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By Victoria Wilson

Welcome to our latest newsletter from Capita Further and Higher Education. It’s been a busy few months here and we hope this email keeps you up to date with all the developments.

Read on to meet the new leader of Capita FHE and find out about 2017’s National Conference, including how to book right now to take advantage of our early bird offer. You can also view the original newsletter sent to all customers here.

If you enjoyed the keynote speakers at this year's Capita FHE National Conference, you can now watch their interviews and read the reflections from the two-day event as well as downloading all the key content. 

We also have a brand new briefing paper for you to download and read: "An FE principal's guide to navigating the area reviews". Created in conjunction with the roundtable discussions at the recent National Conference, this is essential reading and brings together experiences of principals throughout the UK. 

You may recall back in May we got in touch with you to let you know that we were launching our new website. It’s had a few months to bed in now and we’re keen to hear what the most important people – you – think. We are now working on Phase II of the website and will be including updates on product pages from the previous website. Please drop us a note at and share your thoughts. What works? What doesn’t? What would you like to see included? What’s the best bit?

We hope you enjoy the read...


We're back - Save the date!

This year’s FHE National Conference was a huge success and we are pleased to announce the date of the next one. We’ll be returning to the same venue and hosting our conference on Tuesday 28 and Wednesday 29 March 2017.

We are working on the programme right now, but we can tell you already that it will be even better than the previous one. The 2017 FHE Conference will be more interactive with plenty of opportunities for delegates to share views, and we will be inviting customers to come and speak about their projects and how Capita has helped them meet their objectives. The feedback from delegates was that they wanted to hear more first-hand stories from customers themselves, so we will be delivering on this.


Early bird offer for 2017’s National Conference

Bookings are now open and for those of our customers to didn’t opt to include a delegate place at a reduced price in their annual maintenance contract for UNIT-e, or for those of you who wish to add additional places, we have an early bird offer now available! From now until 31 October 2016, you will receive a 10% discount on all full conference delegate places*.

Be a part of it

Every year our we host our conference with the key issues facing all of our customers in mind, so if there is a pressing issue you would like to see featured at the conference, or you have a speaker in mind that you feel would deliver a compelling session, we'd love to hear your ideas.

To share your views and ideas for content, simply drop us a line at

Reflecting on 2016’s National Conference

Now available to download from the our website is the highly anticipated report "An FE principal’s guide to navigating the area reviews: seizing the opportunity for a stronger, more successful future" which was produced following the roundtable discussions held at this year’s FHE National Conference and moderated by Ioan Morgan CBE, former Principal at Warwickshire College and Chair of the 157 Group.

You can discover more about the briefing paper below or visit our blog post here.

You may also like to watch the interviews with our keynote speakers, including Nic Dakin MP and Shadow Minister for Education, and Chris Thomson, Principal at BHASVIC, and read the highlights of this year’s Capita FHE National Conference.

For all of you who attended the conference, and for those of you who didn’t, you can now download all the presentations here once logged into the MySupport portal.


Welcome to...

The Capita FHE team would like to extend a warm welcome to Truro and Penwith College and East Riding of Yorkshire Council Employment, Education and Skills Service on joining our community of customers. 

We also wish to thank our existing customers who have extended their relationship with Capita FHE. Westminster Kingsway College recently merged with City and Islington College, and the new institution has selected to continue using UNIT-e as their MIS.


Meet the new Head of Capita FHE

As the majority of you will now be aware, we now have a new Head of FHE, Karen Reece, who has been in place since spring. We spent five minutes with Karen and you can read our short interview online to gain a little more insight into the life of the new FHE leader.  Click here to meet Karen and read her interview.


An FE principal's guide to navigating the area reviews

We have just launched a new briefing paper entitled "An FE principal's guide to navigating the area reviews - seizing the opportunity for a stronger, more successful future" and you are among the first to have the opportunity to download your own copy. 

Developed following conversations held during roundtable sessions at this year's Capita FHE National Conference, this briefing paper gathers tips on navigating the area reviews in Scotland and brings together the collective experiences of colleges at different stages of the process in England.

The briefing paper provides essential reading senior leaders in FE wanting to take more control over the future direction of their colleges and seize the opportunities that are just over the horizon. You can download your own copy, for free, from

If you have any queries relating to the mergers or would like to find out more about how Capita can help you through the process, please contact

A snapshot of Advantage

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There's a few to choose and watch, with each video demonstrating how our innovative, mobile-first solution benefits your students, your staff, parents and your management teams. Watch them now!

 Visit to discover the Advantage range in full. 


We hope you’ve found this newsletter insightful, interesting and most importantly useful! If there’s anything you would like to see included in future editions, please get in touch by emailing 

*exclusive of VAT. 10% saving on single, full price delegate place. Offer valid until 31 October 2016.