We are dealing with an entire generation of digital-engagers. With 99% of 18-29 year olds in Australia and 96% of undergraduate students on social media, the most powerful tool for current and prospective student engagement is in the online universe. Using social media effectively will expand market scope, increase student recruitment and drive engagement.
Akolade's Social Media for Higher Education forum is about utilizing the power of current and emerging online platforms to fuel engagement with students throughout their higher education experience. This forum will explore best practices for creating compelling media content, amplifying your message to your target audience, ensuring returns on your social media investment and driving engagement from prospective, current and past students: the building blocks for a successful social media campaign.
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“One of the best conferences I have attended. Really engaging and valuable case studies. I learnt a lot. Every speaker was 5 stars.”
“Akolade's Social Media in Higher Education conference blew me away. Two days jam packed with eye-opening presentations were only eclipsed by the unique opportunity to engage with my peers across Australia and discover the multitude of unique approaches to our common challenges.”
“Being surrounded by so many people in similar roles to me throughout the industry was great. We shared stories and tips. And to be presented to by such a wide range of speakers with a shared wealth of knowledge and experience was invaluable. A highly thought-provoking and inspiring forum - thank you!”
“The Social Media in Higher Education Conference was extremely valuable, it was an opportunity to hear what others are doing in this space and very comforting to know we are not alone in dealing with the challenges of using social media as a valuable tool for recruitment and student engagement. There were some great speakers and very interesting discussions and I certainly came away with a number of ideas which we will put into practice within our team.”
“It was really interesting and insightful to meet with and learn from others doing social media in the university sector!”
“If you work in social in higher ed this is a conference you don't want to miss. Excellent networking opportunities, a focus on real world case studies and lessons, and smart and engaged delegates made for an incredibly valuable two days.”
“The conference was very interesting and informative. It covered many different social media platforms and included speakers from a range of areas within (and external to) the University sector. I left feeling really inspired and have many new ideas that I am looking forward to implementing.”
“I was really impressed by the enthusiasm and collaboration of the attendees at the conference. Everyone was willing to contribute and ask and answer questions, as well as learn from each other. Great for making new friends and contacts!”
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