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