Since 1991 we have been communicating with students in a way that engages, excites and informs them. We are as good at communicating with adult audiences, albeit in a different tone and with a different message. We welcome opportunities to share the UniSmart story and to talk about our experience in making a positive difference to young adults starting their university studies. The location, campus, and culture may be different, but the issues are the same.
For information, comment or engagement, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are happy to participate in forums that address student welfare and to comment on factors that influence and impact positive student outcomes.
Trudi Urwin and John Davey, Entrepreneurs
Living and working together can place stress on some couples. For this team the partnership is a formidable force for good...
John Davey - North and South
John Davey, talented performer, juggler, motivator, Amazing Mr Moon, Penny Farthing rider and racer and so much more talks candidly about juggling balls, life and career aspirations....
Q & A with Say Something! Christchurch Author
Author Trudi Urlwin shares insights on what inspires her and motivates her to write....
Outrageous Way to Communicate
Trudi Urlwin and John Davey, co-founders and co-directors of UniSmart know just how to engage with young audiences...
The Right Introduction
Welcoming students to life on campus can take many forms. One company offers a novel solution to making sure the welcome creates a positive and lasting first impression for new students...
Tips on how to survive University
Surviving life in the university jungle can be challenging for many new students. UniSmart offers tips on how to thrive....
“Incredibly dynamic and entertaining lecture - I actually had so much fun.”
| Student | University of Manchester
"I was deeply impressed by the performance which managed to be hilarious and very entertaining, plus effectively getting across hard to deliver but important messages. I feel confident that the messages about looking after yourself and getting help will remain in the minds of all who attended. The vehicle was perfect for our bright, young, cosmopolitan undergraduate community."
Rob Warren | Senior Assistant Director of Student Services | University of St Andrews
"UniSmart is now seen as an essential part of our induction programmes.”
Kirsty Dorward | Head of Student Experience Projects | University of Wolverhampton
“Presentation was delivered in an interesting way and did not shy away from different subjects.”
| Student | University of Exeter
"UniSmart helped reinforce existing knowledge and made me feel like part of the uni."
| Student | University of Manchester, School of Materials
Student behaviour is not all bad
Contrary to many myths and media information that implies many students are creating mayhem and making poor decisions, the reality is quite different. Fear of failing exams is their number one concern. Let us shed light on what else concerns, motivates and impresses students .