Our 2021 wrapped: 10 things we loved this year

Our 2021 wrapped: 10 things we loved this year

As we wave goodbye to 2021, we can’t wait for what the New Year brings. We hope you've enjoyed all things Enroly in the past year, but in case you missed anything, here’s a festive wrap of 10 things we loved in 2021.

  1. Hello to new partners 🤝

We onboarded a new UK institution every three weeks. It’s been inspiring to launch with a range of new universities and pathways of all shapes and sizes. We’ve joined up with large international recruiters like the University of Leicester and signed our first Scottish partner, Abertay University, meaning we’re now in all four nations of the UK.

  1. Two million documents processed with automation 📄

Yes, that’s right! Our platform, CAS Shield, hit a whopping two million documents processed with smart automation this last year. That’s a whole lot of university staff hours saved, and tens of thousands of happy students that have enjoyed a smooth arrival process to the UK.

  1. New features 💻

We’ve been hard at work developing new and improved features for CAS Shield. Some new functionality includes: service provider integration, offices to restrict access to teams or users based on their specific needs, programmable tags to make the system more flexible and configurable, and a Calendly integration so that student interview bookings can be easily scheduled and managed. A huge thank you to our partners who come to us with many of the best ideas on how to make the system even better. Keep an eye out for some excellent new features in 2022, including self-service on-boarding, our new anonymised data terminal and automated video interviews.

  1. We grew our team… 🧑🏽👩🏻🧑🏼

It may be the season for bulking up, but we’ve really grown since this time last year. In fact, we’ve tripled the size of our team, and we’re delighted to have welcomed so many more passionate and talented people to Enroly, from engineers to account managers.

  1. ...And you met some of them 👋

It’s been fun to introduce so many members of our tech and wider team with our #StaffSpotlights series. We’ve also loved the return to real life meetings, offering the chance to catch up with our partners, often in-person for the first time! Look out for #CASShieldOnCampus coming to you sometime in 2022.  

  1. 4,000+ happy agents

Not only did 2021 see us reach the milestone of over 4,000 agent users, but we also got some very pleasing feedback with our NPS results with this user group. Agents gave us a wonderful Net Promoter Score of 71 earlier this year, demonstrating how much they are getting out of the system.

  1. Awards 🏆

It’s always nice to be recognised by the industry and we’ve been humbled to receive some exciting awards and mentions this year. From winning the 2021 EdTechX Start-up Award for Innovation and Growth and making the HolonIQ EdTech Europe 100, through to our inclusion by Education Technology Insights in the Top 5 EdTech Startups in the UK, and placing as a runner up for Digital Team of the Year at the Digital Education Awards - it’s definitely been a year to remember.

  1. Our quickest go-live ever 💨

CAS Shield is a plug-and-play solution, and trust us when we say we aim for implementation to be the quickest major digital transformation project in your institution's history. From kick-off meeting to go-live, we launched the platform in a record 4 weeks with Bangor University earlier this year: a new partnership personal best. We also set up Bangor’s integration in under an hour - another record!

9. We raised funds for our expansion 📈

We raised £1.5 million investment in the spring so that we could scale our team and bring CAS Shield to more universities than ever before. We’ll be launching in Australia in 2022, another big milestone for us as we grow.

10. We’ve been working on our look 👀

Keep your eyes peeled in early 2022 as Enroly CAS Shield gets a makeover. We don’t want to give too much away, but get ready for accessibility improvements, a new and improved layout and a  fresh look and feel. Watch this space!

Wherever you are this festive season, we’d like to wish you very happy holidays and all the best for the New Year ahead.

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