My name is Jan and I'm the Digital Marketing Manager for IGGY. I spotted this comment thread (sorry for the delay!) and just wanted to fill everyone in on what we're about and why someone might want to join IGGY.
IGGY re-launched with a new website full of fantastic resources and social features in October 2012 - so even if you were aware of IGGY before that date you might want to take a look at our website
IGGY is a social network created by the University of Warwick in the UK to help gifted young people aged 13-18 realise their full potential. It gives members access to educational resources and encourages them to work with top academics, student mentors and other gifted young people around the world to exchange ideas, debate, learn and explore in a safe environment. We currently provide resources and challenges in Maths, Sciences, Creative Writing, History and Politics, and Life Skills (including a Careers Hub with over 100 videos) and we have a very active debates section where our members can contribute to an existing or they can start their own. Examples of challenges and projects you can participate in as an IGGY Member include the Junior Commission
which involves 10 Members collaborating online and undertaking study visits overseas and Mensa Logic challenges designed to improve logic and reasoning skills. We're also working with an arctic explorer, a professor in creative writing and numerous other partners to provide members with fun, stimulating activities.
We have over 1000 Members now from all across the world and feedback from our community suggests that they are finding the site hugely beneficial both from a social and intellectual point of view. Over the last six months, Members and our team of student mentors have been helping each other out with homework, discussing options for their future and generally making the most of the global community available to them through IGGY.
I'd be really happy to provide you with more information and perhaps let you see IGGY in action - please contact us
with us via our website and we will follow up with you.
We hope to welcome you to the IGGY Community soon!