Brilliant ideas from Bangor Students need your vote

Innovative Bangor University students need your votes to bring their ideas to fruition.

As part of Jisc’s Summer of Student Innovation 2016, the student ideas competition seeks the best ideas for using technology that could improve the student experience in further or higher education.

Two ideas have been submitted by Bangor University students, if successful they could gain an initial £2,000 plus mentoring through a design sprint, and a further £3,000 if we select their idea to be developed as a product.

To be considered for stage one funding, the ideas need to reach 250 votes by 6th June.

Joe Perkins, a third year BSc Computer Science student came up with ‘Course Match’,  a mobile application utilising machine learning and a familiar Tinder-style interface to aid prospective students in the difficult decision of what degree course to take at university. Joe believes that Course Match “could revolutionise the way students select their degree courses.”

MyStryd’ is and app designed to encourage an increase in footfall and rekindle the customer experience of Bangor’s High Street. MyStryd was developed by Leon Garland (Creative Studies & Media), Jack Morris (Electronic Engineering), Nikita Savy (Psychology), Sabria Behilil (Business) and Aleksandra Kozlowska (Creative Studies & Media) who were runner’s up in the University’s Enterprise by Design challenge which also saw them receive a Santander Universities Excellence in Enterprise Scholarship.

To view the pitches and to vote for your favourite idea before 6th June, visit the JISC website:

https://elevator.jisc.ac.uk/e/student-ideas-2016/idea/course-match

https://elevator.jisc.ac.uk/e/student-ideas-2016/idea/mystryd

Publication date: 26 May 2016