April 2017 - British Summer Time has arrived and that can only mean one thing.... you're planning for results day and all the things you need to have ready to showcase what a great student experience looks like.
We have tips and offers to get your website looking its best and another of our popular web briefings lined up to get your team raring to go.
We're also delighted to announce a brand new module - Student Group Finances - which we know will be warmly welcomed by your clubs, socs and finance department alike.
Wishing you a sunny and restful Easter break
The MSL Team
Student Group Finances: simplify your clubs & societies finance tasks
HISA: Highlands & Islands Students' Association runs elections with MSL
Updates: did you see the latest releases?
Sheffield Hallam University Sports to manage all clubs with MSL System
Brighton SU: how to use info-quizzes to engage with new students and staff
The App: voting on the App reaches even more of your members
Website refresh: book a spring clean by 18th April and get 20% off design rates
Web briefing: what's new for Student Case Manager and your advice centre
MSL Easter holiday dates
Student Group Finances module - product and development news
MSL Student Group Finances is the newest module within the MSL System™. Currently nearing the end of its development, this module will simplify access to and assist the management of student group accounts by their committees and members. Read more about this module and contact us to arrange a demo.
HISA uses MSL Elections for depute officer elections
The Highlands and Islands Students’ Association has selected MSL to provide the online Elections platform for use in their officer and depute elections held across their campuses in Scotland. Some 8,500 students in both higher and further education at the University of the Highlands and Islands have access to the new voting facility. Read the news in full.
Releases v7.94 and v7.95 - important stuff for your App, events and messaging
Keep up to date with all the upcoming and current releases by checking MyMSL regularly. The most recent releases have improved functionality for your events, most notably direct events messaging and new reporting for your elections.
Sheffield Hallam Sports to use MSL core and elections system
Sheffield Hallam University Sports has chosen to implement the MSL System to support their 40+ sports clubs with a new website, membership management facilities, messaging capabilities, events, ecommerce, ticketing, community and feedback resources. The sports clubs will also utilise MSL’s online elections platform for their annual committee officer elections. Read the news in full.
Brighton SU blog: turning surveys into info-quizzes
Sam Medhurst, Web Developer & Digital Platform Coordinator at University of Brighton Students' Union shares a student engagement project which made use of core MSL functionality to great effect. Implementing a "get to know your students' union" info-quiz has improved fresher engagement and unearthed new ideas for what else the SU could be doing to support its members. Read the blog.
App voting boosts election engagement
We're pleased to report that so many of the MSL community celebrated record voter turnouts for their spring elections. As well as the ever-popular live stats to boost participation, a number of our MSL App clients were also able to take advantage of voting on the App for the first time to reach even more voters. Contact us to arrange a demo of App voting.
Design offer: book your website design refresh by 18th April for 20% off
It's time for your website to have a spring clean and a lick of paint. Even if you don't fancy experimenting with this season's colours of fuschia, yellow and tropical green, the MSL team are brimming with design ideas to help you freshen up your website and keep visitors coming back. Book by 18th April and you'll receive a 20% discount from our design rates. Request a quote or submit your design requirements today.
Web briefing: using Student Case Manager to support your advice team
Join us on 12th April, 12:30-13:00 (BST) for a lunchtime briefing on the latest Student Case Manager developments - including time recording and emailing capabilities - all designed to help your advice team support more of your student members. See the agenda and book your spaces.
MSL's Easter holiday
MSL will be taking a little time off to over-indulge in chocolate this Easter. The office and helpdesk will close at 17:00 (BST) on Wednesday 12th April and will re-open at 09:00 (BST) on Thursday 20th April.