The RAU held a special Prize Winners’ evening last week (26 October 2017) to celebrate outstanding student success.
RAU delivers digital campus with Collabco
The Royal Agricultural University (RAU) has signed a deal with Collabco to deliver a digital campus to its 1,200 students as part of its commitment to providing sustainability across all areas of teaching, research, and managing its campus.
The myday solution from Collabco will allow students to access all university resources via one log in on their smart phone, table or laptop – delivering email, calendar, lecture notes and learning tools, library resources as well as extracurricular services to them. Myday will also provide a way to communicate with the student population en masse, and can also be used for open days by those prospective students that are considering applying.
Alun Dawes, Head of IT at the RAU, said: “As a university with a focus on agriculture, food production, and the related land-based industries, efficiency, sustainability, and environmental matters are a core element of our teaching, research, and consultancy – and providing a truly digital campus is the next logical step forward for us.
“Working with Collabco’s myday app, we will provide students and staff with the ability to communicate and learn more efficiently from wherever they are and at any time via their chosen device. We’ll also be able to deliver the wider university eco-system in terms of extracurricular activities and services that wrap around student life, and use it in the student recruitment process at open days by giving prospective students access too.”
The Royal Agricultural University has been at the forefront of agricultural and land-based education and research since 1845. Offering a portfolio of more than 30 undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses in areas such as sustainable agriculture, food production, agribusiness, environmental conservation, and land management, the RAU prepares its students to tackle the challenge of producing enough food to feed a growing population, sustainably.
In 2016, the RAU was awarded The Guardian University Award for sustainability and it’s a mantra that impacts student life; from carbon reduction and recycling to providing free bike servicing and electric car charging points.
Matt Dunkin, Managing Director at Collabco, said: “The Royal Agricultural University is an institution steeped in 172 years of history and tradition, but it’s embracing the digital age and all the efficiencies and opportunities it delivers to its student population. At Collabco we welcome the opportunity to help make a difference to the daily life of RAU students by delivering the digital campus.”