Orange is the new black(board)...

No ratings yet. Log in to rate.

One DMU graduate is launching an innovative new website with help from DSU.

Michael Hurley, 22, who graduated from DMU in International Business and Globalisation in 2015, is launching new online learning aid StudentCore on January 12 with support from De Montfort Students’ Union.


The site, which will at first be exclusive to DMU students, is designed to meet the increasingly demanding study needs of a student in 2016.

Michael said: “The needs of today’s students can’t be generalised.

“At DMU we have people studying full-time on campus, part-time juggling work, studying abroad, and looking after families and so on.

“Libraries can be full, surgery hours can get overcrowded and few lecturers are up in the early hours when certain students are studying the night before a deadline.

“StudentCore is an online study aid designed to meet the study needs of today’s student. A third place, amongst university and home, for somewhere to engage, debate and revise, anytime, anywhere.”

The website, available at, is completely free to use and includes all De Montfort University courses and modules. It features separate spaces to discuss your course in module-specific forums and network with like-minded students.

Michael continued: “A handful of sites, like Blackboard, are not the be all and end all of online studying and flicking through PowerPoint slides for revision can get boring and tedious.

“Nobody seems to be trying to solve this problem, until now.

“Academia is yet to utilise the online world in the way that social and business networking has. We want StudentCore to be the first.”

StudentCore founder Michael and his team will be on hand all day on the Campus Centre steps on Tuesday 12 January to talk about your new way of studying. They will also be at the #ReFreshers16 Fair on Monday 18 January with their stash of stress balls and a tonne of tips on how to make your studying easier and more accessible.

You can try StudentCore for yourself at, and also find them on Facebook and Twitter.


No comments have been made. Please log in to comment.