Collaborative working with the University has been strengthened, processes are robustly supported and PEMS is now the central channel for online student placement evaluation. Since Oxford Brookes University installed PEMS, it has become a key part of their Practice Education Unit (PEU), and estimated saving them in equivalent costs £84,000 in the first year. It has also allowed them to expand the number of students and programmes supported by PEU which would not have been achievable without an increase in staffing. PEMS is now the central channel for ensuring compliance with both preparation for practice and online student placement evaluation.
The University balanced the cost of the initial investment against the potential penalty cost of not implementing a system.
“With staffing costs on the rise and increasing student commissioned numbers, against a backdrop of increasing complexity of placement quality and capacity in health and social care service provision –not to mention the cost of any potential litigation due to poorly-recorded compliance– PEMS made obvious financial sense.
We found Oxinet to be innovative and ‘Agile minded’ in their solution orientated approach to achieving collaborative goals in product development and implementation. They are a team of inspired creative thinkers and working with them as technical partner on our project was most enjoyable and productive”
Netta Lloyd-Jones – Head of Practice Education, Oxford Brookes University
Through active participation in the PEMS User Group, Oxford Brookes University alongside our other PEMS customers, continue to collaborate with Oxinet to develop and improve PEMS; future-proofing the system to make sure it remains fit for an evolving sector.