Sonia has been a success for AUT School of Education. The response from our students has been very positive; they are more in control of their placements and like the ease of access for retrieving information. The support the [Sonia] staff has given us has been great, they listen, communicate clearly and are quick at responding. Overall Sonia has sped up our placement process and enabled us to work smarter.
I have been a Sonia user for 4 1/2 years and while not fully exploiting all of its capabilities, I have been very glad of the functions it offers. The one I like the most is how students can nominate their site preferences online and then Sonia can perform an allocation which places the student at a site based on various factors. For me, this is a huge time saver and it is also a lot easier for the students to submit their preferences electronically.