Collabco has signed a contract with Russell Group, University of Birmingham to implement its myday digital campus. Key drivers for the implementation are the potential it offers to improve student experience through increased personalisation and easy access to the essential tools to support their studies.
“myday will be designed to help students make the most of their time at university and will give them the essential systems, services and the latest information they need on a daily basis, all in one location at the swipe of a finger,” explains Jo Bryan, assistant director student services, University of Birmingham.
“By delivering a mobile application, students will have a new choice for accessing existing services while providing the university with the potential to develop new services using mobile device-specific functionality which is not currently possible.”
Easy access to learning resources
The university’s 34,000 full and part-time students will have access to a plethora of services via myday including locating available PCs and study spaces on campus, viewing timetables and emails at a glance, providing easy access to learning resources and helping find their way around the physical campus. myday will be available on iOS and Android devices for students to download and ‘plug-in’ to university life, providing the information that helps them collaborate with staff and each other more fully.
An excellent global reputation like the one that University of Birmingham has must go hand in hand with a digitisation strategy – millennial students demand it
Andy Taylor, business development director, Collabco
Tried and tested approach
Jo concludes: “We’re currently implementing two major IT projects at the university, and so taking a tried and tested product like myday means we don’t have to create an in-house solution – and working in partnership with CIS Connect was also an important factor in the decision to purchase.”
Andy Taylor, business development director, Collabco, said: “An excellent global reputation like the one that University of Birmingham has must go hand in hand with a digitisation strategy – millennial students demand it.
“University of Birmingham recognises this and the dividends that the digital campus can pay back in terms of the data it delivers for rapid decision making. The myday digital campus enables each and every student to fully engage in campus life and successfully complete their studies.”