Student experience in higher education is often hindered by challenges such as ineffective communication, lengthy processing times, and the reliance on a limited number of staff to manage essential operational processes. These obstacles not only consume valuable time and resources but also pose a threat to the competitiveness and service quality of universities and educational institutions.
DVE Solutions offers tailored solutions to these challenges by optimising processes and enhancing overall efficiency. Through our team of experts and a collaborative approach, we engage and empower your staff members, enabling us to collectively establish an implementation plan that streamlines operations and improves the student experience.
Help solve your problems with DVE
DVE Solutions has over 15 years of experience, improving different aspects of the student experience, encompassing the following areas*:
- Student communications
- Student journey mapping
- Student support and success
- Student engagement
- Placements and Work Integrated Learning
- Graduate outcomes
- Health and Wellbeing
- Equity and Diversity
*Considering all student cohorts
(International, Domestic, Pathway, Scholarship, ATSI, High-Performing, First in Family, First Year, Continuing)
Our consulting services include:
- Business process review and mapping (Current and Future States)
- RASIC – Roles and Responsibilities review and mapping
- Benchmarking and data analysis
- Project planning, management and support
- Staff consultation including workshops, focus groups and interviews
DVE Business Solutions provided support to QUT in undertaking a departmental review. Through this work, DVE were found to be highly efficient and attentive with an excellent grasp of the subject matter, in addition to a thorough understanding of the stakeholder groups and context within which the department operates.
DVE has done several projects for us at ACU Student Administration, one major project and several smaller targeted pieces of work. DVE have been engaging and timely in their responses, they are thorough and provided me with regular progress updates. We were able to build a better understanding of our pain points across processes and make significant improvements after the DVE review, analysis and recommendation for improvement process.
The experience of working with DVE was not only extremely beneficial in terms of both process and outcomes, but it was very enjoyable as well due to the considered approach taken by their staff. The team’s professionalism, high quality work, and level of service were outstanding.
DVE has provided Project Management, Database Development and Process and Business Process Change Management support to our Division of Health Sciences at the University of South Australia In particular they have helped us improve both strategy and business processes around the clinical education area of our education practices. They have always been extremely end user focused, clear about what will be delivered and reliable in delivering what was agreed.
I have been involved in, and managed, a range of educational projects in my years as an academic. Without hesitation I would say that the most successful and least stressful of these projects were those I have undertaken with the support of DVE Solutions.
DVE Solutions have been fantastic to work with, assisting with the process mapping for our unit. The service has been very professional, timely, knowledgeable and insightful. DVE’s understanding of the university and health care sector has been particularly useful.
Working with DVE was a delight. They brought a structured, clear approach and worked collaboratively with our team which was a big plus for us. The project was to build consistency and scalability into our placement system with a target of 150 new placement positions for 2018. This was well and truly achieved with DVE finding our efficiency’s and streamlining our system. By August 2018, we have already far exceeded our target with 260 placement positions.
Prof Marie Wilson
We undertook a change in our service delivery model, and needed support to re-align people and processes to create a student-facing ‘Hub’. Staff needed to be brought together from different Schools to form a new team, and we needed to coordinate this with other service providers in the University. DVE worked to clarify processes and support the new service delivery model. They have contributed to a follow-up evaluation to keep the new Undergraduate Hub on track. Staff and students are delighted with the outcomes
DVE Business Solutions has assisted ClinEdSA in improving a number of systems for health profession student clinical placement administration in South Australia. DVE’s expertise in process mapping has assisted ClinEdSA to clarify the clinical placement recruitment and allocation process, roles and responsibilities of education providers and host organisations, and the management of associated documentation for both high level and operational clinical placement administration…
The DVE team ensured our project was kept on track and we achieved our outcomes. We have reduced our costs by a third and increased our volume of research projects by 50%! This has made a substantial difference to the profitability of the unit and ensured ongoing sustainability for the future. DVE’s ability to engage easily with our staff and understand our business needs was an important success factor throughout this project and I would not hesitate in recommending DVE where improvements to efficiency and commercial viability are required.