June 2015 - We hope you've had time to digest all the news in the first issue of our Summer 2015 newsletter as we have even more news and developments to share with you today.
We know that many of you will be at the NUS Trade Show on July 9th and our CEO, Colin Watson, extends a warm invitation to you all to join him on our stand (54) for a catch up and to hear about your key initiatives and strategies.
You've also probably noticed that we have a brand new website - we'd love to hear your comments on the new look and feel.
MSL at the NUS Trade Show
City University London Students' Union
Your new MSL Mobile App
North East Scotland College Students' Association
Mobile-friendly website refresh - special offer for June
From the MSL Forum - how to create galleries and add photos
Forthcoming training sessions
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Join us on stand 54 at the NUS Trade Show on 9th July for a chat over coffee to learn more about our new developments and to discuss how we can support you through Freshers and beyond! Contact us to arrange a suitable to time to stop by; Colin Watson will be on hand all day and is looking forward to meeting more of our MSL community.
We're delighted that CULSU has chosen MSL to help its staff and officers provide even more engaging and relevant services to its student members. The MSL platform will be used to encourage greater participation in activities and campaigns whilst reducing the administration load associated with running over 70 clubs and societies as well as numerous exec, course, school and club elections. Read more about how CULSU plans to use the MSL system.
We're pleased to announce that a fully branded, native mobile app will soon be available to support your day-to-day engagement plans for your students. The app will make information readily available, simplify all interactions and offer an attractive and personalised experience on the latest Apple and Android devices*. We'll have more information to share with you at the NUS Trade Show on 9th July at Bolton Arena so contact us to arrange a time to meet up on stand 54. In the meantime, take a look at the preview - we welcome your feedback.
MSL is pleased to welcome another further education establishment to MSL; NESCOL Students' Association chose MSL Elections to provide the online facility for their recent presidential elections. NESCOL is a further and higher education college with sites across Aberdeenshire offering a range of courses to over 21,000 students. The Students’ Association is run by college students with elected presidents and vice presidents who represent the student body on the college Board of Management. Read more about their elections and results.
The recent Google Search update means that Google will prioritise search results for websites that are mobile-friendly higher than those which aren't - and that's for searches performed on any mobile or desktop device. But Google is being quick to recognise improvements made which makes websites fully responsive, which is why we're offering 20% off our design day rate for orders received by 30th June 2015 so that the design refresh can be implemented by end of July 2015. Contact us today for more information and a quote.
We know that lots of you are preparing for some big events - Spring and Summer Balls, festivals, end of exam celebrations - and that there will be lots of photos to share after those events. Uploading photos to your own gallery or to your club's or society's is an easy task and you can follow the instructions here in the support documents.
We will be running three day training sessions here at MSl on the following dates. Please make a note in your diary and watch out for full itineraries coming out soon. If you wish to reserve your place now, please contact us
6th August - Basic training for memberships admin, POS & events, website
7th August - Advanced training for memberships admin & admin screens, events, freshers, website
18th August - Elections training
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