Human Recognition Systems (HRS), leading suppliers of total biometric solutions, has helped the University of Sunderland to implement a student identity and attendance verification platform using their MVerify platform, and aid them in meeting the Home Office’s Tier 4 requirements.
The MVerify platform automatically captures and verifies student identity documentation, helping the university to minimise the impact of student registration within classes and lectures through the automated capture and reporting of attendance. The new solution replaces student management spreadsheets and paper-based registers, and has made mobile attendance capture possible. Hand-held devices possess an integrated fingerprint reader, allowing students to quickly verify their identity and attendance by placing their finger on the device. MVerify also allows document capture of data from students’ passports, visas and other documentation, storing it within the cloud-based application to provide real-time reporting. The new system also significantly reduces time in processing admissions, is cost effective and has lessened manual errors.
Ruth Davison, Student Relations and Compliance Manager at the University of Sunderland’s London Campus, said: “University admissions and monitoring student attendance effectively is a time and resource-intensive process. In order to ensure our students receive the highest quality education, we sought a solution that minimise the effect of administration on the teaching session. Additionally, MVerify provides us with a platform to increase course attendance, helping to boost academic performance and improve student retention.”
Jon Busby at HRS added: “MVerify assists in document automation and attendance capture in a single package, with the added convenience of integrating with the university’s existing systems. Our cloud-based platform removes the costs often associated with internal infrastructure and provides the university with a real-time overview of student registration and attendance.”
The University of Sunderland is leading the way with its adoption of the MVerify solution.
By Allie Philpin