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Dr. James Gupta representing revision app Synap at Northern Stars 2017

Synap Wins ‘Northern Stars’ Award!


A great evening for Synap last night as we won the Northern Stars regional heat in front of a packed out audience of over 170 people in Leeds. Over 100 companies applied for the competitive award, with 10 companies competing with a strict time limit of 3 minutes followed by intense questioning from expert judges.

The 10 startups pitching at Northern Stars Leeds

There were some great pitches from a range of Leeds-based startups including Tutora, Kwizzbit and Hark, highlighting the growing pace of tech development within the north of England. As Ed Prior, one of the judges from GP Bullhound, mentioned last night, if the North was a country by itself, it would be the 5th biggest user of tech within Europe.

Synap will now compete against 20 companies at the Northern Stars grand final in November, with the winners representing the North of England at TechCrunch Disrupt in Berlin.


Samantha Deakin, one of the judges from Campus Capital, was impressed with how far Synap have come within the last year alone. Both co-owners of Synap, James and Omair, have managed to capture 20% of the UK medical market whilst juggling with their own exams in the final year of medical school. Now fully qualified doctors, James and Omair are currently focusing full-time on Synap to help the next generation of medical students and doctors pass their exams.

Last night’s win is a great way to kick off the new academic year, and hopefully represents the first of many awards to come! As a company, we have continued to grow through securing content from leading experts and top tier educational publishers, Oxford University Press, acquiring over 3,000 multiple-choice questions from 7 of the world-renowned Clinical Handbooks.

A big thank you to TechNorth for organising the event, and we’d encourage you to check out the other startups who presented too!

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MRCP MCQs now available on Synap

MCQs for Medical Board Exams (MRCP MCQs, FRCA, MRCS & more) now available on Synap!

If you’re a junior doctor preparing for board exams such as the MRCA, MRCS or FRCA, then we’ve got some good news for you! In conjunction with our content partners at Oxford University Press, we’re pleased to announce that today we’re releasing over 10,000 premium MCQs for medical board exams – all written and peer-reviewed by experts at OUP.

As you’d expect, subscribing to any of these packages also brings the full benefits of Synap’s cutting edge revision platform such as Spaced Repetition, detailed and personalised feedback, the ability to compare results with your friends – and of course our brand new mobile app!

The full list of courses available is shown below:

Each question has been peer reviewed by experts in the field and designed to match the board curriculum. Questions also come with detailed feedback for each answer, so you can understand and learn from your mistakes.

MRCP, MRCS & FRCA MCQs available on the Synap Store

To top it all off, we’re offering a 20% discount on ALL products for January – simply use the promo code NEWYEAR when checking out!

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Synap Store offers premium MCQs with Oxford University Press

Announcing the Synap Store, with MCQs from Oxford University Press!

Today we are proud to announce the latest addition to Synap, the world’s most powerful educational website. The Synap Store is a brand new area of the site, that connects students and teachers with professionally written Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) tests from top education publishers.

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