As the new year begins, it’s a great time to start looking at different ways to improve your campus. This could include creating a better student experience, going mobile, improving communication with students, and more. Today we are going to share with you two simple initiatives you can implement this year. We believe they can improve overall campus life, and the relationship you have with your students.
Become more tech-centric
Campuses are now flooded with the most tech-centered generation there has ever been— Gen Z. As a result, campuses need to start taking initiative to better serve their student’s needs. As time goes on, these needs become more heavily focused around tech. Once campuses are able to cater properly to their student’s needs, the easier it becomes to increase profits and satisfaction. To accomplish this, simply provide students with more mobile options. Consider offering mobile platforms for services such as dining, parking and events; you’d be surprised by how much engagement you can acquire. Hangry’s mobile platform is a great way to store all campus services in one place.
With Hangry’s platform you can incorporate dining, parking, events, and more all into one mobile app. Use the app for marketing initiatives, personal communication with students, and real-time data analytics. As usage increases, so will the amount of valuable insight you have on your campus demographic. With that insight, you can continue to provide the best possible campus experience.
Listen to your Students
Although this may sound like a given, you might not be fully aware of all the different options there are for learning more about your students. Generation Z is all about how they can help and where their skills can be used. Campuses need to take advantage of this generation’s need for change, and use it to their benefit. Some examples include providing surveys and using your students as marketing tools. This year, consider providing more surveys and questionnaires to your students on how you can improve their experience.
In addition, consider using your students for marketing initiatives. This can be achieved through encouraging social media posts, hiring online brand ambassadors, or rewarding them for their campus loyalty. Hangry’s mobile platform features a Loyalty Program that allows students to earn points by performing daily tasks on campus including ordering food, or attending class. These points can then be redeemed for prizes like campus merchandise, third-party vendor donations, event tickets and more. As you build out the rewards store, you’ll be able to see which rewards are most sought after. Take that into consideration when you continue to add more, and you’ll keep your students engaged and excited to be using your app.
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