App launched to help mature students
24 April 2015
The first app aimed at mature students is the only of its kind and will help them get acclimatised to the academic world.
University of Buckingham business students have developed the Student Proxy App to help the users in all aspects of student life.
Business Enterprise second year students Kelvyn Ajala, Bhavik Mavadia and Paula Mugisa have launched this app which is now available on the Google Play store.
Student Proxy is a free mobile application app serving as a digital hub for academic content contributed to by other universities, including the Open University.
“The aim of this app is to make mature students feel more at ease in regards to their academic skills as most don’t feel confident after being out of education for a prolonged period of time.” Said Kelyn.
Student Proxy has been given the permission to use Open University content for the benefit of mature students.
The mobile app will be similar to that of a digital magazine displaying different categories under which mature students can access specific academic content such as tutorials, past exams, articles and videos.
Educational articles will be available. The application is made by students for students and it will have a communication tool that provides a social aspect to the platform enabling mature students to share problems, advice, solutions and encouragement to one another.
It also explains the Harvard Referencing System – a style of incorporating quotes into work – widely used by student. The platform will constantly update its content using RSS feeds provided by the Universities that are involved.
Bhavik is taking on the technicalities of the app and Kelvyn is dealing with the marketing aspect. Paula is dealing with getting various educational institutions to publish academic content on their app, as well as the financial reporting side of things.
For more info on the app email: firstname.lastname@example.org.