Three students and lecturer sitting around table looking at phones and laptop

Three computing students have developed the innovative R2U Road to University app, after gaining inspiration from their course lectures, and are hoping to make it a commercial success.

Creators Kieran Dee, Josh Oakley and Mukesh Jassal have designed the app to calculate numbers of UCAS points from students’ current grades, and to compile a list of corresponding universities.

Other colleges have already shown interest in the app and are investigating the possibility of using it for their own students’ university research.

Kieran, who has an unconditional offer from Birmingham City University to study Computer Science, says: “This experience of live project work has given me a head start on my degree.”

Mukesh also has an offer from BCU and Josh is aiming to get an apprenticeship with BT.

The students formed a design team, organising committee meetings every week and preparing flow charts.

They also had to learn new languages including Java to be able to create their app.

Lecturer Raj Patel said: “They’ve done exceptionally well. This is a commercially viable app which could easily be marketed to other students, and there is nothing like this out there yet.”

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