Who are we?
Hi there! Welcome to IGGY. You’re probably wondering who we are.
IGGY is a social network designed to help gifted young people between the ages of 13-18 realise their full potential. It gives members access to great educational resources and encourages them to work with top academics and other gifted young people around the world.
IGGY members will pay an annual subscription but there will be free memberships available for disadvantaged students and schools. IGGY is not for profit: we charge a subscription so we can invest in the best content and services for members.
IGGY was created by the University of Warwick in the UK in 2008. Warwick has had a long history of encouraging bright students. It started with NAGTY, a government funded initiative to create resources and events for able students. When government funding stopped, the University decided that continuing to invest in the brightest minds across the world was probably a good idea. The rather catchier sounding IGGY was born.
IGGY ran summer schools and continued to create content to excite gifted students. In 2011 the University decided to make a major investment and create a global online community of gifted young people. And here we are!
Now IGGY is growing - and we’ve gone social.
IGGY members can create their own profiles, make friends and collaborate with other gifted students around the world. They have access to great resources and top academics. They’re helping create a great site for gifted young people to exchange ideas, debate, learn and explore in a safe environment.
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