Enlitened app to close
Posted on behalf of: University of Sussex
Last updated: Wednesday, 5 August 2020
The Student Room Group has taken the decision to close the Enlitened app at the end of this month due to the current uncertain climate.
Enlitened was developed to help students get the most out of university and to support institutions to continuously improve student engagement, community and connectedness, and wellbeing.
Sussex was one of three universities to pilot the app from early 2019, which encouraged students to answer weekly questions and access tailored content. Users could submit ideas to improve the student experience and support other students’ suggestions. Insights from the app fed back to the University and Students’ Union. Students could also earn coins to redeem for rewards on campus and online.
Staff with access to the dashboard will continue to have it until 27 August, and as of that date the app will no longer be available. Students can continue using the app and redeeming points until 26 August.
There are many other ways for students to share their views and experiences, including through Student Reps, Student Connectors, surveys and conversations with staff and the Students’ Union.
Jayne Aldridge, Director for the Student Experience, said: “Our involvement in Enlitened over the past 18 months has helped us to better understand and respond to student needs and priorities in real time.
“While this is disappointing news, what is very clear is that the University remains committed to listening, responding to, and supporting our student body.
“Going into the new academic year, Student Experience teams will be reflecting on learnings from the pilot. Working with colleagues in the wider University, Students’ Union and students, we will continue exploring effective ways to listen to and act on the student voice.
“I’d like to thank all of the students and staff who have engaged so enthusiastically with the Enlitened project.”
If you have any questions about the closure of Enlitened, please email the project team on firstname.lastname@example.org.