A former Nottingham student who set up Facebook groups for students has taken a step forward with a new mobile App of her own.
Rebecca De Beukelaer, 27, launched a mobile App called Uni-Salad after her student Facebook groups Lost & Found, Lift Share and Student House Vacancies became a runaway success with more than 34,000 members.
The new app provides a similar service and was launched on January 30, 2019.
AUDIO:REBECCA DE BEUKELAER, FOUNDER UNI-SALAD
IN MY THIRD YEAR OF UNIVERSITY, I OPENED ALL THE FIVE SECTIONS AS PAGES ON FACEBOOK AND WHAT THE APP DOES REALLY IS MAKE THEM ALL ACCESSIBLE AT ONCE.
REBECCA de beukelaer, FOUNDER uni-salad
The new App needs students to sign up with a valid university email address or log in with their valid Facebook accounts and create a profile, making the concept more secure and ensuring it is exclusive only to students.
Depending on whether the user is from the University of Nottingham or Nottingham Trent University, after logging in they will be directed to a different landing page based on their institution.
Video: How to operate the app
The app has five different sections which include the wall, buy and sell, lost and found, housing (where students can find accommodation) and travel tickets.
Emilly Mitton said, “Its really a good idea. As a university student, I think it is very useful to have an App tailored for students.”
Rebecca Newman added: “Its great that buyers and sellers are from the same university. It’s safer and also means you don’t have to travel far to collect. The app is also very easy to use. ”
The app is expected to be available to all universities by 2020.