16 November 2023 at 11:00 am
“Feedback is a gift” - Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao’s 2023 Sector Survey
Earlier this year, Education New Zealand Manapou ki te Ao (ENZ) asked the New Zealand international education sector to provide feedback on ENZ’s services and support.
We would like to thank the many respondents who took the time to answer the survey, including universities, schools, Private Training Establishments, English Language Schools, education product and services companies, Te Pūkenga, peak bodies, and regional economic development agencies.
Undertaken annually, the survey helps ENZ to understand what is important to the sector, what services and support provide the most value, and where there are opportunities for ENZ to improve our offerings.
In 2023, 73% of the sector agreed that ENZ’s services and support over the past year had added value to their organisation, Business and market advice and E-News were ranked as the most useful services.
Areas such as ENZ’s in-market advice and informed intelligence were highlighted as being helpful to the sector in making timely, informed decisions, as is the support to re-establish and consolidate presence in existing markets while exploring new growth opportunities. The opportunities that ENZ provides for international partnerships was also highlighted as helpful.
The survey is also important in identifying the areas in which the sector would like ENZ to focus more. This included more advance notice on upcoming events and opportunities, providing more clarity on the range of services and support available and building more strategic partnerships across the wider sector.
Sharon-May McCrostie, ENZ’s Director of Sector Engagement said that while this survey is held annually, ENZ welcomes ongoing feedback on how ENZ can best support the New Zealand international education sector to grow.
“These surveys are considered an important scorecard for us to understand where we are meeting expectations with our stakeholders but also opportunities to improve our support to the sector.
“Looking ahead to 2024, the sector has said it would like to see us improve our engagement around integrating views of the sector in our planning and promoting the value that the international education sector brings to NZ,” added Sharon-May.
For information on ENZ’s digital tools, resources, and insights available to the NZ international education sector, check out MaiENZ.