Unibuddy offers applicants chance to talk to students

University Centre South Essex has introduced Unibuddy to help prospective students talk to current students about university life.

Unibuddy gives applicants real-time access to students at universities so they can chat about things it doesn't tell you in the brochure or course guide, which is particularly important in these COVID-19 times with a lot of open events and face to face meetings being cancelled.

The University Centre has set up a profile on their website featuring students and staff from all the higher education courses. People can message and chat to them about topics such as campus life, applications and teaching facilities.

Colin Bladen-Kopacz, Dean of HE, said: “Studying for a degree is a big commitment so it’s vital prospective students are 100% sure of their university choice. This service and being able to chat online directly with current students and staff is so helpful, it gives applicants lots more real life information about the University Centre and what it’s like to study here.”

For more information about Unibuddy and the University Centre, visit https://www.southessex.ac.uk/he/unibuddy