BBS Connected is an online tookit for international marketing and recruitment. It has changed the way in which schools and agents search, engage, connect and share information.
BBS Connected launched as a new online portal in 2015, hosting a large volume of detailed information about British Boarding schools and quality, reference-checked educational agencies who are each looking to recruit and place international students.
The system has been designed to help school staff develop an informed international strategy to underpin success. Firstly, staff can access boarding-specific country reports to identify which markets have the best 'fit' for their school. Next you can run a search for agents in target cities or countries. You can then read the agency profiles, see how many pupils they place into UK boarding schools, and view staff pictures and profiles. You can set up groups of agents for targeted communications and send messages to all agents or to select groups.
Other functions include a members' discussion forum and an easy information post so that you can share news and developments with all agents at the click of a mouse.
We currently have around 200 boarding schools, colleges and summer schools, 720 + agent offices and 2,200 individual users as members of Connected, making it the first port of call for schools and agents who are serious about international student recruitment and placement.