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February 20, 2020 - No Comments!

Refreshers’ 2020 and beyond…

Team Paperclip has just returned from an extended tour across the UK, hitting up Refreshers' events from Sheffield to Surrey...

Last month we begun our journey, starting (as always) at Brunel University. This was the first stop on a thirty day adventure, onboarding students from over a dozen HE institutions onto their official campus marketplace.

After a hitting up Brunel, the team headed south to Exeter, where we made a huge splash at The Students' Guild Refreshers'. With a whole week of events for freshers to participate in, the team were able to engage with first year students, field questions about the new ExeChange marketplace and shower our new users with free goodies.

It wasn't just free sweets and choc' on offer this year. Users across all of our partner universities were taking advantage of a whole new set of exclusive deals and discounts. Students of all years were enjoying 50% off a National Express Coachcard, a huge discount off Domino's pizza as well as a free tastecard!

Our new Brand Ambassadors Rob & Elaine at Surrey Refreshers' Fair

The start of the Spring term also gave us an opportunity to 'officially' launch both the Westminster and the LSE campus marketplaces. With both platforms connected to the other London universities we serve, students had hundreds of items ready to choose from and thousands of users ready to connect with from the minute they signed up.

After a couple of trips to the south coast promoting the Southampton and Solent marketplaces, we headed up to Yorkshire for our marquee event; Sheffield SU Refresher's event. With almost 5,000 students in attendance, the team went all out with on-the-day promotions, giveaways and sign-up rewards.

CMO Laurence with SBAs Molly & Alex at Sheffield SU

We concluded our Refresher's tour last Friday at the University of Surrey. Though the campus is one of the smallest we serve, we still managed to onboard a host of new users to and received some great feedback from students who were already making huge savings on their university essentials.

There wasn't anytime time to put our feet up as on Monday we were back on the road for our soft-launch of the new Warwick marketplace. Yet again the team came strapped with a huge bundle of free treats for students as we launched our campaign to integrate the new platform into daily student life.

More to come...

This term we will be adding a whole new set of universities to our roster. At the time of publish, the Paperclip team are looking to launch another six universities before the Easter break! Not only this, but we will be adding even more exclusive student deals and discounts to our campus marketplaces.

Does your university need a campus marketplace? Vote for yours here and each month we will launch the top three most requested.

Published by: Paperclip HQ in News