Hereward College in the palm of your hand
Hereward College, a specialist college in Coventry for students with learning and physical disabilities, has taken a technological step forward by introducing a smartphone app which will benefit prospective students, current students and staff.
The ‘app', which is available to download for free from app stores or via www.hereward.ac.uk/app, was developed to easily engage with learners and give them a feel of what it's like to be a student at Hereward.
Compatible with Apple devices, the app also allows staff and current students to gain quick access to the college online resources on their smartphones and easily navigate through the extremely active college experience.
The app has a multitude of features including information about the college, the college courses and support services; news and events updates; term dates and open days information; updates with the latest college photos and videos; maps and directions on how to get to college; information about and pictures with our residences; a straight forward way to contact the college and apply to college, access to social networking sites and many more.
According to a study done by Ofcom in 2011, the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries, over a quarter of adults and nearly half of all teens now own a smartphone.
Hereward College will continue to develop the app for this audience with free updates and services and is now exploring how smartphone apps can aid people with physical and learning disabilities as a form of assistive technology.
Alice Davey, Business Development Manager at Hereward College said:
'In order to remain accessible and appealing to all our learners, we decided to adopt this new mobile app, which will make access to college information much easier and hopefully a fun experience'
'We've also made sure that the content on the app is also available through other means in order to be accessible to all students and not exclude the students without smartphones.'