Reap the benefits of social media in higher education

Engage students with a social wall and encourage them to share their campus experience on social media

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Collect content from multiple platforms

Collect content that you and your students share every day on social media and use it to keep your website fresh and engage your student community. Aggregate user-generated content from hashtags, profiles and pages and select the content you want to display. You can also choose which social media channels you want to include on your social wall. Walls.io offers integrations with the most popular social platforms.

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Learn how you can fully leverage social media in higher education

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.

The benefits of social media for higher education

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.

1. Increase student enrollment rates

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2. Give a warm welcome to your students

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3. Celebrate your students on graduation day

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4. Make events and conferences interactive

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5. Leverage social media for your fundraising

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6. Engage with your campus throughout the year

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7. Turn your employees into brand evangelists

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8. Make sports events even more interactive

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9. Stay in touch with your alumni

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Social media plays an important role in higher education marketing

How to use social media walls in education

Event walls

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.

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Permanent displays

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.

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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.

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“Our two-story media wall, with its two social walls, keeps our campus community informed and connected. We get a lot of requests from all over campus, asking us to display specific department accounts or hashtags on the wall. The media wall is also an excellent selling point for conferences and workshops hosted at our venue. Event organizers love seeing content for their hashtags show up on the big screens.”

Jason Hawk, Director of Sales, Tinkham Veale University Center at Case Western Reserve University

Case studies

Using social media in higher education

CWRU has integrated a social wall into a two-story, multi-touch video wall on campus. The social wall has become an integral part of the university’s marketing, providing information, entertainment and creating a sense of community at the campus’ central hub.

Case Western Reserve University connects with students through a permanent social display

CWRU has integrated a social wall into a two-storey, multi-touch video wall on campus. The social wall has become an integral part of the university’s marketing, providing information, entertainment and creating a sense of community at the campus’ central hub building.

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State University of New York engages students in university-wide initiative

SUNY uses a social wall for events connected to a university-wide initiative that aims to provide support for victims and survivors of sexual and interpersonal violence. Students and community members post photos and messages which are shown on the social wall during events. This helps attendees engage individually and collectively with the program in real-time.

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British Council uses social walls to attract international students

This British Council campaign aims to present an authentic view of student life in Britain. Thanks to the social wall, which collates real student posts from international students in the UK, prospective students can see what life is really like there. Authentic first-hand pictures will always resonate better and influence students in choosing a university.

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