Higher education marketing is about more than brand awareness. The vast amount of content available online today is such that university marketing departments need to come up with innovative ways of capture the attention of their target market.
Just because the end of the term is around the corner, it doesn’t mean that your institution’s social media and marketing output can start to slack. If anything, the festive period provides universities with the perfect opportunity to get creative and go wild on social and other channels. And it needn’t all be about baubles, snow and father Christmas, either.
Earlier this month, we caught up with Marleen Aasa, Head of University Relations at European Innovation Academy to find out about how the organisation is transforming the lives of students through entrepreneurship.
Not every university admissions department operates using an admissions management system, but we’d argue they should. Having such a system saves time and money, and adds immeasurable value to the application experience. As higher education technology experts, we’re biased to an extent, but our belief is grounded in thorough research too.
International study is no longer the reserve of the privileged few: every year more and more students are choosing courses abroad. In 2016, over 300,000 students from the US chose university courses abroad, and around one million people from other countries chose the US as their place of study.
Dr Luke Burns is a Lecturer in Quantitative Human Geography in the School of Geography and Deputy Director (Education and Training) of the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics, University of Leeds. Having worked in both industry and academia, Luke has developed expertise in several areas of quantitative spatial analysis and mixes these with his passion for high quality student education and management.
As student recruitment retains it place at the forefront of higher education discussion, we take a look at some of the best strategies universities can employ to ensure they are at the top of their game. Working examples from a range of European institutions show that small things can make a difference, and with the right technology, reaching applicants is a lot easier.
Sharing content that is diverse, consistent and engaging can really help to boost a university’s brand presence and can lead to a noticeable increase in enquiries. So in order to compete with other institutions across the globe, universities must invest time and effort into the quality of their content marketing.
Universities are investing in marketing more than ever; admissions and marketing departments are reaching out to prospective students in a number of interesting ways. Social media is being utilised like never before, and many institutions are using video to communicate their message in a more digestible way to a wider audience.