A group of students from the University have recently developed a new social network community titled Student Nosh which is encouraging students from all over the country to submit their photos and recipes of meals they cook up for themselves during the week. From decorative cakes and homemade profiteroles to full roast dinners with all the trimmings, the page has become a conduit for sharing and discussing meals that are ideal for comfort food, post-workout nourishment and quick fixes before lectures.
The community is the brainchild of five management students in their final year, and having already attracted attention from students from Southampton to Nottingham, it seems that the group who want users to ‘#tweetwhatyoueat‘ has succeeded in encouraging students to find their inner Gordon Ramsay and take to the kitchen.
Tom Jourdan, co-founder of the new online community, told the Wessex Scene, “every day you’ll see that a friend on a social network has uploaded a photo of a meal that they’ve made and are proud of. It occurred to us that there wasn’t a centralised community online where people can show off their creations to other students, as well as get ideas for meals on a budget or for a post-gym session, and that’s how Student Nosh was born.”
Be honest, who doesn’t want to show off a really good meal they’ve made?Tom JourdanCo-founder of 'Student Nosh'
“The content is exclusively driven by user contribution, and so far we have had some amazing uploads and discussions from students at the University here and from elsewhere in the country because it’s so accessible to students everywhere.” Tom also hinted at the potential of a Student Nosh website should the community really take off, suggesting live (possibly naked) cook-offs uploaded through their social media platforms, and potentially hosting Q&A evenings with a professional chef, as well as a host of other features.
From trademark recipes to one-offs that you’ve pulled off in style Student Nosh is certainly ‘cooking up a social storm’ amongst students.