Our story

Aula is a communication platform for education.

Inspired by the way in which educators and students use communication tools such as WhatsApp and Slack, Aula replaces emails and clunky learning management systems with a single platform designed to encourage interaction and engagement.

We started Aula as students at the University of Oxford. We developed the platform by working closely with educators and other students, conducting 230 pilot classes across 30 institutions that ranged from small workshops at MIT to large physics classes at Imperial College London.

We designed it to be the platform we all wished we had: a shared space that can be used actively in teaching as well as to continue seminar discussions, collaborate on projects, or share a cool article or video.

We launched the institutional version of Aula in September 2017 and are currently working with institutions such as the University of Nottingham, Ravensbourne, the University of Derby, the Royal College of Art, and Sky School, a global high school for refugees.

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Our name

Aula [ΛˆΙ”:la] means β€œthe place people come together”.

That’s exactly what Aula is about: bringing students, staff, and educators together in a digital environment that encourages interaction and collaboration.

A team of curious tornadoes questioning everything but with a bias towards action.

Anders
Co-founder & CEO

Oliver
Co-founder & CTO

Adrian
Co-founder & CPO

Rune
COO

Lise
Head of Communications

Mikkel
Engagement Partner

Guro
Full-stack Engineer

Rachael
Engagement Partner

Lynn
Engagement Partner

Fredrik
Full-stack Engineer

Farhan
Full-stack Engineer

Hiral
Engagement Associate

Brice
Full-stack Engineer

Saif
Engagement Partner

Aaliya
Engagement Associate

Oliver
Engagement Partner

Jeppe
Engagement Associate

Hai
Full-stack Engineer

Paul
Advisor on implementation strategy

Lillian
People Associate

Rose Luckin
Advisor on Learner Centred Design
Professor of Learner Centred Design at University College London

David Matthewmann
Advisor on Educational
Technology Strategy
Former CIO/COO at The Open University

Jan Emmanuel De Neve
Product Advisor
Associate Professor at University of Oxford