We believe technology can deliver a positive experience, for students, academics and universities.

In the academic year 2015/16, about 2.3m students (1.75m undergrads, and 0.54m postgrads) were studying in the UK’s Higher Education sector, supported by c409k staff (split equally between academic and non-academic disciplines) These students generated about £20bn [Based on £9000 per student per year] in fee income for the UK’s 163 universities.

Fee income is particularly important for university stability, making student retention (through positive engagement in university life) paramount. There are several identifiable points in the first academic year where students are at risk and may choose to exit the university prematurely: from enrolment, through the initial few weeks of getting to know new people and surroundings, to attending class and fully engaging in their chosen field of study.

Students, academics and universities should be using the latest technologies to improve experience, monitor engagement, and implement early interventions to reduce the risk of drop-out.

What Does It Do

YADA Campus guides the student, empowers the teaching academic and assists the university administrative teams through this risk period and provides a great experience throughout the student’s time at the university.

Key Features

YADA Dashboard Screnshot
YADA App screenshots

How it works

YADA can register lecture attendees, set timetables, enable lecturers to display materials, take polls during lessons, and gather feedback on course content while measuring student engagement. YADA is a self-service platform, that can be tailored to meet the unique needs of any academic institution.


The Student Angle

As an international student just enrolling at the university, Yu Huang, was both excited and anxious. She downloaded the YADA Campus app by scanning the QR code provided as part of her enrolment pack prior to travelling from China and completed her account profile, including answering questions such as ‘looking for accommodation?’, ‘looking for a social life?’, ‘interested in knowing more about the local area?’, and straight away began to be presented with ‘connections’ (and the means of securely communicating and exchanging content with other newly enrolled students with similar interests and travelling from a similar location) as well as relevant, concise information about the enrolment process and timetable….suddenly she didn’t feel so alone.


When she arrived, during Fresher’s Week, she found that all the societies and bars and concerts also used YADA Campus to manage their events and she found it easy to join and contribute to those she found of interest. She particularly enjoyed seeing the photos and video clips that her and her friends took through the app being shown on the ‘LiveView’ at the Fresher’s Ball.

Yu Huang continued to use the app throughout her university career (and beyond!) to create her own events, invite friends and collaborate with them, collating pictures and other media from participants and onward posting those she liked to other social media she used.


The Enrolment Administration Angle

Sue, the head of Student Administration, knows that the enrolment process is daunting for new students, especially those international students who may be travelling independently for the first time. She also knows that of the two thousand or so international students expected in the new term, around 5% will either not turn up or turn up later than expected citing administrative difficulties, lack of information, or a feeling of trepidation – this could result in a substantial loss of income for not only this year but for the next four years.


This year she wants every student to feel that they are supported not only by the University but also by their peers and so created the International Student enrolment event on YADA Campus.


Creating the event was easy, with the opportunity to ‘skin’ the mobile presentation with the university branding, entering a timetable with automatic reminders with push information, and amend the standard profile presented to students to include enrolment-specific questions used to match students with their peers automatically. In addition to the ability to create a QR code image which she included in every student welcome pack, using a simple upload process (either direct entry, use of a csv spreadsheet, or direct ‘view’ on the SITS database) it was easy to invite all new international students via email.


From An Academic Perespective

As a professor in Economics, Tom knew that the first few weeks for a new student were daunting and it was important to connect with each new student and try to ensure early engagement. Using YADA Campus, he was able to know who attended lectures as each student was requested to ‘check in’ by scanning the QR code on the door and using the same platform he was able to poll the class during the lecture for answers to specific questions.


The end of day reporting was particularly useful in targeting those students that neglected to attend, or didn’t contribute to the class…simple reminders through targeted messages proved to be a useful non-intrusive tool to improve class attendance and ultimately helped retain students in the long term.

We see YADA Campus as a virtual companion on your university journey from pre-enrolment to graduation and beyond. It will become an invaluable tool for universities, academics and students alike and is one of our core target markets.

If you’d like to meet one of our team to discuss what CAMPUS can do for you, book an appointment through the link below and one of our team will be in touch to discuss your interest in the product and arrange a demo of this powerful tool.

Showcasing at BETT 2018 on January 24th - 27th

If you would like to know more about the Expede Group, Expede IT Solutions or YADA Campus visit us on stand E391 in the Bett Futures Corner!

A virtual platform for learners and educators to manage the entire higher education journey from recruitment to graduation and beyond.