Virtual events
for Universities

iVent are experts in creating and managing virtual events for universities. Our innovative new Uni Connect suite of modules provides complete flexibility.

So, whether you want to simply connect prospective students with faculty members and student ambassadors via our multiple live chat functions or if you’d prefer a full virtual event complete with webinars, 360 campus tours and live presentations, you simply select from one of our four modules, which are interchangeable and can be added to at any time.

So, whether you want to simply connect prospective students with faculty members and student ambassadors via our multiple live chat functions or if you’d prefer a full virtual event complete with webinars, 360 campus tours and live presentations, you simply select from one of our four modules, which are interchangeable and can be added to at any time.

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Or read on to find out more about how universities are using virtual events for student recruitment and careers fairs.

Student Recruitment

For almost a decade, we’ve been helping universities give their potential students an insight into life there, via virtual student recruitment events. Many universities offer a virtual campus tour and some host webinars, but the truth is, today’s tech savvy student expects much more, particularly in terms of engagement.

Our clients can select from one of our 4 recruitment and engagement modules to find the right offering for their objectives. We work with universities to not only offer virtual open days for both undergraduates and postgraduate, but also offer-holder days, parent-only events, fees and funding events, as well as virtual careers fairs.

Physical open days can present budget or scheduling limitations, both for the university and the student, and even more so for international students. Plus a key advantage of a virtual event is that content can also be viewed on-demand.

Our virtual environments, which are exceptionally easy to use and are fully university branded, allow multiple events to be hosted across the year, not just a single event. Over 200,000 students attended virtual open days with us in the last year.

Key features and benefits:

  • Unlimited global outreach capturing both UK and international students and their parents, including China
  • Fully customisable platforms that are a true virtual extension of the university.
  • Huge cost efficiencies to existing physical events’ programmes.
  • Live and on-demand sample lectures for specific course insight 
  • 360 degree campus tours to experience the campus, accommodation, and wider student life
  • Live 1-2-1's with lecturers, course leaders and group text chat with other students.
  • Social media integration or ‘real-time’ dialogue.
  • Real-time attendee list and detailed profiles, monitoring visitors as they log in and out of the virtual event.
  • In-depth analytics and data capturing for future marketing and place-holder conversion
Open University

We support universities to run virtual recruitment and engagement events both instead of and alongside a traditional open day, so whatever stage you are at in your virtual events journey, you can be sure iVent are able to help.

Careers Fairs

Universities are now using virtual careers fairs to match graduates with potential employers. A virtual careers fair is an engaging and targeted way for companies and graduates to meet and interact wherever they are in the world.

We’ve found this particularly useful for Higher Education institutions with high numbers of international students. Should they prefer to return home to work once they have graduated, a virtual careers fairs enables an employer to engage with a student without the cost and time implications of physically attending a careers fair and enables a company's vision, values and culture to really come to life, no matter where they are based.

Sheffield Careers

Key features and benefits:

  • Vacancies and open positions structured in an easily understandable format.
  • The option to screen candidates in advance.
  • Advanced student profile feature allowing applicants to network and connect with each other in 'real time'.
  • Unique video CV/résumé feature.
  • Live presentation and seminar auditoriums.
  • Interactive booths with live chat.
  • One-to-one private rooms via video.
  • Networking areas with group chat, surveys, discussions, ‘talk to a colleague’.
  • Resource Centre with job information and related on-demand content.
  • Analytics and data-capturing of delegates.