October 2019 - Autumn has arrived which means one thing - we survived Freshers! And now we're thinking about Elections. We know lots of you have held your course rep and non-exec elections with great success and are already planning for your officer elections in the New Year. So for those of you who like to be ahead of the game, we've included details of support resources and free-to-use tools to boost voter participation in the article below.
Last month saw MSL visiting clients in Australia including our newest addition to the MSL community, QUT Guild. We've written a short piece about this trip, mostly to share images of some of the great campuses we visited - you can read that here. Our next road trip will be to Scotland in the new year for the very first of our MSL Roadshows. If you are interested in taking part as a case study, have a success story to share with the MSL community or would be happy to act as a host for the day please contact us.
The MSL Team
Case study: Read how Heriot-Watt Student Union has increased participation at Freshers Fair
Blog: Getting more of your people doing more of the things they need to
News: Queensland University of Technology Guild supports 50,000 students with the MSL System
Support: Get set for Elections fever
Heriot-Watt Student Union sees increase in societies membership uptake for 2019-20
Heriot-Watt Student Union's societies form an important of the SU community focus and so Freshers Fair is a key date in the calendar. For the 2019-20 academic year, the SU chose to run Freshers Fair completely within their MSL System, digitising the joining process and providing a seamless experience for societies and new members. Read how they did this and what they achieved.
Keep up to date on MSL developments with our regular blog posts
The development team is posting regular updates in our new blog series and a recent post will be of interest as you tackle assigning permissions for new team members who are raring to go and make their mark on your organisation; we’ve spent some time simplifying MSL’s permissions management system to help you get your team members set up and working as quickly as possible - read the blog post to find out more.
MSL meets our newest Australian client, QUT Guild, at their Queensland campus
MSL was delighted to visit many of our Australian clients this month including the newest member of the MSL community - Queensland University of Technology Guild.
Vinnie Batten, QUT Guild President, said "MSL will allow us to connect deeply with our member base, provide a range of tools to clubs & societies, and empower QUT students to get the most out of their studies... The suite of services we now have access to will allow the Guild to stay agile in how it represents the student body in an increasingly digital world." Read the news in full.
Freshers dust has settled - so now's the time to get ready for Elections fever
We have lots and lots of content in Knowledge Base to support your prep for Elections, and if you didn't make it to our recent Elections training day here at MSL the videos will be especially helpful - access the support pages here.
And if you're looking for free to use tools which are fantastic at encouraging participation, then you need the Photo Ballot and Real-Time Voting Stats on your website! The MSL team will set up both for you so contact us today to put in your request now.