About UniSmart

UniSmart is a unique, social enterprise company that successfully manages the fine balance of providing information to first year students in a way that is engaging and memorable.

UniSmart™ is a unique, live presentation that informs and engages first year tertiary students. Designed specifically to educate and empower new students, UniSmart is quite simply the best induction programme available. Its tailored approach focusses on developing self-supporting communities for academic and social success. Students who have experienced UniSmart, function better, are more confident and are better prepared to manage the transition from high school to higher education.

Starting university can be daunting for many new students. Whilst every university has support networks in place to assist new students, conveying this information in a memorable way can be difficult.

UniSmart is a polished presentation, delivered in a youth digestible tone that touches on the topical, inevitable and sometimes awkward situations, that often occur when starting out at university.  Key messages are delivered in a way that is engaging, surprising and attention grabbing.  UniSmart is high impact, energetic and memorable.

UniSmart will transform your induction into an ‘Awesome’ rating. View the evidence.

Topics like safe sex, diversity, drugs and alcohol are just the beginning.  We also talk about shyness, making new friends, study habits and self-management in honest  and entertaining ways.  The presentation lifts the lid on many of the pressure situations that students face.  A world class, talented performer provides punchy, effective information on how to deal with the thorny challenges of student life.  The R16 presentation is targeted to young undergraduates and is highly relevant to, and appreciated by, international students as well as domestic students living at, or away from, home.

UniSmart, a social enterprise company, has achieved outstanding reviews since it burst onto the academic scene in 1999.

Are your students part of this global phenomenon?

To date, UniSmart has reached - and positively influenced - nearly 1,000,000 first year students in the UK, Spain, Australia, NZ, USA and Canada.

   New Zealand

  • ARA Institute of New Zealand
  • Auckland University of Technology (AUT)
  • University of Auckland
  • University of Canterbury
  • Lincoln University
  • Massey University
  • Unitec
  • University of Otago
  • University of Waikato
  • Victoria University of Wellington
  • Wellington Institute of Tecnology (WINTEC)


  • Australian National University (ANU)
  • University of Ballarat
  • Deakin University
  • Federation University
  • Flinders University
  • Griffith University
  • James Cook University (JCU)
  • La Trobe University Bendigo
  • La Trobe University Bundoora
  • University of Melbourne
  • Monash University
  • University of South Australia (UNISA)
  • University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)
  • University of Wollongong



  • University of Delaware
  • Rutgers University


  • University of Toronto

   United Kingdom

  • Bath Spa University
  • University of Bath
  • Birmingham City University
  • University of Bradford
  • University of Bristol
  • Bolton University
  • Canterbury Christ Church University
  • University of Central Lancashire (UCLAN)
  • University of Chichester
  • City, University of London
  • Coventry University
  • Dartington College of Arts
  • Exeter University
  • University of Greenwich
  • Glasgow Caledonian University, Scotland
  • Keele University
  • University of Kent
  • Lancaster University
  • London South Bank University
  • Loughborough University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU)
  • University of Manchester
  • Newcastle University
  • Oxford Brookes University
  • University of Plymouth
  • University of Portsmouth
  • Royal Holloway University of London (RHUL)
  • University of Sheffield
  • University of St Andrews, Scotland
  • Staffordshire University
  • University of Sheffield
  • Sheffield-Hallam University
  • University of Sunderland
  • University of Surrey
  • University of St. Mark & St. John (MARJON)
  • St. Mary’s University College
  • University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
  • University of Teesside
  • University of West of England (UWE)
  • University of Winchester – UK
  • University of WolverhamptonUniversity of Wales in Cardiff (UWIC)

The UniSmart mission is to be the best in the world at communicating useful and inspiring information to young people entering higher education. But actions speak louder than words, so please watch a snippet of the presentation and experience the energy, enthusiasm, and expertise that defines UniSmart….