The Message Centre allows you to rapidly contact all of your members. Any information you have can be used to segment your members into email groups, for instance you could send a message to all first year Biology Students who have attended a drum and bass event and who have an NUS Extra card.
The system also lets society or club administrators send messages to their members, using mailing lists generated automatically when students join any club or society online or sign up for a trip or event.
You can use data from the University to accurately target different year, subject and demographic groups. Lists can also be generated from peoples event attendance or ticket buying, their profile responses and signing up to message lists which means your e-marketing can be targeted extremely effectively.
Emails are queued for sending and attached files are embedded as links meaning you won't crash your University's email server when you send 20000 emails.
Members can alter their privacy settings for the clubs, societies and groups they are members of and by the methods by which they can be contacted.
A member may, for example, set their contact permissions as:
- Receive emails only from the Football Club, sent to a hotmail address
- Receive emails from the Debating Society to a University email account
- Do not receive any contact from the Pop Music Society
If members decide not to receive emails from the Students’ Union or a particular organisation, messages are still delivered to an inbox, which is viewable when they log into the website.
Administrators can only see the names of students who will be contacted when communicating with their members, rather than actual contact details. This means up to date information is always used, but more importantly prevents data lists being set up and passed on to third parties. This forces all correspondence to be done through the MSL system keeping track of all your organisation's messages.