education team foresees to attend  1 agent fair weekly, while 29% foresee attending 2 agent fairs weekly & 6% foresee attending 1 agent fair weekly
  • 59% of our team foresees participating in panels in the next two weeks
  • While working with high schools, the education team suggests that major challenges they see in 2022 are accommodating virtual visit requests, 4 year UG degree and lack of visibility for Scottish Universities, borders opening
  • While working with high schools, the education team suggests the opportunities they see in 2022 are Covering more ground, Scholarships for South Asia students, Branding
  • The education team suggests that while working with agents, the major challenges they see in 2022 are no clarity on opening in Australia, Student quality, screening applications, lack of motivation
  • While working with Agents, the education team suggests the opportunities they see in 2022 are opening the international borders in Australia which will again help to gain strength for Australian Universities, as the population of the county is getting vaccinated the chances of opening the borders are increasing in 2022, two intakes Sep and Jan, South Asia scholarships and direct Entry for UG along with UCAS, Agent engagement
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