For admission offices in universities, who are looking to automate their annual Clearing during the
Covid-19 lockdown, UNITEC’s task-oriented, emotionally intelligent chatbot provides a cheaper,
technology-friendly, dynamic communication platform.
With the UNITEC chatbot, universities can automate their Clearing process and efficiently manage their
admission resources. The bot can better attract tech-savvy, text-preferring applicants by providing a
prompt and extended customer service.
UNITEC was founded at the University of Brighton in 2019 after a first-hand experience of working in
Clearing. We have worked in close collaborations with the University of Brighton to understand the
problems faced by the admission department during Clearing. We have derived our project boundaries based
on the department’s system requirements.
This experience has helped us refine our mission and product objectives. We understand the importance of
data security and protection. We are working currently to secure commercially sensitive information,
handle Clearing traffic and provide reliable backups in high traffic events. We have re-defined our
priorities to build an easy-to-deploy system that would require minimum intervention from the university
Additionally, we have incorporated the feedback received from the University of Brighton students. Our
findings have led us to work on a fault tolerant, emotionally intelligent bot. Market-leading
conversational Artificial Intelligence tools are used to design a student-focused bot.
UNITEC secured early-stage funding from the Santander Universities Ideas Competition on December 2019.
Winning the competition helped secure early stage seed investments from angel investors.
The Santander Universities have extended their support by shortlisting UNITEC for its annual Emerging
Entrepreneurs program. We are thrilled to receive this accelerator-approach mentorship opportunity.
Follow us on our LinkedIn and Instagram to learn more about our journey with the 2020 Santander Emerging
UNITEC is committed to delivering a minimum viable customised product within a short time frame to the
UK universities’ admission departments as response to the Covid-19 lockdown. Contact us for further
Dr. Darren Boyd-Annells
Syeed Anwar Ansari
HR and Marketing
Business and Finance Intern
Legal Finance Intern
Web Development Intern
Backend Developement Intern
We have deduced from our survey that young students prefer Clearing be done over text messaging to phone
calls. We have used the survey to better understand the student needs. If you are a prospective
applicant or an admission staff, please take a few minutes to help us better understand your needs. Take
the following surveys!
Alternatively, you can contact us to discuss your individualized organizational needs.