Good afternoon to all our readers, followers and marketplace users. We hope you're all keeping well and staying safe during these difficult times.
With the current uncertainty surrounding the resumption of teaching at HE institutions in the UK, a number of universities are moving towards distance learning for the next semester. Other unis have already committed to delivering the entire 2020/21 academic year online. With this in mind, the chances of Fresher's Fairs running at full capacity (if at all), are pretty slim.
Saving Freshers' 2020
It's no secret that Fresher's Fairs are notoriously busy and chaotic events; with dozens of societies, clubs and promoters eager to impress on the biggest day on the Students' Union calendar. Sadly, running such events is just not compatible with the current social distancing guidelines.
Fear not, however, as the team at HQ have come up with a plan to make sure students starting uni in September wont miss out on the deals, discounts and freebies they have come to expect from their Freshers' Fair.
The team have spent the last month putting together a free Digital Welcome Pack for all students in the UK...
So, what's inside?
After weeks of shortlisting and contacting different brands popular with students, we settled on 30x deals, discounts and freebies to distribute. Students will be able enjoy a free six month trial of Amazon Prime as well as tasty discount on their takeaways when using UberEats.
Those who sign up to the Welcome Pack will also receive a discount code for their first trip with Ola cabs in addition to 27x other goodies that'll be revealed throughout the summer.
How do I claim my pack?
All you need to do is head to yourfreshers.co.uk and add your name, uni, year of study and email address. Not got your uni email account yet? No problem, you can use any personal email to sign up.
Packs will be sent out via email on the 20th August 2020.
Can't wait that long?
If you refer a friend, you will get early access to the Welcome Pack and the chance to win a £50 Paperclip voucher valid on all of our marketplaces.
Refer 3 to be entered our £200 uni essentials competition or 10 to be in with the chance of winning £500 in cold, hard cash.
That's not all, join the 'Paperclip 100 club' with 100 referrals and we will send you a £25 Amazon voucher to spend on anything you want!
Last week, we gave our friends at the Bee Money Savvy a sneak peak of the new pack. You can check out their Guide to Freshers' here. We will be dropping hints as to what deals to expect in the Welcome Pack over the next few months, so stay tuned for more...
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