Peter Snelling

232017
 

Theresa May’s rallying vision of Brexit is to make the UK a more international, more outward looking nation. One whose future success and status on the world stage will be dictated by our ability to attract investment and finance, and to drive trade with existing and new partners. However, if [...]

Supporting the vision of a more global post-Brexit Britain was published on SAS Voices by Peter Snelling

162017
 

There have been some rather hysterical headlines in the UK recently about immigration. Eyebrow-raising statements alluding to the Home Office (the government department responsible for immigration) losing thousands of asylum seekers illustrate that efforts to trace them are placing huge pressure on resources. This, and the more outward looking post-Brexit [...]

Why our future prosperity demands smart borders was published on SAS Voices by Peter Snelling

092017
 

Unlike some other UK Government departments, the Home Office has done well out of the recent spending review. Overall police spending has been protected – following the debacle of the earlier calculation errors – to protect against emerging crime threats and to train more firearms officers. Counter-terrorism has received a [...]

Why deeper insights, not more cash, will transform Home Office outcomes was published on SAS Voices by Peter Snelling

292016
 

Universities using data is a topic close to SAS’ heart, and in a recent blog we talked about the specific challenges that UK universities face in attracting and keeping students, and how data can help universities better understand the student lifecycle. The first Universities and College Admissions Services (UCAS) deadline […]

How to make universities even smarter was published on SAS Voices.

232015
 

Higher education is a buyer’s market today, with the student being the buyer, according to Nick Hillman, director of the Higher Education Policy Institute. And don’t universities know it. Not only are they dealing with tuition fee caps, but they face mounting competition from other educational institutions. There are many UK […]

University challenge: Getting students to enroll is a big data job was published on SAS Voices.