Back in Spring, the Paperclip team began to thinking of ideas to help new and returning students during these incredibly challenging times...
After much discussion, we settled on creating a welcome pack for new and returning students in the absence of traditional fresher's fairs on campus. The plan was to create a digital package which would provide students with everything they need for the first few weeks of uni.
The team first reached out to our Brand Ambassadors on campus and quickly began surveying students to see what products and services they needed most for the start of term. We then began speaking to a number of potential sponsors, from niche online retailers to well known high street brands, to secure as many freebies and student discounts as possible in time for the start of the new year.
Before long we had 30 sponsors on board and we were able to supply students with some fabulous goodies to run alongside competitions and our guides to student living. We then reached out to some of the biggest names in the student blog/vlogosphere to get the word out to students over the summer months...
Fast-forward to fresher's week, and over 100,000 students (and counting) have signed up for a pack!
So, what's inside?
With over 30 different deals on offer, there really is something for everyone. Some of our most popular offers have been free Amazon Prime membership for half a year, free snackboxes from Graze and a free trial Tastecard for three months. We have also seen hundreds of students rush to grab freebies from Gillette, Perlego and access great discounts on student bundles from Wilko. Hundreds more jumped at the chance to make big savings on supplements from MyVitamins, Grenade and more...
We also made it a priority to champion up-and-coming brands and start-ups too. Students have been able to take advantage of sweet discounts on gymwear from Distance & wellbeing products from our neighbours at Kokora.
Not only this but we've added some great content from popular student influencers as well. This runs alongside our own guides to moving in, house sharing etiquette, balancing a budget and staying safe on a night out.
How do I get my hands on one?
Packs are still available and will be 'til the end of term. Just head to the yourfreshers.co.uk site to get instant access today.
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