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Aug 29, 2014  |  Vote 0    0

Do you live by the river? New website for London students

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The Internet wouldn’t be so pesky if it were all in one place.

This is what the City of London and the leaders of the tens of thousands of students about to descend on it have decided.

They spent the summer working alongside ATMOS Marketing to build a new one-stop-shop website for students, especially those new to London.

YourLondonCalling.ca splits a full courseload of useful information into six categories: settling in, getting around, getting involved, earning money, having fun and a “bucket list of activities” to try while in town.

“Students were telling us there’s a lot of good information out there, but it’s just in too many places,” city bylaw manager Orest Katolyk said at a press conference in Ivey Park Thursday (Aug. 28). “If there’s one website to favourite, this is it.”

Creating the website was a recommendation of the city’s Town and Gown committee. It was a joint project of the city, the Fanshawe College Student Union and the Western University Students’ Council (USC).

Alan Bushell, union vice-president at Fanshawe responsible for residence life and athletics, liked what he saw as students worked with the city administration to create content for the website.

“I have friends who are new to the city who think it’s fantastic.”

Jen Carter, USC vice-president hopes the website will tackle “informational barriers” for students and encourage them to get involved in the community.

“I’m excited to see where the website can take us.”

There’s no word on whether The Clash will be owed any royalties.

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