UCL Mathematical & Physical Sciences


Showcase of a UCL Start-Up from an UCL Maths Alumnus & Founder of ZNotes - Zubair Junjunia

08 March 2023, 2:00 pm–3:00 pm

Enterprise & Innovation Seminar

We welcome Zubair Junjunia, Founder of ZNotes and UCL Mathematics Alumnus as our guest speaker for this MAPS IE Seminar: Showcase of a UCL Start-Up ZNotes

This event is free.

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Ethne James-Souch (on behalf of MAPS Vice-Dean IE Prof Nguyen TK Thanh)


Room 500 LT Maths
25 Gordon Street

ZNotes is revolutionising how students learn together with student-build content and a global community of students engaging in peer-to-peer learning and support. The platform enables students to maximize their potential with unlimited free access to the highest-quality educational content - all built for students, by students.

Through word of mouth, ZNotes received 28+ million website hits, reached 4+ million unique visitors, 200k+ registered users, and a Discord community of over 16k members. ZNotes began with a single student's revision notes and efforts to run the website, to now having 100+ student contributors and a team of 40 volunteers who support the organisation's day to day activities. 

Hear from the Founder, Zubair Junjunia about his story: from the initial idea to create ZNotes in 2014; to being accepted on the UCL Enterprise Launch Programme (now called "Build your own business 3: Launch your business") for assistance in evolving ZNotes into a start-up. Zubair will discuss how he continued to run ZNotes whilst completing his Mathematics Master's degree; by drawing attention to the benefits of this venture, and any challenges he faced along the way. 

Please have your questions ready for Zubair.

In-person Room 500 LT Maths, 25 Gordon Street, WC1H 0AY.

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More on the Speaker: Zubair Junjunia, Founder of ZNotes and UCL Mathematics Alumnus

Zubair Junjunia Founder of ZNotes

Zubair is an educational activist, social entrepreneur, and founder of ZNotes - a global student movement he start at 16 years old, and today, has recached over 3.8 million students from all over the world. Zubair started his Master's degree in Mathematics in 2016, graduating in 2020 with First Class Honours. During this time, he was continuing to run ZNotes. 

He is the recipient of the Diana Legacy Award - the "highest accolade a young person can receive for their social and humanitarian efforts". Zubair is the National Youth Leader for the UK at the Global Partnership of Education, advisory board member of DEFI at Cambridge University and the EY Foundation as well as a One Young World ambassador. A SDG advocate, he has been published and spoken internationally including at the 74th UN General Assembly, ITU Regional Innovation Forum and TEDx. 

Zubair was the first-ever youth moderator at the UN ECOSOC Youth Forum and has deliverd workshops on social entrepreneurship at universities including King's College London and the University of Cambridge.

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