It’s official: SuSu opts for jisp deals app
The University of Southampton Student Union (SuSu) has announced that jisp will become its new official deals app.
The likes of Jack Wills, Millie’s Cookies, River Island, KFC and Crew Clothing Company, have signed up to the app which gives users access to exclusive promotions, discounts and sales that are personalised and tailored to their specific needs and preferences.
“Since the student union, which is not affiliated to the NUS, does not provide the traditional NUS card we wanted to find a way of ensuring students received the best possible value for their money and to have access to the best possible deals from local retailers and hospitality businesses,” says Pip Doherty of SuSu.
“When we saw what jisp had to offer, we were immediately impressed. We see the app as a great opportunity to reach out and engage more closely with students and give them a little bit of help in meeting the challenges of everyday student life. And with more than 20,000 students currently at the university, the potential reach of the app is huge.”
jisp plans to work with SuSu to create stickers that will be planted on posters, walls and windows across Southampton. When students with the app tap on a sticker all the relevant information for that café, restaurant, shop or entertainment venue will be made instantly available to them.
The venture is also looking to create a facility on the app where people can pre-order and pay for their drinks beforehand and then collect them during their breaks. “In addition to all this, we are currently working with the Union on other initiatives which should also be of great interest to students,” says Julian Fisher, jisp CEO.
“We are looking to provide interactive map information, for example, including details of lecture theatres, rooms plus any events that are going on, to help them navigate their way around campus and get the most out of University life. And we also plan to provide the students with an important information resource around issues like finance and housing.”