student life
Executive Commentary
Technology Versus Tradition: How to strike the right balance on campus
Jim Jenkins
Jim Jenkins
CEO, Universities East, Sodexo North America

The world is increasingly driven by technology. Certainly, university and college campuses are no exception. A whopping one billion more digital-native millennial students will emerge worldwide over the next 20 years, predicts IBIS Capital/Ed Tech Global 2016. (more…)

Executive Commentary
How To Teach the 21st Century Student
Barry Telford
Barry Telford
CEO, Universities West, Sodexo North America President, Sodexo Canada

A casual observer might think educational success is an outcome of good teaching and a well-constructed curriculum. Many (including myself) in the education community know that those elements are a crucial parts of a massive landscape.

And, now more than ever, we know that students reach their potential when they are supported academically as well as personally by a community that fosters individual growth, independence and meaningful engagement.  (more…)

Executive Commentary
Student Success? Start with the Stomach
Satya-Christophe Menard
Satya-Christophe Menard
CEO Schools and Universities Worldwide at Sodexo

A few years ago, my wife and I sent our oldest abroad to high school. We were all equally nervous. This was a boy for whom we had cared, worried over and fed for 18 years. Yet, suddenly, he was supposed to do it all himself? (more…)

Universities
Creating Positive Student Experiences through an Innovative Housing Program at University of Greenwich — The Interview
Sodexo
Sodexo

Since 1996, Sodexo has provided housing services to more than 1,000 students living on two campuses at University of Greenwich on the outskirts of London. The program has been so successful that it became the model for our global Student Living offer, shaping the way we look at the student journey around the world.  (more…)

Universities
Beyond the Books: Creating a Campus Community
Barry Telford
Barry Telford
CEO, Universities West, Sodexo North America President, Sodexo Canada

For students, the college experience is a pivotal time of growth. Not only are these individuals learning new concepts and theories through their studies, many are also taking that first initial jump from childhood to adulthood as they navigate life with an increased sense of independence. Whether these students live on campus or commute from home, their experience at college shapes their first impression of life beyond the books. Because of this, providing the foundation for a robust campus community not only enhances the student experience but improves students’ quality of life.  (more…)