About Us

Our Story

As a young adult, making meaningful connections can always be a daunting task. Whether you are a prospective student eager to know more about admissions and dorm life, or a current student scrambling to find a mentor to guide you to your career after graduation - everyone can use the help of a trusted advisor.

UNIVISER provides reliable real-time solutions to help university students connect and build valuable partnerships through a single common sense platform with just a few clicks.

Conveniently obtaining one on one access, personalised guidance and relevant information from an advisor is hard to find and could at times be expensive. What has been missing is an exclusive platform that provides a single space to build meaningful peer to peer relationships. With UNIVISER, we open new doors for key stakeholders to make powerful connections with current students through an accessible custom digital platform. The service fosters authentic, relevant and meaningful professional relationships. Prospects benefit from current students’ advice and guidance about your courses, finances, and campus life directly from real current student ambassadors, while current students can form valuable connections directly with their university alumni through mentorships facilitated by an exclusive, customized platform that will use your university’s unique brand while being hosted on a secure cloud platform.

"UNIVISER was selected to receive a 1,500,000 LKR grant"

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How it began?

In 2016, during my term as Students’ Union President at the University of Nottingham, we initiated a buddy program called the ‘Global Buddy Scheme’ where we connected incoming international students with current student volunteers.

The program was an instant hit, becoming oversubscribed in just a few weeks!

The pilot programme was evaluated by the University’s Insight Team and the report identified some key highlights.

Given the rapid success of the program at the University of Nottingham, we realized that we needed to make this model both readily available and easily customizable to help other institutions facing similar difficulties in successfully connecting prospects to current students and alumni through a sustainable and easily accessible channel.

Photo taken during the first 'Global buddy' meet up at the University of Nottingham.

Key Results


The average score of overall satisfaction of those who participated in the programme


Mentees shared that they felt they belonged and felt extremely at home at the University of Nottingham


Participants reported that the Students' Union had a positive impact on their University experience

Moving beyond the Global Buddy program, we have innovated to ensure UNIVISER solves a simple problem most university stakeholders face - not having an officially recognized platform as part of the university’s technology suite so key stakeholders can comfortably connect and exchange a verified “hello”. Keeping in mind the importance of your brand for a unified message, our trademark white label solution facilitates a custom rebranding of the entire platform to take on your existing university brand, ensuring a seamlessly cohesive user experience.

This is the humble beginning of our proprietary UNIVISER platform.

Ismail Sadurdeen

1 Fox, S. (n.d.). Global Buddies Feedback Report – November 2017 (1st ed., Vol. 1, Ser. 1, pp. 1-19, Issue brief). University of Nottingham.