May 2017

ICAN Future Star is proud to announce the launch of an innovative mobile app, hellouni, which helps prospective university applicants navigate the complex application journey. Our new personal application assistant launches May 2017 to our 20,000+ social media followers. This B2C app will be offered as a freemium subscription model, free to download but with payment required to access premium features. hellouni were awarded a prestigious SMART innovation grant to develop this product. We have a successful B2B platform however our intention has always been to launch this complementary B2C platform to simplify and streamline the entire university application process. hellouni is revolutionizing the complex and time consuming process of finding the right university, course, funding and post application lifestyle info. We provide 3 key features: course search, course recommendation (based on user profile) and connect to ambassadors (peers interested in the same institution or course, or from the same cultural background).

UK to Worldwide

Later this year, the company will further develop the app from its UK focus to include universities worldwide with additional funding info and global ambassadors. Millions of students will benefit maximising their application success and accessing a student life portal where they can connect with the university community, experienced tutors for English and other subjects,  legal experts, and take advantage of local deals that will help them to smooth the transition and integrate with local culture.

The hellouni app streamlines essential information to help prospective applicants research courses, funding and campus life. Additionally, the app makes it easy to interact instantly with the university community and ambassadors, such as current students, alumni and professors.

The app also offers applicants the opportunity to connect with other selected ambassadors such as our immigration experts at Fragomen and accommodation experts at Students can also reach out to figures leading the international society, politics society or university sports teams for example.

“I’m very proud to announce that building on the success and partnerships of our B2B business, increasing the overall value in terms of technological innovation as well as branding effect and naturally progressing as a high-growth company, hellouni is launching our own consumer facing app – the for international applicants and their dream universities. This product has received funding and support from various of organisations such as UKTI, Scottish Enterprise, SMART R&D funding, the University of Glasgow and Coventry University. The ambition of the platform is to be the one stop shop for application needs when studying abroad including university and course search, help with applications as well post-application life support. The launch of the B2C app truly shows the vision of the hellouni is to make studying abroad easier and more rewarding for 5 million internationally mobile students.”

Dr Olivia Feng, Founder & CEO ICAN Future Star

Available May 2017, the hellouni app will support prospective applicants worldwide to have an easier and more personalised application journey.

The app is developed by ICAN Future Star Ltd, an education technology company based in Glasgow.  A young but ambitious tech company aims to disrupt the current international recruitment market by developing innovative mobile solutions to empower both universities and applicants worldwide.

To download now, just search hellouni on your app store or click here

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