Touchscreen kiosks for colleges and universities are designed to provide support and assistance to students. The university kiosks can help with a wide range of topics including health, education, accomodation and jobs.
Kiosks for University and College Kiosks
University can be a challenging time for young people and the university campus kiosks can help by providing support and assistance on a wide range of topics including:
- Travel Info
- Local community information - cinema, shops
- Library and opening times for facilities
- Sport facilities and bookings
- Campus and external accomodation
- Health - Drugs, Alcohol and sexual health advice
- Work placements and volunteering
- Relationships and living away from home
- Be safe - crime reporting and advice on keeping safe
- Contact your students union representative
- Maps and guide to the university
- Finance and budgeting
The University kiosks can be positioned in:
- University Library
- Shops, Restaurants
- Students Unions Bars
- University accommodation / Halls of residence
- Outside lecture halls
- Department reception areas
Kiosks for Students Union
Student Unions provide support services to help students during their time at University. The Students Union kiosks can enhance these services by providing information to students at the Bars, Library and Accommodation areas of the campus. The Students union kiosks can show information such as:
- Events and Entertainment guide
- Bar promotions
- Your Students Union Representatives
- Leave feedback for the SU
- Find out about the work of the SU
- Information about clubs and societies
- Places to eat
- Sports activities
Positioning the Information Points
The information point kiosks could be mounted to a wall, desk mounted or be part of a free-standing information tower complete with digital sign and leaflet racks. The kiosk could also have an integrated telephone handset so that students can make free phone calls to enquire about jobs or talk with other service providers.
Find about more information
If you would like more information about using touchscreen information kiosks for university and colleges please call us on 0845 451 2020.
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Young people are very familiar within using technology through the internet, PC’s and mobile phones with integrated touchscreen, and touchscreen kiosks are seen as an extension of this technology. Rather than acting as a barrier to delivery, touchscreens are a cool way to access information and interact with ‘the web’.
A touch screen kiosk system can be branded, use imaginative design to engage with the youth and provide a vast range of up to date information. Use of animated ‘flash’ based graphics further enhance the look and usability along with video snippets and other feeds.
As well as providing access to web-based information, the kiosk can also be used to print out leaflets and application forms, email forms to their email address or provide texting facilities to update the user via text messages. Additionally, by adding a telephone handset the users are able to call a service provider (e.g. local college, job centre, drugs advice lines) to get immediate advice or assistance.
The touchscreen kiosks can be located in Schools, Colleges, Youth clubs, and Council buildings such as leisure centres. If necessary, privacy filters can be fitted to the touch screen such that only the user looking directly at the screen will be able to view the information. This is particularly useful if you use the kiosks for providing advice on drugs or sexual health.
As with all kiosk projects, the kiosk software should be designed to be intuitive and easy to use and provide access to the information be sought in only a few touches on the screen. Websites and other resources can be grouped by subject where each topic can provide a list of helpful links to approved websites, as well as listing helpful phone numbers and local doctors surgery’s, health centres, family planning clinics and so on.
As an example here are some of the main subject headings which could be used to provide a touchscreen kiosk system aimed at teenagers.
This could include a quick psychometric test to suggest possible occupations that you be most suited to someone on an individual level.
Interview technique advice
Find Courses and training
Work Experience placements
Part time job vacancies for Students
Links to local jobs and other training placements
Using a fully dynamic system where the content can be updated at any time will mean that they system is always kept up to date. Also, by recording usage stats you will be able to see what information is being accessed and how the information is being consumed by your users.
Places to go and things to do in your spare time
Sports and Leisure
Societies and organisations
This would include practical advice about how to manage a budget and how to not get into unnecessary debt.
How to get a bank account
Dealing with personal finance
What is Bankruptcy
How loans work?
What is APR?
How to live on a budget
How to stretch your money
How to save money
Information about pensions and pension plans
This would include information about general health and how to keep healthy.
Diet and Exercise information
Herbal healing remedies
Drugs, Smoking, solvent and alcohol advice
Wellbeing Health Advice
This would include information about how to deal with stress and anger, and how to unwind after a stressful day of studying.
This would include useful information about how to study effectively.
How to revise
How to write essays
How to work in a group
How to research information