Bridging the Gap:
Higher Education and Industry
How can universities better prepare students for the world of work?
While the modern world is in a constant state of evolution, the academic structure has remained largely unchanged. From term times still mirroring those that were introduced to better coincide with harvests, to assessments only now seeing a trend towards digitisation, it is no wonder that some academic processes are in danger of becoming outdated.
With technology becoming a core element of the workplace, it is imperative that students leave their place of study with the relevant skills to succeed in their future roles. Universities are a place of growth and progress. By providing students with the tools to flourish and expand their knowledge, institutions can better prepare them for life beyond the lecture hall.
Our aim at Sync is to strengthen the links between employers and students/graduates.
The use of Apple technology in your university helps students gain digital skills that employers value when considering candidates.
Preparing Students for Employability
50% of employers say they cannot find candidates
with advanced digital skills.1
Changing the Status Quo
Only 11% of UK workers possess
Digital Skills Gap
59% of the UK workforce are unable to do all of
the digital tasks essential for work.3
Bridging the Digital Divide
With Apple technology being the industry standard in a wide range of sectors, it’s vital that universities are supplying all students with the same opportunities to succeed – no matter the student’s background.
Bridging this gap of digital equity will mean that all students are on a level playing field, providing everyone with the chance to learn technological skills necessary to their roles in the future.
Preparing Students for Employability
There is an increase in demand for digitally-skilled graduates, which isn’t being fulfilled by universities’ current educational model. When we look at preparing students for the world of work, providing students with an education that prepares them for their chosen sector is essential.
Apple devices have now become the industry standard across a number of sectors, including education, healthcare, media, pro audio, design, and computing. With 55% of all businesses using Mac within their workflows, it is entirely likely that students will find themselves working with Mac at some point in the future.4 By instilling them with the relevant digital skills today, universities are helping students thrive in their future roles.
Financing Apple Technology in HE
One of the main issues Higher Education institutions face when implementing their digital transformation is trying to find the right solution to fit within their budgets.
Here at Sync, we provide numerous financial solutions to support universities in procuring the latest technology whilst keeping within their budgets. These finance options include: Single Upfront Payment (SUP), Operating Lease, and Outright Payment.
Empower your Students with Apple technology
Explore the range of Apple devices that can enhance your students’ learning experience and help to better prepare them for the workplace.
The 14-inch MacBook Pro blasts forward with M3 Pro and M3 Max, incredibly advanced chips that bring serious speed and capability to even the most demanding coursework and personal projects.
The 15-inch MacBook Air is great for multitasking on its Liquid Retina display. Supercharged by the M2 chip, it delivers up to 18 hours of battery life for a full work day.5
iMac now comes packed with the latest processors, faster memory, powerful graphics and ultra-fast SSD storage. Available in 24, and 27-inch models.
Sync | University Academy 92
We partnered with University Academy 92 (UA92) to support the integration of Apple technology across their campus. The process of increased digitisation across UA92’s Old Trafford campus corresponds directly with their goal of making higher education accessible to every student, no matter their background, by providing the technology necessary to create an equitable learning environment for all.
5Battery life varies by use and configuration. See apple.com/batteries for more information.