14 August 2009 University Fandom
Year 12’s attend open day, but all the universities look good at open day. They ask their older enrolled friends, but probably get mixed results. And the websites are all the same with way too much generic information. So where does today’s Year 12 student turn to? I know if I was about to graduate high school one of the things I’d do is check out the university’s Fan Page on Facebook.
Here’s some of the more popular universities’ Fan Pages…
+ University of Sydney – 5,403 fans
+ La Trobe University – 4,345 fans
+ RMIT University – 4,070 fans
+ University of Melbourne – 1,554 fans
+ Griffith University – 1,321 fans
+ Monash University – 1,022 fans
+ Queensland University of Technology – 1,022 fans
+ Swinburne University – 916 fans
+ Deakin University – 112 fans
Not suggesting it’s definitive, but maybe it’s worth some of these universities pushing their Fan Pages a little more. I realise social media is not all about numbers, but I wonder what objectives each of these universities have set for their Fan Page or if they just jumped on the bandwagon.