Jane Fawkes, Deputy CEO and Vice Principal presents UCEM’s approach to Learning Analytics at the Council of Heads of the Built Environment (CHOBE) AGM

Posted on: 21 March, 2017

Jane Fawkes, Deputy CEO and Vice Principal of University College of Estate Management (UCEM) today presented at CHOBE’s AGM about UCEM’s journey with learning analytics.  For UCEM, as an institution with over 3,500 learners based in more than 100 countries, understanding how students are progressing and being able to identify indicators that inform us which students are struggling to keep up is key to our intervention strategy.

UCEM’s provision of Built Environment-related programmes from Level 3 to Level 7 and delivered through supported online learning provides us with rich data related to engagement with learning materials and assessments.  In 2015, UCEM implemented it’s No Student Left Behind initiative, focused on student retention and completion, providing the impetus to implement learning analytics, through development of statistical models that support its tuition model, aiding intervention and decision making.

Jane Fawkes commented “UCEM takes its responsibility to support its students seriously and is using learning analytics to identify students who are at risk of, or are not meeting learning outcomes and may be at risk of not completing their studies.  The knowledge we gain through application of learning analytics helps us to refine our delivery strategy, increase staff and student engagement, ultimately ensuring we take steps where needed to ensure the success of our students.”

For more information, the presentations from the CHOBE AGM are available here.

About UCEM

University College of Estate Management is a leading provider of supported online learning for the Built Environment; with over 95 years’ experience in providing the highest quality learning opportunities for the industry. At any one time, it has over 3,000 students from approximately 100 countries benefiting from its degrees taught by tutors with extensive industry experience.

UCEM offers many property-related programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as providing professional development and tailor-made corporate training courses. Its active research programme contributes to knowledge across the profession, benefiting businesses, practitioners and policymakers alike.


CHOBE supports and represents with a voice of influence those with strategic responsibility for the development and delivery of graduate and postgraduate education and research within the disciplines of construction, property and surveying.  It comprises of Heads of Schools/Departments in UK Universities responsible for research, knowledge transfer and learning in the fields of construction, property and surveying. Its aim is to work with colleagues to ensure that our disciplines are well supported within our institutions and to act as a representative body for our constituency. Currently membership includes many of the Higher Education institutions in the UK.