COLLEGE and university students can now log on to CampusLife, a new online portal which aims to be a one-stop information hub for tertiary students in Malaysia.
The portal, created by N2 Publishing Sdn Bhd, allows both local and foreign students to connect, collaborate and network with one another.
N2 Publishing chief executive officer Mahendran Sivanesan said, “In the course of our work, we realised there wasn’t one place where college and university students could get the latest news, participate in forum discussions, promote their businesses or look for part-time work.
“While almost all colleges and universities have portals, the reach is often limited to their own student bodies. We saw an opportunity to create an independent portal that could connect students from all over the nation.”
The company is riding on its expertise in creating content for college and university students, which means portal users can look forward to the latest news from around the Malaysian campus scene.
Students can also read up on the latest trending topics ranging from entertainment and sports to technology and wellness.
The CampusLife portal, which already had 3,600 users prior to its official launch, will also host forums in a section called Lecture Hall. Here, students pursuing similar areas of study or who have the same interests can create their own “halls” to drive discussions and information-sharing with like-minded students from across the country.
For students in search of part-time or temporary jobs, the portal provides a job-matching service which links students to job vacancies based on their interests and availability.
“Our clients are always looking for part-time promoters for their events and roadshows, so we are already well-placed to provide this job-matching service,” said Mahendran.
“CampusLife will also feature what we call an Online Mall, which will act as a marketplace where students can buy and sell used goods or even promote their small businesses,” he added.
The portal, built using a Content Development Grant from the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), will be promoted via on-ground promotions at various universities and colleges across the country.
In addition, the public can look out for CampusLife’s advertisements in print and in Golden Screen Cinemas nationwide.
“Our immediate goal in the next year is to grow this site to be self-sustaining.
“Once the portal gains traction, we hope to be able to expand our offerings to include an online radio or TV station that speaks directly to the student market. But for now, we are taking it one step at a time,” Mahendran said, adding that on-ground promotions would kick off in the Klang Valley in mid-October.
The portal is located at www.campuslife.com.my and students who wish to enjoy full access must complete an online registration form.