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    Do you think unis should be using social media like Facebook, Twitter, blogs, forums, chatrooms, podcasts, YouTube etc. to communicate with potential students?

    Why/why not?
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    err aren't they already? Edinburgh has twitter and a youtubechannel... many unis have youtubechannels.. so I dunno how to answer the question since many already do and it is a good way because they've posted open days and stuff
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    I voted yes- my uni has a facebook/twitter/youtube, and it gets messages out a lot faster than just sending an email- as not everyone reads them everyday!

    The fact is that the majority of young people use facebook and other social networking websites now, so they may as well make the most of it to ensure that each individual has the most information possible given to them.
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    Definitely, the Cambridge college I applied to has a blog detailing the admissions process with stuff like when they're giving out interviews and you can ask questions in comment sections (anonymously, if you want, which really allows people to ask without feeling silly) as well. The whole blog has really helped a lot in at least making people, at least me, less worried.

    If universities could use or even extend this kind of service to other things like before applying or providing information for GCSE, AS prospective students, i think it will be very useful to a lot of people. But then I suppose the amount of work needed to cope with the potential number of questions is also quite substantial. But never the less, if an uni can do this, they really should

    Though on first glance I thought your post was about whether people at unis should be more parties...
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    As long as they keep their current methods like prospectuses (prospectii?) for people who aren't really into that sort of social media, then why not?
 
 
 
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