the UX map looks great! A lot of ideas are already in it and as you see so many other guys are coming up with new one. Awesome! But as a student with a job as well I see your trouble with answering and concerning all the posts and ideas. We should make sure that we gather and cluster all recommendation so that nothing gets lost. Furthermore, I reckon it would be helpful to think these recommendations through and look how they fit into the concept. As Priyanka mentioned we should get some structure in it to make it easier for us to work on the project.
Hey Leah, great idea and thanks for sharing! It's now 5 years ago since I was in first year but I can approve that there is a need for an implementation of your idea. Currently I am studying in Sydney for one semester and I have to admit that I was crushed by the costs of living and socializing in this city. Accordingly you could also think about supporting international exchange students. Maybe former exchange students decided to move to this city so that they could function as alumni as well. Again, I really like your idea and see the need in such a support.
Hey Kristiaan, thanks your for your reply. I like the idea of starting with these kind of people. As a student who is almost done with his studies I can just agree that such a tool would help me! I guess thats a good target group.
I am glad that you like the idea of having a financial skills page and I see your concerns about the peer to peer aspect but I see also a lot of benefits deriving from this approach. Anyway, bringing in professional advisers would also mean costs. Maybe in the beginning of the project one could start with the peer to peer approach with the intention to later switch to professional advisers. For me as a student it wouldn't be so important to get informations about insurance from a professional adviser. As long as the provided information is relevant, recent and easy to understand I don't care who gives me this information.