is a platform that makes the life of university students simple.

Students can buy and sell textbooks, find scholarships/funding available and connect with students who have different skill sets. The free platform works across every university and is being used by 1000’s of students. We have won three awards so far, including the Best Social Enterprise at The Grad Factor.

The initial idea came after my first year of university, I had £200 of textbooks I didn’t need next year. The only options were posters around campus or unsearchable posts on Facebook buy/sell pages. I thought: there’s got to be a better way to do this. The concept then expanded into a platform that brought all the key information together in one place.  

We cover multiple areas and have the capacity to expand further. One of the things we are most proud of is how we are disrupting the student mindset. This Skills Connect feature encourages collaboration and allows students to build teams to create their own start-ups instead of working for other people.

As a current student at Manchester Business School, time management is a big issue. However, implementing things I have studied has allowed me to learn so much. I believe there is no substitute for practical experience.

Martin Hedley