Smartphone applications that will make your university life easier!
By Yang Liu, MBA Student at UCLan Cyprus
In the Internet era, various applications in smartphones have greatly enriched and facilitated our lives. Regardless of whether you are a newcomer or an old friend of UCLan Cyprus, the following applications can make your life easier.
Refuse to be lazy, refuse to procrastinate and download the following apps now for free!
Online food ordering has developed rapidly mainly because of the pandemic. There are numerous apps where you can choose from, but I believe Foody is the one offering the most choices (around 800 shops including restaurants, coffee shops or even supermarkets)! Foody is currently the application with the highest utilisation rate in Cyprus, with a wide variety of products and large discounts. Finish your class, order your favourite food via Foody and bon appetit!
Due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic, UCLan Cyprus offers blended learning (combination of conventional & online learning), so Microsoft Teams is an essential learning application for every student. It offers chat, video conferencing at the touch of a button and calls. You can easily find, share and edit files in real time with world’s most known applications such as word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Grammarly is an online application for grammar correction and sentence wording and proofreading. Compared to the simpler spelling errors of Word, Grammarly can support more advanced features, since it’s capable of checking the spelling of words, punctuation, grammatical errors, adjust the tone and providing style suggestions. This application will allow your readers better understand your message while it helps you eliminate errors and enhances your vocabulary which allows you to express yourself properly. With Grammarly, everyone can be a great writer!
We all know Blackboard! But why not downloading it on your phone as well? It helps you stay informed, up-to-date and connected! You can quickly view updates to your courses and content, take assignments & tests, view marks of your courses and assignments! Also, do not forget to activate the reminder function and stay up to date at all times. For example, when the tutor announces a grade you will receive a notification.
If you do not have a car in Cyprus, then the bus is the most important means of transportation. “Pame” provides passengers with real-time information on buses and arrival information at each bus stop. UCLan Cyprus that use the bus, can download the app for free and browse bus maps, access route information, route maps and other information.