It’ll come as no surprise to hear that the demands for university administrators are, for example, significantly different from those operating businesses in the hospitality sector.
Although the duty of care demands are often similar, there’s a focus on education rather than profit. It’s a fact which has led many in higher education to wonder whether there’s any value in offering free WiFi to their students.
After all, wouldn’t those resources be better spent elsewhere? The answer, of course, is no. Free WiFi in universities is an essential utility in the modern age, one which can benefit your university in a huge variety of ways.
we’ll look at just a few ways in which our university WiFi solution can help you, your students and your bottom line prosper. Let’s go.
Superior event support
Universities are ideally suited to hosting large events and conferences, with ready-made locations which are perfect for hosting hundreds of guests, whether they be scholars, journalists or any other group which might arrive at your establishment.
Not only does free guest WiFi offer a vital advantage over competing for conference/event locations, it has a number of hidden benefits too. With our event manager tool, event organizers can offer secure and encrypted WiFi with SSIDs customized for each event, so that multiple events can be catered for simultaneously.
Login pages and URL redirects can also be created and allocated to each event, creating valuable sponsorship opportunities. You can even send automated email and SMS messages to attendees when they login in or scheduled throughout the day to alert them to, well, anything you please!
Crucial student support
oman universities have developed a tremendous worldwide reputation over the centuries, a reputation which means that today, a good number of students arrive from international locations.
Caring for those international students is a significant challenge for administrators, as you attempt to integrate international students with the students who speak Arabic as a first language.
Increasingly, international students turn towards the internet for support as they attempt to adjust to an entirely new educational environment. However, with international students often holding on to their old SIM cards, they’re reliant on WiFi to translate and navigate – something that university SMART WiFi is ideally suited to help.
It’s not just international students who benefit either, with everyone benefitting from SMART WiFi Status Pages, which can insert banners, menus, icons, and links which appear as the student’s surf, guiding them towards vital educational tools which will support them throughout their day