PDMS attended a House of Commons event discussing the importance of technology in educational organisations

The University of the West of Scotland (UWS) is a global University aspiring to top tier status. That was the message from Prof Craig Mahoney, Principal of UWS, at a special event at the House of Commons last night. We were privileged to attend the evening thanks to our ongoing partnership with the University. 

Prof Craigh Mahoney, Principal UWS

The Principal explained a variety of different ways he is ensuring the University continues to grow and succeed. One of which is a focus on technology as an enabler of better learning, which is why the university has invested £12m in IT over the last 3 years.

He spoke on the impact of students adopting smart phones as their preferred method of communication. According to the principal, these advances in technology mean education establishments like UWS have to transition away from a didactic mode of delivery. In the same way that Amazon adopted a digital strategy to disrupt its market, education has to embrace digital to disrupt theirs and provide the learner with a personalised journey. The Principal even warned that if the education industry fails to transition with technology, they run the risk of becoming redundant.

Our Business Development Manager, Richard Graham, also had the opportunity to meet with Dr Lisa Cameron MP (pictured below) to talk about our Employed platform and its capability to change the way education providers equip their students for the world of work. 

Lisa_cameron_UWS

Thank you to all of the University staff and the events host, the Rt Hon David Mundell MP, who put on an excellent evening.