NUIG Erasmus students build app for international scholars coming to Galway
By Aoileann Ní Bhroin
Posted: 18 January, 2018
When NUI, Galway students Fiachra Coyne and Conor Flynn, were on their Erasmus+ study visit in 2015/16 to the Universidad de León, Spain, little did they realise that the experience grappling with college timetables, subject choice not to mention negotiating their way around their new home would inspire them to create a mobile app based on their personal experience. Fiachra and Conor have now captured the Best Final Year project in the BA in Information Technology programme at NUIG for their creative response to the challenges of being an international student.
Drawing from their time in Spain, Fiachra and Conor have built an interactive guide to Galway to help incoming international and first year students settle in to their new home.
The budding entrepreneurs received funding from Blackstone Launchpad, the International office and the College of Engineering and Informatics at NUIG for their app – StudentGo which is now available to download from Google play and iPhone app store.
L-R: Professor Peter McHugh Dean of College of Engineering and Informatics, Conor Flynn, Dr Michael Schukat, Head of Discipline of Information Technology. Photo by Aengus McMahon