Create Your Society 09 September 2020

Society® app success in 117 Universities for Freshers Week

There are now 117 Universities signed up to the free Society® app as student unions, clubs and societies prepare both social distanced and virtual events for Freshers Week in order to offer first year students the highly anticipated freshers experience.

The Society® app made its debut at King’s College London when the then President of KCL Dental Society decided to revolutionize the way that its society was run. Several months later, Society® is now the leading university app in over 117 universities. Clubs and societies from Cambridge, Oxford, LSE, Edinburgh, Queen Mary, Aston, Royal Holloway, Leicester, Leeds, Liverpool, Cardiff and Bristol, just to name a few, are all registered on the app. The app is free for students to enjoy a free branded app experience for their university or college club, group or organization.

Matthew Billington
Matthew Billington, Co-Founder of Society App

The 22 year old Co-Founder of the Society app Matthew Billington recalls: “When I entered my 4th year as a dental student at King’s College London, I soon discovered that being elected President of the KCL Dental Society came with its fair share of problems. After engaging with Presidents from other dental schools I soon discovered that nearly every new President of a university society is in the same boat, re-creating the wheel, each and every year.”

He originally came up with the idea of an app to have a profound and positive impact on committees and society members. Helping committees to save time through automating event management, certificates, ticketing/e- tickets for events, whilst having the committee displayed and available for all members to directly contact through the chat. A great way to interconnect all the societies in a university.

Matthew explains, “As years go by, we are finding Facebook is becoming increasingly outdated, seeing a progressive decline in engagement with university students. Society® is a fresh new app available for all of us to use, evolving new levels of engagement.”

With popular event booking platforms such as Eventbrite and Fatsoma, having high transaction fees, Matthew also wanted to create a platform with the lowest possible ticket transaction fees for students, whilst remaining free for free events.

Matthew continues, “We now have a university society platform which allows everyone to engage in multiple societies and events are all in one place. No more lost links on WhatsApp chat groups!”

That’s why Matthew decided to create a free, all-in-one app, to increase engagement and productivity for all Presidents and Committees of student societies. The idea: to save time for committees while connecting students on a whole new level. His vision is to automate, digitize and revolutionize university societies and college clubs, groups and organizations.


Notes for Press:

Co-Founder Matthew Billington is available for interviews and public speaking.

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