Students to Lead First Data-Driven Discussion on Brexit


University of Wales Trinity Saint David is delighted to announce a new collaboration with Qutee, a data driven online comments and discussion platform.


The collaboration between Qutee and Swansea Business campus will launch the first data driven discussion around Brexit, giving students the opportunity to be part of a structured debate to find out what people really think.

Roger Maidment, Dean of Faculty of Business and Management said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for our students to engage with and be part of an online discussion forum, with a qualitative search engine that allows us to focus on particular aspects of a debate. A debate that will start here at Swansea Business School and hopefully expand nationally and internationally.

“It will allow us to drill down and explore in detail a number of areas related to Brexit, from issues ranging from feelings of emotional identity or national identity to specific economic questions that are occupying key comments.

“It fits in well with our Not Business as Usual campaign. Our students engage and learn through working with businesses right from day one. Employability is our key focus and we take an applied, employment-based approach to all our programmes. Qutee are a young company and very progressive company. They are a business tech, social media- based company and we are interested in supporting and working with young companies starting out.”

Tim Wilson, CEO and Founder of Qutee, said: 'We're delighted to be announcing this exciting partnership with the University of Wales Trinity Saint David to engage students with the Qutee Brexit Debate, the first ever data-driven discussion around Brexit. 

“Qutee promotes intelligent discussion and data democracy by facilitating high-quality online debate, analysing the comments and showing the world all of the key data. Our goal is collect over 50,000 comments and 200,000 poll results, elevate the debate around Brexit and empower the voice of the people, in particular, the next generation of socially and politically active citizens. 

“The University of Wales Trinity Saint David plays a fantastic role in engaging its students with the real-world issues facing our economy and society, and we're excited to be able to support this work by providing access to Qutee's world-leading data democracy tools and analysis. I'd encourage anyone with an interest in the impact of Brexit to join us in this important national debate on”



Founded in 2015 by CEO Tim Wilson and CTO Flint Barrow, Qutee’s mission is to permanently raise the standard of debate online, for everyone’s benefit. The US/UK start-up’s data-led comments and discussion platform empowers online communities to have deeper and more meaningful conversations. Utilising advanced conversational analytics, Qutee transforms comments and polls into data, powering real-time insights on online discussions for everyone.

Qutee is privately backed and fully owns the intellectual property behind its technology platform. Board advisory members include Elizabeth Linder, who previously launched Facebook India and led Facebook EMEA government relations, and Jim Hodgkins, ex-CEO of the world’s leading psychographic consumer data company VisualDNA



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