University of Northampton selects SEAtS Software

University of Northampton selects SEAtS Software to transform Student Retention, Engagement, Attendance and Statutory Compliance processes

Online PR News – 28-August-2014 – Bromsgrove, Worcestershire – SEAtS, a leading provider of software for Higher Education Institutes (HEIs), today announced that the University of Northampton has selected SEAtS software to support the University’s Student Retention, Engagement Compliance and Capital Investment Objectives, and to support its desire to deliver the best possible student experience. The university identified SEAtS through a comprehensive 6 month OJEU tendering process, fully researching the market. SEAtS has subsequently become available for other HEIs to purchase directly through the OJEU approved G-Cloud 5 framework from the Crown Commercial Service.

“The performance management approach and data that SEAtS offers will be important components of our policy initiatives around student retention, engagement and space utilisation, and of our ability to meet compliance requirements,” said Kathryn Kendon, Deputy Director of Student and Academic Services at the University of Northampton.

The SEAtS Student Engagement Platform is an early warning system for retention, engagement, attendance and compliance issues. Reports, alerts and data analytics are delivered on cloud infrastructure. Student presence will be captured using touch terminals that work with existing student ID cards.

SEAtS will also support institutional ability to meet Tier 4 visa and immigration compliance obligations, as well as enable attendance data capture, absence alerts, online registers and evidence of presence with verifiable data streams. SEAtS will enable the University of Northampton to produce more accurate student engagement data and analytics to lecturers, administrators, students and relevant external stakeholders.

The SEAtS platform will connect with existing campus systems at the University of Northampton including student records, timetabling and virtual learning environments. “Since the introduction of tuition fees, student expectations have risen significantly and the student recruitment landscape has become increasingly competitive for HEI’s. Universities such as Northampton that are innovating by using the power of big data, real time reporting and analytics, new methods of capturing engagement and presence will now gain significant competitive advantage,” said Noel Dooley, CEO of SEAtS Software.

“Information delivered through SEAtS to students, administrators and academic staff in an easy to use and understand way will facilitate early interventions,” added Kathryn. “We look forwards to how we can use this information to have an impact on student engagement and retention.”

For further information contact:
Mairead Walsh
Marketing & Communications Manager
SEAtS Software
T: +44 1527 888060

About SEAtS Software
SEAtS Student Engagement Retention and Compliance Software offer an end to end solution for managing the student life cycle in higher education. SEAtS can deliver better student retention, student experience and significantly improve student outcomes through focused efforts on those who need it most by prompting critical early pastoral intervention. SEAtS also delivers real time space utilisation and out of the box UKVI compliance processes and reporting. For further information on SEAtS call us +44 1527 888 060, email: or visit

About The University of Northampton
Based in Northamptonshire, at the heart of England and only a short journey from London, Birmingham, Oxford and Cambridge, the University of Northampton (UN) offers all students an outstanding academic experience, filled with learning and teaching excellence, cutting edge facilities and an exciting and stimulating life both on and off campus. UN was hailed as the highest climbing university in the 2014 Complete University Guide. UN has a strong reputation for high-quality education closely linked to employment with 96% of graduates gaining employment within six months of graduating. For further information on UN call 01604 735500, email: or visit the website