Why Enlitened?

Challenges to the sector

Universities face ever-growing competition, student expectations and public measurement. There’s an unprecedented wave of student wellbeing and mental health problems.

Student achievement and progression vary significantly across different groups of students, with human and financial costs.

There are high standards for access & participation. Budgets and staff are stretched, making it ever-harder to target students with the right support, at the right time.

Introducing Enlitened

Legacy tools – not fit for purpose


No real-time data on student engagement, satisfaction and wellbeing


Feedback surveys are over-used, limited and one-way. Survey fatigue is setting in


Student ideas systems are under-used, limited and labour-intensive


Siloed systems and scattered data is hard to analyse. Problems not linked to solutions


Very limited technology to push the right support to students at the right time

A pioneering approach


Daily, year-round measurement. Algorithms highlight emerging problems by segment


Compelling mobile app engages wider student body, and closes feedback loop


Popular ideas platform for students, with real-time dashboard & comms platform for staff


Instant view of focus areas with student-led solutions, shared across uni, faculty and SU


Tailored content and signposting, instantly in-app, based on individual activity

Our unique approach is designed to maximise continuous improvement in wellbeing, engagement, student experience, continuation and equal opportunities, and therefore NSS, TEF and league tables.

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  • “The Student Room team have spent 18 years supporting students online. We hope that their Enlitened programme can help future generations of students have the best possible university experience and we are happy to be exploring ways in which Student Minds and The Student Room can work together in the future.”

    Rosie Tressler OBE
    CEO, Student Minds

  • “It can be difficult trying to measure student satisfaction with email questionnaires. This new approach is great because it’s instant and constantly being updated. Between us, the student union and university we can work to address issues in real-time.”

    Welfare, Community & Diversity Officer –
    Student Union University of East Anglia

  • “Enlitened’s diligent, evidence-led approach and speed of development have been great to witness. Our students have very much enjoyed engaging with Enlitened, and the wellbeing data generated as a result have the potential to be genuinely transformative. The future of student engagement is emerging, and we are excited to be part of it.”

    Professor Kelly Coate
    Pro Vice Chancellor (Education and Students), University of Sussex

  • “As Enlitened rolls out across the whole university, I am convinced it will be genuinely transformative. It gives us a leap forward in proactive approachable support for students, transforms conversation with our student community, and is a major shift in the timeliness and detail of the data we have to improve the whole student experience.”

    Dr Jon Sharp
    Director of Student Services,
    University of East Anglia

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