University of Bath School of Management University of Bath School of Management

Management students launch Interrail Planner website

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Jack MacHugh and Jack Cowell

Two of our undergraduates have launched a free website, Interrail Planner, to help Interrail travellers.

Jack MacHugh (BSc International Management and German) and Jack Cowell (BSc Business Administration) were inspired by their own Interrail planning experience.

Interrail passes offer up to one month of unlimited travel across participating European countries. However, identifying the best routes and making the necessary reservations is time-consuming and complicated.

Interrail Planner makes the process clearer, easier and faster. The site provides users with an interactive calendar and map to make seat reservations and book accommodation. This enables them to build custom itineraries with all key information in one place.

Over 450 people have signed up to Interrail Planner since its launch in February.

Jack Cowell said:

It feels great to have created something that people are actually using and finding helpful. The response so far has been amazing.

The pair received funding from Alumni in the Enterprise@Bath network after entering the University's Dragons Den competition external website in 2014.

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The School of Management is one of the UK's leading business schools. Currently ranked 1st for Student Experience (Times Higher Education 2015) and 1st for Business Studies (The Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2016), we are a leading centre for management research - placed 8th in the UK in the latest REF2014.

We are one of a select number of international business schools accredited by EQUIS, the European Foundation for Management Development's quality inspectorate and the Bath MBA has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) since 1976.

The centrality of research to teaching is an essential feature of all our programmes. The School offers a full range of programmes from undergraduate to postgraduate up to PhD level and post-experience programmes including the world-ranked Bath MBA. The School also provides tailored executive development programmes for middle and senior management.

The School of Management has a faculty of over 100 teaching and research staff, including visiting academics, with a professional support team of around 90 managerial and administrative staff. Research income averages £2 million per annum. There are approximately 2,400 students in total comprising some 150 MBA students, over 500 Master’s students, 250 full- and part-time research students, and over 1500 undergraduates following BSc degrees.