Box Hill Institute launches its own social media platform


13 October 2020

Prospective students, their families and friends are able to connect with Box Hill Institute staff and students and alumni and learn about services facilities and more via an innovative open day digital platform. The platform facilitates conversations, helping to foster relationships and build the Box Hill Institute community, all designed for prospective students to let their passion guide their future.

Developed in partnership with creative agency, Department of the Future (DOTF), the open day platform fosters a full virtual experience and offers users many of the opportunities and services they would experience at an open day on campus. Prospective students have found the platform user friendly and as familiar as Facebook, where they can engage, communicate and form relationships.

Box Hill Institute and DOTF have created a unique engagement experience, one that helps to encourage and foster community. It’s also a valuable step embracing the new normal and optimising blended on-campus and online engagement.

Box Hill’s CEO and Managing Director, Vivienne King, is passionate about students and their future careers, and is excited for this innovative, virtual experience. She said, “Prospective students, their parents and friends will be able to direct message and live chat with staff, current students and our other services on the day. For example, they can watch a live streamed session about a study area, chat to a teacher about a course, view some of our world class facilities and chat to our Skills and Job Centres team about job prospects and career opportunities”.

Department of the Future’s Managing Director, Ivan Gomez, said, “We are thrilled about working on this project as it is so unique to industry and will allow students to engage as they would normally do on other social media platforms, creating an intuitive experience.”

Prospective students can check out the activity feed, comment and interact with staff, and discover more about Box Hill Institute’s extensive industry partners and connections, explore alumni success stories and much more.

Box Hill Institute is passionate about its students and their future careers.