Adelaide, Australia—December 8, 2020. Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is pleased to announce that the University of Waikato, located in Hamilton, New Zealand, has launched its WaikatoUni mobile app based on the Ex Libris campusM platform.
The solution and its features are aligned with two key university strategic goals: providing a unique student experience and investing in the success of future students. Using the app, students now benefit from a highly personalized experience and can access all of the University's systems and services through a single access point. Using the campusM solution, the University provides information tailored to the needs of prospective students, which is communicated to them when and where they need it.
Previously challenged by inconsistent access to multiple systems through a variety of user interfaces, the University now benefits from campusM's simplified user experience which enables the University to communicate, interact, and collaborate easily with both current and prospective students, providing information and services appropriate for each cohort. Through the campusM platform, WaikatoUni supports all aspects of student achievement and personal growth, extending beyond academic to include social, cultural, financial, and health (physical and mental) services.
"Feedback gathered in student forums was clear—students wanted a mobile app to make their campus life easier, especially an app that they could use on the device that they are most accustomed to," said University of Waikato Director of Student Services, Mike Calvert.
"Advancements in mobile technology in recent years have created a new set of expectations around the user experience. To meet these expectations, we chose the campusM platform, which will now help us engage with our students and prospects in a more personalized way."
"We are honored to be selected by the University of Waikato and to collaborate with their team in meeting students' needs and increasing their engagement with the University," commented Ido Peled, corporate vice president of Student Digital Solutions at Ex Libris.
About the University of Waikato
One of New Zealand's leading institutions for teaching and research, the University of Waikato has 12,500 students and 1600 staff across two vibrant campuses: expansive, park-like grounds in Hamilton and a state-of-the-art campus in downtown Tauranga. The University's diverse and welcoming student community includes a strong Māori and Pacific Island presence, along with 2,500 international students from more than 70 countries. The University has a further 670 students at its joint institute with Zhejiang University City College (ZUCC) in China. Students at Waikato enjoy quality learning experiences and smaller class sizes, flexible degree structures, work-integrated learning to ensure they are industry ready, and research supervision from internationally acclaimed academics. The University also delivers world-leading research, particularly in the areas of environmental sustainability, cyber security and safety, physical and mental health, and indigenous wellbeing.
About Ex Libris
Ex Libris, a ProQuest company, is a leading global provider of cloud-based SaaS solutions that enable institutions and their individual users to create, manage, and share knowledge. In close collaboration with its customers and the broader community, Ex Libris develops creative solutions that increase library productivity, maximize the impact of research activities, enhance teaching and learning, and drive student mobile engagement. Ex Libris serves over 7,500 customers in 90 countries. For more information, see our website and join us on LinkedIn, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter.