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- The Student
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 Student
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.
Showcasing at BETT 2018 on January 24th - 27th