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In 2022, The University of Exeter became one of the first in the Russell Group to adopt FastLane. Having experienced unprecedented levels of demand post-pandemic, it wanted a means to process overseas applicants more smoothly, taking the pressure off admissions teams, while streamlining the most suitable candidates. The study highlights a significant above standard application-to-offer rate of more qualified candidates and displays how the service has impacted productivity and efficiency, resulting in a more simplified recruitment process.

About the University of Exeter

The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university well-known for its academic excellence, top quality research facilities, particularly in areas such as climate change, environmental science and medicine. It has a commitment to providing a supportive and inclusive environment for its students and staff and is one of the top 10 universities in the UK for student satisfaction. The University of Exeter campus is a diverse and welcoming community with over 22,000 students from all over the world.

The challenge

The application turnaround times of various institutions were impacted by the volume of applications the UK has experienced in the last few years. The University of Exeter decided they wanted to increase conversion by finding a solution that would improve the quality of applications and reduce the length of time spent on reviewing applications that were not suited to university.

The solution: FastLane

FastLane matches students to live admissions criteria rules, allowing IDP to make offers-in-principle to verified students who meet the criteria. Institutions offer FastLane students quicker turnaround times and offer institutions improved admissions efficiency. Here’s how it works:

Onboarding, training and ongoing support

University of Exeter impact

Get in touch to find out how FastLane can help your institution

Discover how FastLane can accelerate and simplify the application process, whilst increasing recruitment of more highly qualified international students.  Connect with the FastLane team to learn more here.

Emma Skelton
Emma Skelton28 July 2023