The University of Chester’s volunteering service has chosen MSL’s Volunteering and Employability System to support its drive to encourage more students to develop their career skills, improve their CV and to give something back to their community through volunteering.
Rather than a deep dive on one topic this is a bit of an overview of what we have been working on and what we are currently working on.
End-to-end student engagement from websites and online shopping to clubs, societies and wellbeing services
7th December 2017 - Consultation with clients on a proposed MSL data retention policy has continued and an outline of the main principles applying to clients’ student data is now available for review (requires log in)
This release contains improvements to Admin Website, Groups, POS and Ticketing.
Specify data parameters for the JSONUserInfo template control to return . e.g. it could include the current user's Student Type or Study Site.
A simple guide to embedding FixturesLive content
October 2017 - Keep up-to-date with MSL's news and updates on GDPR, helping you to stay informed and assist with your preparation for GDPR compliance.
Improvements to Voting, Reports, POS and Events
A step-by-step guide to counting election votes in line with ERS97
31st August 2017 - Still got loads to do for Freshers' Week? Need some tips and advice? Look no further than our Freshers' Top Tips infographic. Your very own cut out and keep 10 step plan.
This release contains improvements to AdminWeb, Events, Messaging, POS, Profile and Community, Volunteering, Voting, Website
Various bug fixes and features
Full listings of parameters to embed widgets in site templates.
July 2017 - " Our aim is to keep the student community connected and up-to-date with what is happening in and around their campus and the new website affords us the opportunity to do this on a channel we are sure students will embrace." Calvin Hepburn, President, University of Strathclyde Students’ Association
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July 2017 - “... utilising the MSL Volunteering module... is an extremely exciting development which will further enhance the experience of student volunteers and encourage further students to get involved in volunteering in the community.” Dr Sean Dunkin, Director of Student Futures
We’re updating all sites over the next couple of days. There’s plenty in this release, including lots of improvements to Memberships Admin, and additions to the Jobs and Voting modules.
June 2017 - MSL Towers has been enjoying the summer weather and, whilst the call of a refreshing drink at the Dirty Duck is strong, the MSL team is staying put not least because we've had such a busy spring and early summer. We're working on a number of new client implementations (watch out for news on who else has joined our happy band of MSLers), the modernisation programme continues to gather pace and Student Group Finances has proven to be very popular.
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April 2017 - "The integration, professionalism and advice from the MSL team has been outstanding and we’re looking forward to providing a great experience for our students.” Jon May, Communications Manager, University of Westminster Students’ Union
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Forms and workflow for processing financial requests (e.g. cash reimbursement, PO) for organisations (clubs, societies) combined with an account balance import. Provides officers and committees with tools to effectively manage their finances and makes it easier for staff to support student groups in these activities.
A summary of the changes in version 6.5.356
16th February 2017 - Looking for some fresh ideas to promote your MSL App? Still considering the benefits (there are so many!) of giving your students an App full of engagement opportunities? The MSL Top 10 countdown of promotional ideas for your MSL App will help you reach more of your members on the move.
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13th January 2017 - The Australian National University Students’ Association and the Postgraduate and Research Students' Association have selected the MSL System to support their growing digital membership management requirements. The new system will provide new websites, clubs and societies tools, messaging, e-commerce and community resources for both associations as well as a shared online elections platform.
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1st December 2016 - “I am looking forward to working with MSL to deliver a reliable, secure and easy to use voting platform for UL students in the upcoming elections.” Liz Gabbett, Democracy Development Manager, University of Limerick Students’ Union
A summary of the changes in version 6.6.414
November 2016 - It's never too early to be prepared.... Our winter missive has lots to help you prepare including details of December's Refreshers web briefing and January's Elections training, featuring not one, but two ways to get your team up-to-speed on all things voting related. We also want you to share your knowledge and expertise via the hardware forum on MyMSL and we'd like to welcome UEA Students' Union who are already doing amazing things with their new MSL System.
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Sept 2016 - "Looking towards the future, we are excited to see how we can leverage MSL to enhance our engagement with the student body, not only for elections but throughout the entire year.” Benjamin Gill, President, ANU Students’ Association
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23rd September 2016 - “Our digital capacity is a crucial component of our overall transformation strategy - we just can't realize our ambitions for education or students without it. So when we reviewed this area last year we set out to find a partner that could inspire confidence - faster moving, more straightforward to do business with and more understanding of what goes on in SUs than our previous provider. MSL fits that bill.” Jim Dickinson, Chief Executive, UEA Students’ Union
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September 2016 - OK, so we know summer is officially over but the promise of a mini-heatwave this week means we're clinging onto the flip-flops and shorts for as long as possible. We've had so much good stuff to share with you over the summer months, we're pleased to bring you a final round-up of our news and want to ask you to share some of your successes from the last year.
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6th July - Roehampton Students’ Union has chosen Membership Solutions Ltd to supply their new Membership Management system, including Elections and Volunteering modules, which will underpin the Union’s three main areas of activity - Student Life, Student Voice and Student Support.
A summary of the changes in Version 6.7.584
27th May 2016 - Bangor Students’ Union has chosen to work with MSL on the provision of a range of digital resources needed to support their student members across all their engagement activities, including elections, volunteering and student advice services.
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18th May 2016 - Edinburgh University Sports Union (EUSU) has selected MSL to supply a membership management system, including new website and the MSL App, which will provide the digital resources needed to manage the diverse requirements of their clubs and members.
