What is Brubot (w/t)?
I’m currently working with my university, Brunel University London, on a student engagement project I devised with the working title of Brubot. A Messenger chat bot developed using the development platform Chatfuel, Brubot aims to consolidate every service a student will need during their time at Brunel.
Using an integration through a custom-made API to the University’s data held on SITS, the bot can also engage in two-way, targeted conversation with students based on their course, their College, their age, their location, and more.
What services does Brubot currently include?
The initial services that I’ve on-boarded to the bot ready for launch are:
- Accommodation Services / Estates
- Taught Programme Offices
- Academic Support
- Disability and Dyslexia Service
- Student Welfare
- Brunel Medical Centre
I’m looking forward to, once the cogs are fully rolling, introducing the world to a project I’ve really put a lot of effort into.
I’m planning on selling projects like this to other Higher Education institutions – if that interests you, get in touch.
How is the project funded?
Brunel, through the Student Change Maker programme lead by Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Bill Leahy, are funding this project fully. I maintain ownership and am licensing it to them for free for 99 years.