Connecting students with questions to students with answers.
Established in 2017 when Founder, James Doherty, was graduating from the University of Nottingham. James realised himself and his friends, as final year students, were beacons of knowledge about their university, courses, and the student experience – and that this was a hugely untapped resource of information and support those students just starting university could benefit from.
The primary aim of the Tyfy software is to ensure that every student has someone to turn to for help. By taking the software online, we make support more accessible practically, in that students can talk to mentors remotely, efficiently and at a time that suits them. However, at Tyfy we understand asking for help can be difficult; the idea of talking to a mentor face to face can be so daunting (especially for those particularly at risk) that they would rather not reach out at all. By allowing students to communicate with mentors behind the comfort and familiarity of a phone screen, we make it easier and more comfortable for them to reach out, thus maximising the chances of them accessing the correct support.
Tyfy is an online communication solution facilitating peer to peer mentoring support between university students. Students are matched with mentors based on shared characteristics and can communicate remotely using the software.