Bangor University is one of the first universities in the UK to launch a ‘mobile web’ site aimed at attracting new students and providing the basis for a range of exciting new mobile web-based services for current staff and students.
It is certainly the first multilingual mobile website supporting English, Welsh and Chinese speaking visitors and one of the first in the UK aimed specifically at potential students.
The new website, designed for use on internet enabled smart-phones, has been developed to add to the already well-developed online information on the University’s website. It is aimed at students considering studying at Bangor University and available in the palm of their hand.
Smartphone users visiting the full site of http://www.bangor.ac.uk are automatically taken to the mobile site, but can opt to visit the full site if they wish.
"It’s a bit like building Dr Who’s tardis –it’s is an awful lot bigger on the inside than it first appears on the outside!" says Sam Foster, Web Team Manager at Bangor University.
"We hope visitors will find it a useful addition to their decision-making process.”
Visitors to the mobile site are provided with key information about Bangor University, the courses, student support, studying as an international student, BangorTV videos, an image gallery, news and events, information, tools to contact Bangor and maps of the campus- which vary according to their current location if on campus.
To make it easy for users of the mobile site to make contact with the University a number of features are included. These include ‘Get in touch’ forms with an option to order a prospectus, and Contact links - including ‘live’ telephone numbers dialled when you click on them, Facebook and Twitter presences, and listings of the University’s academic schools and service departments.