This project is a fully-funded one-year industrial MPhil in which you will undertake applied research and development on behalf of a Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) in Leicester and Leicestershire.
Professor Jeremy Levesley (Department of Mathematics)
Dr Ayo Akinduko (Leicester Innovation Hub)
Rubitek’s flagship software solution, Rubitek Core, is a system designed to reduce the administrative burden and cost of delivery for employers and education providers, whilst better engaging learners and bringing together the support and commitment from everyone involved in each learner's journey. The learner app, in particular, encourages improved learner engagement at every step of the journey.
The aim of this project is to develop a series of algorithms that will analyse input data from the apprentice/learner and their engagement with the software. These algorithms will be designed to detect changes in behaviour and/or attainment, and flag these as potential indicators of disengagement. This project will transform the learning journey, facilitating much earlier intervention and delivering improved retention and completion outcomes which in time will help to inform national policy around best practice intervention methods.
During the project, you will work closely with the sponsoring Leicestershire-based SME and the University of Leicester.