Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 222222
Loughborough University

The Marketplace

UniHub

Founder:

Charlie Watson

Accounting and Financial Management (2013)
Founded:
2013
Outline:

UniHub offers five services which are all free to student users. The company features pages specifically for Accommodation, Events, Jobs, Offers and a marketplace where students can upload products they are looking to sell and find potential buyers.

Working with real estate agents, the accommodation page advertises houses that are available and also allows students to inform the estate agents of what they are looking for so that they can be matched up to the appropriate houses.

The company also features a Jobs page where business users post both temporary and part-time jobs on the page with contact details – allowing the students to contact to employers directly.

The Offers and Events pages enable students to gain discounts and promotions on nights out and takeaway food by using the promotional codes on offer.

UniHub currently covers the Loughborough, Bristol, Nottingham and London catchment area for University students and is looking to expand. 

The biggest challenge I found was in terms of actually getting people to start using the site which involved a whole host of things from gaining permission to advertise in vary places to designing posters.