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May 2016 - We're guessing there's one big thing on everyone's mind right now - Freshers. The opportunities this presents for engagement, doing business and of course celebrating achievements at the start of the student journey are huge so we hope that the following news, solutions and support activities will help your preparations.
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March 2016 - KeeleSU Volunteering aims to provide diverse volunteering experiences to students during their time at Keele University, supporting their volunteers as they make a difference both on and off campus. But with more and more students registering to volunteer each year, their old system had become unsustainable.
This is a summary of the changes in version 6.8.693, released on 18 March 2009.
This includes release notes for version 6.8.659, which was a limited release.
This is a summary of changes in version 6.8.697, released on 2nd April 2009.
This release includes significant updates to the Jobs module and the Shop admin tools. Also the Election Count application can now export ballot data in OpenSTV's BLT format.
December 2015 - The end of Autumn term has crept up on us and we're looking forward to finishing off all those last minute jobs so we can enjoy the forthcoming festivities. With that in mind, we bring you our final round-up of news and events for 2015 along with our best wishes for an enjoyable festive break.
This is a minor update which fixes a few issues reported since last week's release.
This is a summary of the changes in version 6.81.735, due for release on Wednesday 17 June.
This release contains the page loading code improvements as detailed in this article, as well as a number of other fixes.
A few more items have been included with today's 6.81 release.
This is a summary of the changes in version 6.82.744, release date 15 July 2009.
This release features a number of improvements to the website, several bug fixes and some new customer-requested features.
20th October 2015 - Teesside University Students’ Union (TUSU) has appointed Membership Solutions Ltd (MSL) to provide their new website and membership management platform to include website design and build, elections, volunteering, clubs and societies and e-commerce facilities.
This is a summary of the changes in version 6.82.748, release date 23 July 2009.
This update includes some new features in the Messaging and Forum areas.
This is a summary of the changes in version 6.82.759, due for release on Wednesday 12th August.
This update includes a number of improvements to the widget editing system, an update to handle NUS Extra 2009, and some new properties on the News List widget - as well as a number of other minor fixes.
October 2015 - Wishing everyone a successful Freshers' Week! We know Freshers' is keeping everyone busy but we also know how keen you are to stay up to date with our news and developments so we've squeezed in this short but sweet late summer newsletter for you to enjoy before the new year starts.
This is a summary of the changes in version 6.82.765, due for release on Thursday 17 September.
This release includes the ability for organisation admins to set up their own events, a Merge People feature for resolving incorrectly registered guest accounts, the inclusion of the transaction receipt text and collection information on the transaction confirmation page, and a number of fixes for reported problems.
Version 6.90.783 is released on Friday 9 October.
This update includes a new Page Comments widget, several performance enhancements, and the ability to integrate with Shibboleth identity providers - this allows your users to use their University login details to access your site. Contact us for further information.
This is a summary of the changes in version 6.91.786 released on Wednesday 21 October.
This release includes several updates to the Referendum admin screens. There are some changes to the Event list, event calendar and news list widgets - these now show members/admins only items even when child organisations' items are included.
There are also a number of bug fixes.
Summary of the changes in version 6.92.802, published on Wednesday 16 Dec 2009.
12th August 2015 - “We are excited to be working with MSL on a new website for MONSU Caulfield and are extremely impressed with the standard of services provided to MONSU by MSL....Our students have a brilliant site that provides useful information, is easy to navigate and provides the tools for Clubs and Societies and MONSU to better engage with their students." Lynette Nye, Executive Officer, MONSU
A summary of the changes in version 6.93.813, released on Thursday 28 Jan.
10th August 2015 - Aston Students’ Union has selected Membership Solutions Ltd (MSL) to design and implement its new website and complete membership management system, further strengthening their relationship established in 2014 with the Union’s use of the MSL online elections platform.
This is a summary of the changes in version 6.94.827, released on Thursday 4 March 2010.
As well as a few enhancements and fixes, this release includes support for SMS messaging and enables international characters in email message subject and body.
Latest update ready for release.
June 2015 - As promised, we're pleased to present the second edition of our Summer 2015 newsletter....
We're rolling the latest update out over the next couple of days. Many improvements to elections & surveys!
June 2015 - We're pleased to bring you the first installment of our early Summer 2015 newsletter; look out for the next one in a couple of weeks when we have even more news to bring you.
This update went live back in November, and we're just filling in the blanks...
3rd June 1015 - MSL has been chosen to provide the elections platform for Central Students’ Union (Central SU) which represents students at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, part of the University of London.
28th May 2015 - MSL has been chosen to provide the online elections facility for the North East Scotland College Students’ Association having impressed them with flexible out-of-the-box functionality and rapid implementation to meet their short time scales.
We'll be updating all sites over the next day or so. There are a couple of new features in this release but it is mainly to fix bugs that have cropped up since the last update.
We’ll be updating all sites during the course of this week.
The latest update includes improvements to the Seating Plan, new options for Product Customisations, and a number of additions to reports. There are also two new widgets – Voter Popup and Tag Cloud - and various other improvements and fixes to the site and the applications.
This is also the first official release of the touch screen enabled Polling Station application – thanks to those who’ve been trialling this.
Keeping you up to date on new staff, new developments, new features and our Easter opening hours.