Kevin Hsu

3 weeks ago

The month of May not only celebrates the blossoming buds of flowers and the longer days, but it’s also a time to get people talking about mental health and reduce the stigma that can stop people from asking for help. Millions of people are affected by mental illness each year. That’s why this month’s Edurank round up is dedicated to student’s mental well-being and highlighting the way institutions are raising awareness and providing them the support they need.

Harvard University

Social distancing has been known to make many feel isolated and lonely. As Covid-19 continues to hammer the globe, it forces us to respond with the turtle defence. Rising loneliness appears to be among a host of mental health impacts that are inevitable side effects. This month, Harvard experts discussed ways to ease the rising sense of isolation and feel more connected. Harvard University performed fairly well on Twitter and landed number three on the ranks. 

UTC South Durham

UTC South Durham hit a perfect Facebook score and landed number two on the ranks. One of their posts highlighted an online fitness shop that was launched by one of their students and emphasized the importance of keeping fit and finding ways to exercise at home regularly to help support physical and mental wellbeing during the nation-wide lockdown.

University of Louisville

After jumping a whopping of 227 places, the University of Louisville landed 25 on the ranks thanks to their amazing efforts on Twitter. One story that really stood out and inspired us is a post about a student that’s a member of UofL’s class of 2020 and part of the PACT (Providing Access to Community Transition) Program. The PACT is a partnership between UofL and JCPS that helps students aged 18 to 21 with moderate disabilities engage in a true, on-campus experience and help them achieve their university milestone. 

University of Oxford

Oxford University landed a perfect score on Twitter and secured the number one spot on the ranks. Interesting new research that highlights the connection between genetics and mental health was shared on Twitter by UoO, as it shows our genes influence the way our brains are ‘wired up’ in childhood making us more vulnerable to a range of mental health conditions in later life.

University of Exeter – International

A mandatory quarantine lockdown can certainly engender our stress level as it disrupts our normal daily routine, but the students over at the University of Exeter embraced the difficulty and made the best out of it. Maddy, a third-year BSc Biological Sciences student from Seattle in the United States made an amazing friendship with Megan, who provided her support during the hardship. The University of Exeter received a perfect Facebook score as they shared different uplifting stories of their student’s experience during the lockdown. 

Sign up to Edurank and find out who else is making the cut this month on social media. For more student insights and education industry news, you can sign up for our Think Student newsletter.

The good news stories that students are looking for

As COVID-19 continues to lead us further into uncharted territory and we’re faced with constant negative news stories, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. We don’t have all the answers but we’re finding inspiration in the universities and students taking positive action across the globe. Research has shown that mentions of ‘good news’, ‘kind gestures’, and […]

Kevin Hsu

1 month ago

The Eduwinners have been announced…

The results are in, and the wait is finally over; the winners of the Edurank Awards 2020 are here. We have 18 sought-after awards, which we have sent out to the world’s top-performing institutions. Congratulations to this year’s winners, and don’t forget to share your Edurank Award pics on social media using the #EdurankAwards hashtag. […]

Eleana Davidson

3 months ago

Celebrating indigenous people, LGBTQ, diversity and giving centre stage to mental health and environmental conversations

In today’s modern-day and age, students want more than just surface-level conversations, empty promises, or capitalistic speeches and announcements. Students want to hear less about how universities are bettering themselves, and more about how universities are bettering the world, which in turn allows them to align themselves with something that matters to the bigger picture. […]

Eleana Davidson

6 months ago

The Bantshire Effect

Each month we see social superstars gracing the top of the Edurank leaderboards, with their campus-porn Instagrams, star alumni tweets and full of life student takeovers.  Recently we’ve seen Oxford University sharing their inspiring Borneo student excursion and the University of Hull with their almost-insta-famous duck family portraits.  But this month an entirely new face […]

Eleana Davidson

9 months ago

Edurank Update: Who excelled in the Edurank charts in July?

As the warmth and comfort of the sun-sational summer breeze beginning to steadily fade, we love to look back on the month of July and see which education institutions outperformed themselves, making significant jumps in the ranks! Here are the institutions that smashed it on social media this month: Cherwell College Oxford has jumped 305 […]

Kevin Hsu

10 months ago

Edurank Updates: The Perfect Facebook Score

Each month we crunch data from brand metrics and performance metrics to find out who’s the best of the best on social and this time we thought we’d focus on those that have a perfect game on Facebook. Whilst we can’t all have astronauts as our alumni, there’s plenty of inspo to take away from […]

Eleana Davidson

11 months ago

A quick chat with DMU on the 2020 Eduwards Winners’ Podium

We caught up with Paul Hindle, Head of Communications at De Montfort University (DMU). Winner of the 2020 Edurank Youtube Award for the three consecutive year! It’s fantastic to see DMU really cut through the social media noise year after year, and what better way to recognise their success than to sit down and find […]

Eleana Davidson

3 months ago

2019 Edurank Roundup: Some of our favorites

As student marketers, we’re wildly optimistic about how the educational landscape will continue to evolve and challenge us professionals to try something new and do better, all in the quest to resonate with our student audience. And while we’ve now all had some time to adjust back to the daily grind, we thought what better […]

Kevin Hsu

4 months ago

Which College Stood Out From the Crowd in September?

Now that summer’s gone and more pumpkin-flavored food and beverages and Halloween goodies begin to flood our newsfeed, it’s safe to say we’re getting close to the end of the year. Whether you’re in admissions, marketing or any other team, we thought it would be a great idea to check out which U.S. universities are […]

Kevin Hsu

7 months ago

Who aced Facebook’s scoring in August?

Summer has finally come to an end and it’s time to bid farewell to holiday mode—those who are fortunate to have the summer off anyways. Whether you’re in admissions, marketing or any other team, it’s that time of the year to mentally prepare yourself for a productive autumn term semester.  Let’s take a look at […]

Eleana Davidson

9 months ago