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Send SMS to students, teachers and staff at schools and universities

SMS mobile marketing is used by schools and universities all over the world as a means of internal and external communication. The service is particularly useful for university staff organizing open days or events for students looking into the various faculties/courses. SMS school and SMS university can be sent to large contact databases simultaneously, fast and with no fuss. Internally, SMS can be used to keep lecturers, researchers and admin staff up to date with news and useful last minute info. The SMS Messenger service from Skebby is simple to use from any PC.

How can schools and universities benefit from SMS mobile marketing?

Promote events

Send texts to anyone who might be interested in the faculty’s open days or other events scheduled at the university. Contact details can be requested during the pre-enrolment stage on your website, or when people request prospectuses.

Generate new contacts

Create your university’s SMS club: students and lecturers can sign up to the group by sending a text to 339 99 41 52 52 with the words “NAME OF YOUR UNIVERSITY”, and receive information on scheduled events directly on their mobile phones.

Internal communication

Keep staff up to date on news or useful information through SMS lecturers. Texts can be sent to them all in just minutes. Lecturers, in turn, can send SMS students with information on exams or anything else.

Student meetings

Remind everyone of student meetings, sending texts to promote evenings, concerts and events. Texts can be scheduled to go out at specific times, in the late afternoon for example when students have organised an evening meeting.

Announce emergencies

Quickly contact all students and staff in the event of an emergency. For example, notify them that the school is closed due to snow or if there has been an accident at the school.

Deadline reminders

Send SMS to remind students of deadlines/dates for returning books or other material they have borrowed.

What if you have no mobile numbers available?

There are various ways of gathering mobile phone numbers:

  • By simply publishing on all promotional materials (signage, brochures, posters, leaflets, websites, etc.) "Send an SMS to +39 339 99 41 52 52 with the words NAME OF YOUR UNIVERSITY'"
  • If you have a website, by adding a registration form where students can enter their mobile numbers
  • By asking students for their numbers directly at the university