Back to School

Children in school uniform


The end of summer is nigh. Where has the time gone, you ask? The days are gradually getting shorter, a cooler breeze is setting in, and the heatwave of 2018 merely seems like a thing of the past. In less than two weeks it will be September, what a frightening thought! So how was your summer break?


Perhaps you’re an anxious parent who’s eagerly waiting for the children to start their new term at school. Maybe you’re anticipating your GCSE results day this coming Thursday and are making plans to study at A-Level or college. You might have just received your A-Level results and will be heading off to university in a few weeks. Congratulations if you are. It’s all very exciting, isn’t it? Whichever category you fall under, Hopewiser has got you covered for the next step in your lives. How, you’re wondering? Consider Proximity your must-have accessory to get you where you need to go.


College students


Proximity is Hopewiser’s free and easy to use app that allows you to find such daily necessities as your nearest transport, educational, and healthcare facilities. Oh, and supermarkets as well! That’s right, what more could you ask for?


Let’s start with the mums and dads, because you’re probably all tearing your hair out trying to sort everything out before your young ones return to school in a matter of weeks. Yes, the countdown has started. Many of you will have had the children’s uniform boxed off when the summer holidays began, seeing as many retailers launch their “Back to School” campaign around that time. It used to drive me insane seeing school uniforms in shops in the middle of July, but as I’ve grown older I can certainly appreciate parents’ desire to be organised. Many supermarkets have their own clothing range, such as Sainsbury’s (Tu), Tesco (F&F), and Asda (George), and if you download Proximity you’ll be able to find which store is closest to your current location to fulfil all your “Back to School” needs. Wouldn’t that make your life that little bit easier?


Finding your nearest supermarkets will also be useful for those university students trying to find their way around a city that isn’t their own. We understand how daunting moving away from home can be, so let us make this period of adjustment as stress-free as possible. If you’re concerned about keeping fit and healthy during university and avoiding that typical student diet like the plague, then you can also find your nearest leisure centres. Perfect!


Next is the all important public transport that is part of many peoples’ everyday lives. Proximity provides you with accurate listings of your nearest transport links, whether that be bus stops, train stations, or even Metrolink stops. On top of that, you’ll also be able to find where the nearest schools, colleges, and universities are in order to plan your route there based on how near or far your educational establishment is situated. This app really is a must for any student using public transport.




From time to time, whether you’re a parent or a student, we all need access to healthcare provisions. Well, should you ever need them you’ll have access to your nearest A&E departments, walk in centres, doctors surgeries, chemists, and also dentists. Better to be safe than sorry, don’t you think?


So whatever the new adventure is that you or your loved ones are embarking upon this September, you don’t have to go it alone. Download your companion, Proximity, from the App Store or Google Play for free today!


People using a smartphone