Engage students with a social wall and encourage them to share their campus experience on social media
Use a social wall to engage students and parents during events. Be it sports events, events organised by students, conferences, graduation and welcome parties, or even fundraising events — a social wall will connect your community, help you collect authentic User-Generated Content and spread the word about your university.
University social media wall displays help create a sense of community. They foster interaction and engagement and are a great way to show school pride. You can also use them to spread relevant information to students, whether it’s about cancelled classes or upcoming events, or just encourage them to share their campus experience.
Using a social wall on the university website helps you keep students up to date with content that you already create for your social media channels. It also adds compelling social proof by displaying authentic content posted by your students. This is content that’s highly influential and will encourage new students to pick your university over others.
Using social media in higher education
Champlain College uses the social wall for Commencement every May, displays it on big screens, and gets some great engagement from the community. They use Direct Posts to collect user-generated content beyond social media and smartly repurpose this content.
The more we use the wall, year after year, the more it becomes a staple of our ceremony. I just want to continue to show how much engagement we’re getting and all the fun ways it can involve parents, families, and students. And it really gets people excited to see themselves up on the screen.
The University of Michigan organized a hashtag campaign for Signing Day and invited incoming students to publicly declare #IChoseUMich on social media. All the tagged pictures were displayed on a map-themed social media wall.
Because we wanted to display the wide range of hometowns and fields of study, our thoughts naturally drifted to creating a map of the world with locations marked by posts and tweets. For the campaign, the Walls.io map and wall are being embedded into our Welcome site, a kind of portal for new students to orient them to campus, life in Ann Arbor, and the many resources available to them. Students are directed to this site when they receive their offer of admission, to help inform their decision-making.
One of the key resources for information and communication for students in higher education is social media. It’s one of their most trusted sources when it comes to choosing their education. In this guide, you will learn how to develop, optimise and utilise social media in higher education effectively.
Create a social hub to collect User-Generated Content that matters at your university and display it in real-time. Share information about events, courses, ceremonies, and awards.
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