Student email addresses are changing.
U.K. student portal StudentConnects has confirmed that the platform will soon allow students in the U.A.E. to register and send emails using their current address.
Students will be able send and receive emails using the new address, which has yet to be confirmed by U. S. universities.
“With StudentConnect, we have always worked hard to make it as easy as possible for students to register, manage their email and communicate securely through our new Student Connect portal,” StudentConnect founder and CEO Matthew Fink told Mashable.
“It’s a great opportunity to ensure students and their parents are aware of what’s happening and how to protect themselves.”
Fink said StudentConnect will be a way for U. A.E.’s students to stay in touch with U. K. students, while also letting them check in on their current courses.
“I am incredibly excited to see this in action,” he said.
StudentConnect already allows students in U.Y.C. to log into their email account using their university email address, and has made it easy for students in India and South Africa to sign up for courses with their student email addresses.
Fink also said Student Connect would also allow U. B.A.’s student email service, SCC, to connect students with their school email addresses, and add a “new” link for students who want to sign in to SCC.
“SCC has always worked closely with StudentConnect and is excited to bring student email services to students in other regions as well,” he added.
Student email service providers are still waiting on a formal announcement from U.N. member states on how their systems will handle the new student email protocol, but Fink believes it will eventually become a reality.
“U.A.-Czech Republic and Canada have implemented StudentConnect through SCC for over a year, and have verified StudentConnect is working and working well for their students,” he told Mashably.
“In 2018, we are thrilled to introduce StudentConnect to all of our students.
The next step is to bring StudentConnect across the world, to students across the globe.”
Students and their families should be able check in to their U.U. courses on the StudentConnect website by clicking the new “Student Connect” button on their email inbox.
The new service will be available to U.C.-Dakar students on April 10.