Callmy are delighted to announce the Wiltshire College Group will be implementing the Callmy Alert service for the start of the 2018/19 year.
Wiltshire College was founded in 2002 by the merger of Chippenham Technical College, Lackham, Trowbridge and Salisbury Colleges. With three satellite centres based in Corsham, Devizes and Warminster, four student run farms and a specialist motor racing facility at the Castle Combe circuit, there was an overarching need for an effective emergency communication service to compliment the College’s security procedures.
Callmy Alert was selected as the preferred solution due to its ease of use and delivery. Being app based also ideally suits the student demographic and ensures a fast response to urgent messages – a great alternative to email and without the cost of SMS too!
The College is also benefiting from realtime reporting via the Callmy Alert Management Portal. This highlights what impact messages are having, collates message response statistics and can even locate users who may be in dangerous situations – a consideration for student travel and placements.
The college is deploying Callmy Alert to their 9,975 students and 975 members of staff. Consideration is also being given to evolving the service to help fulfil other emergency communication requirements.
Callmy were pleased to sponsor the University of Salford 2018 Create Student Awards. The award ceremony was held at Emirates Old Trafford, the home of Lancashire cricket and celebrated the achievements of students graduating from the School of Arts and Media.
Callmy were hosted by Trevor Jones (pictured right) who is the University’s Head of Security and a leading light in the new ProtectED Code of Practice, which is the gold standard for assessing the work done by universities to look after students’ safety, security and wellbeing. With this in mind, Salford deployed Callmy Alert to support the delivery of emergency communication during security situations and other incidents affecting the smooth running of University – on the day of the Create Student Awards a Callmy message had been rapidly delivered to staff and students, alerting them of a fallen tree blocking access to one of the main car parks.
Salford are now in the process of planning for their new student intake and are also upgrading their Callmy Alert service to support the personal SOS capability. This will help to deliver lone worker protection, student safety and travel security for study abroad initiatives.
Callmy would like to thank Salford for their continued support and also for their hospitality during the Create Awards 2018.