Higher Education

Engage with a new
generation of students

Connect your current students with prospective applicants and their influencers. Put your graduates in touch with employers. Host international Open Days or events for alumni and academics. Meet & Engage has so many uses for universities: from attraction and application, then throughout your students’ time on campus and beyond – once they’ve entered the big, wide world. 

Connect On Their Terms

First millennials, now Generation Z. When you’re connecting with audiences who’ve grown up online, expecting instantaneous answers, then emails and FAQs must seem so last century. Our engagement tech enables universities to connect directly and quickly with prospects, whatever device they’re using, wherever they’re online.

Your Brand, Your Message

Meet & Engage is different because it’s built with marketing in mind. Participants won’t see the Meet & Engage logo, instead you can fully customise your meeting space to match your brand or reflect your latest creative. It’s easy to share your own content too, whether that’s before, during or after your event.

Internationally Friendly

When it comes to recruiting international students, Meet & Engage can save you so much time and money. Whether your audience is in Europe, Asia, Africa or America, an online event allows you to grow your presence and promote your courses without even leaving the campus. You can also set up one-to-ones to keep applicants warm – our clients tell us that overseas students prefer typing to talking, especially if English isn’t their first language.

“Our own staff and students have commented how easy it is to use as well – our academic staff have felt that this has been a great way to engage with our applicants and build relationships particularly with those who may live too far away to attend an on-campus event.”
Katherine Knight
UK Marketing and Recruitment Officer

Powerful Features

If you’re already sold on peer-to-peer engagement, you’re shopping for the right platform, Meet & Engage has some powerful features that make it ideal for education marketing and student recruitment. Having worked in the field ourselves, we know it’s vital that the engagement tech you choose integrates well with your CRM, takes account of GDPR and allows you to analyse the data behind every interaction.

“Using Meet & Engage has allowed us to open up our services so they are far more accessible to all our students and alumni. The fact someone can log on and quickly ask the team a question without the need to book an appointment is hugely beneficial.”
Michelle Everitt
Acting Head of Careers

From Attraction To Admission

At every stage of the student recruitment cycle, there’s a way to engage with your audience. In March, put offered applicants in touch with students and staff from the courses they’ve chosen. In May, share exam revision tips. In June, run sessions on accommodation or student finance. Use the Summer months for pre-clearing admission enquiries. In September, host a Q&A on Personal Statements. More conversations mean more conversions.

“The 121 chats allow prospective students to ask us multiple questions and get the answers they want there and then. We have found that they are also more open in their questions to us.”
Felicity Lawrence
Senior International Office

Talk To Today’s Students (and Yesterday’s)

Meet & Engage makes it easy to talk to your current students too. Your Careers Service can host digital drop-ins for jobseekers or facilitate chats with prospective employers to inform students about their future options. As well as talking to today’s students, you can stage online events to nurture your alumni networks. And your outreach teams will also have a whole host of ideas of how live chat can help with their conversations too.

Review the Results

For those who love data, (and who doesn’t?) our tech comes with state-of-the-art plugins that allow you to create and conduct surveys and to measure participant experience via your NPS score. We’ve also made sure it’s easy to analyse transcripts and to share content after any event you host.

So Many Applications

Our team has plenty of education marketing expertise, so, whilst it only takes one conversion to cover the cost of your licence, you’ll never be short of ideas on how to get the best out of Meet & Engage. Events focused on widening participation where students can tell their story. Group chats for distance learning. Alumni appeals. Influencer Q&As for parents and teachers. One-to-ones with academics for post-grad prospects. The applications are endless.

Universally Admired

All over the world, students are embracing engagement via Meet & Engage; our clients include the University of Leicester, the University of Gloucestershire and Bath Spa University. We’ve picked up a respected UK award too: Best Innovation in Online Recruitment at Broadbean’s National Online Recruitment Awards.

“For those students who signed up for the postgraduate live chat, 33% converted to join the open event which is awesome for this audience. The experience is really, really valuable for those users who do join us.”
Lesley Southgate
Social Media Officer