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Students launch revolutionary study platform to help beat revision stress

Two medical students from the University of Leeds have launched a ground-breaking study platform, using techniques scientifically proven to increase memory retention by up to 80%.


Synap is a new tailor-made study aid that aims to reduce exam stress and anxiety. The unique learning platform uses artificial intelligence algorithms to enhance the way students and professionals learn so that binge revision for end of term exams becomes a thing of the past.  


James Gupta, a final year medical student at Leeds University and Co-Founder of Synap, created the platform as an alternative to traditional revision methods when he and his friends were looking for new ways in which he could improve his own learning practice.


Gupta says, “Traditional methods such as re-reading a textbook lead to a temporary, unreliable kind of knowledge that is difficult to apply in exams or in real world situations. Synap will transform the way we learn and provide students with a much more effective solution to last minute cramming.”


Co- Founder of Synap, Omair Vaiyani, continues, “James and I knew there had to be a better way to study and we started to explore different learning techniques such as Active Elaboration, Interleaved Practice and Spaced Repetition with psychology and artificial intelligence to identify user strengths and weaknesses. When all these techniques are combined, you have Synap, which is a truly personalised study partner for students – almost like having a private tutor in your pocket!”


Oxford University Press are teaming up with Synap to channel exclusive and wide-ranging study material to users. 


Synap (formerly known as MyCQs) was founded in October 2015. With a full year of trialling the platform amongst by 80,000 students, the app is officially launching across the UK this autumn.


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