Connect2Students.com was founded by Luke Jeffers, former International Officer at Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen, UK and Founder/Director of Study Overseas Ltd, an Education Recruitment Consultancy in India. The site is managed in the UK and supported by a development team in Jaipur, India.
The site first started as an introduction site for Indian students who wanted to connect with other Indian students planning to study abroad in the same city or university. This would allow students to share information, perhaps travel together so they did not arrive on their own and/or find private accommodation together which might be cheaper than university owned or managed student housing.
It soon became apparent after the site was launched that not only Indian students found it useful but students from around the world found the facility of being able to connect with other students for advice very useful. As the number of students who joined the site grew it became clear that some students were using the online introduction facility for romantic as well as academic or study purposes! This led to a total redesign and relaunch of the site in 2017 to provide the facility for all students, no matter where they were from and or what they were studying, to connect with each other for the purpose of getting answers to questions, finding accommdation, travel companions and a bit of romance.
The new site was launched in the UK supported by both an Android and iOS app and has already attracted and helped thousands of students not just in the UK but across the world to connect with each other. There are ambitious plans to continue to develop the site to provide a wider range of services and support to all students.
Connect2Students.com is owned by Connect2Students Ltd, a Private Limited Company based in Brighton and registered in England. Company Number 9786350.