Members have been asking for a more sophisticated approach to collaboration between each other across the movement. The comparable platform is Jiscmail which, although quite straightforward, is inflexible and lacks modern functionality. More and more organisations are moving towards enterprise social networking solutions such as Yammer, Slack or Microsoft Teams. There is an opportunity to try something similar across the student movement.
NUS has explored several of the most popular platforms for their suitability. Workplace by Facebook is the most interesting given our key considerations: working at scale, managing authenticity and privacy/information security.
The NUS Charity Board has now approved the migration of all staff communities of practice onto Workplace by Facebook
Full details of the benefits can be found here.
How it’s working
Workplace by Facebook is a completely separate platform to Facebook. Accounts, groups and pages on Facebook are not linked in any way to Workplace.
In Workplace, NUS has set up multi-company groups for the SU communities of practice outlined below.
If you are part of these groups you should have received this information and instructions already.
If you have not received an invite please complete the form below.
NUS has set up a Workplace instance, available to staff from any affiliated students’ union.
Please fill in this form so we can add you to the platform properly:
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org