The Access Platform (TAP) London-based edtech company has opened a new office in Sydney after the growth of the higher education sector in the ANZ region. TAP, a student recruitment firm has created a platform for students to speak online and share their content with student ambassadors and graduates.

TAP Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder Nik Higgins will move to Sydney in October to lead the operations in Australia. This move comes after TAP’s first strike into the Australasia market in 2019 when it announced its agreements with the University of Adelaide and RMIT University in Australia and New Zealand’s AUT University.

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Edtech TAP’s platform is designed to give students, especially international students under lockdown, a way to get an insight into university life. With its new office in Sydney, TAP will be able to offer hands-on support to 25 higher education and university partners across ANZ. 

Mr Nik Higgins said the growth of TAP in Australia and New Zealand has been rapid, based on a growing realisation that peer recruitment as a tool to engage is powerful and also due to the effect of the pandemic.

The Access Platform has also hired its first employee, Mr Top Dunlop, for its Australia arm. Dunlop will play the role of Customer Success Manager at TAP. Before working for TAP, he spent 8 years at Navitas, one of the world’s biggest education providers.

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About the edtech firm The Access Platform (TAP)


UK-based edtech company The Access Platform is a global specialist in peer recruitment especially for the higher education sector. TAP believed that the best advocates for any institution or university are its students, alumni and staff. Their technology helps educational institutions across the world to put that idea into practice. At present TAP works with schools, universities and pathway providers in 4 continents.

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