What is Link Up?
Link Up is an app concept produced as part of a University lead brief. LINKUP facilitates communication between students before university. Our aim of the app is to give a platform for students to break the ice with any potential friends they may make even before getting to university.
Why do we need Link Up?
CSAD students with the University have to partake in an induction week, it was our brief to design a response to alleviate the problems caused by elements of the induction process. One of the stress points we discovered and focused our project around was the issues of students getting anxious over the initial ice-breaking with flatmates and course mates.
Based on both our own and other students experiences we identified that group chat messaging prior to getting to university helped remove the pressure of speaking to others on the first encounter. It was this finding that based our rational to produce Link Up.
Cardiff Metropolitan University would be able to place any information about sports, societies and SU information that they want new students to be aware of.
Find other students moving to Cardiff Met and find out about them via their profiles and initiate conversations. You can also be added to group chats for potential societies you’d like to join.
Here you would have a collection of any person or group chats you were part of and you would be able to break the ice and get chatting to flatmates, course mates etc.
Upon signup, you would create a profile that consisted of a short bio, your interests, music taste and other bits about you making those first conversations even easier.