Our mission is to create a world where university students can afford their best lives by redesigning the way we employ. With Stint, students can work anywhere, anytime with anyone.
Our founding team started studying at University College London four years ago, and was immediately taken aback at how expensive our lives were. Forget the £56k of debt (spent mainly on tuition fees and rent) that the average university student usually graduates with - the general cost of living is overwhelming. We heard stories of the extreme efforts students would go to in order to save a few ££’s here and there.
When we looked at society, almost everything we were using was becoming more convenient, yet arguably the service we needed most—the ability to earn money—still remained inaccessible and antiquated. Student employment was begging to be modernised. It was in our final year of university that we decided we were going to create a platform that made earning money as easy as ordering an Uber. Initially, we didn't know in what form our company would take - but we knew our goal. Soon after we got started, we realised that businesses on the high-street also faced a huge problem, and that having the right level of staff at any one point was almost impossible. We decided to build Stint to match university students looking to earn extra money with businesses that needed an extra pair of hands during their busiest hours.
Stint was born as a team of five in June 2018 in the bottom floor of a house that we converted into a makeshift office. We began reaching out to anyone who would listen, and demand grew from there. It’s been a good year - one with lots of ups, downs, mistakes, not much sleep, and lots of lessons on how to improve.
We believe that university students should graduate with diplomas, not debt. The average stint students will be £15,000 richer from doing stints! We are trying to build something that will fundamentally change the university experience for all students to come. If we are ever doing something you feel should be better, then please let us know! Chances are, we’ve been moving too fast to notice.
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