Freshers' or Welcome Week merchandise and branded giveaways open up a huge window of opportunities for universities, student unions and corporate brands who want to engage with students!  


Each year in the UK, around hundreds of thousands of students begin their university journey, and 2022 is looking to be a huge year for new university starters! 

One of the main attractions to the thousands of students who will soon be flocking to attend Freshers' Fairs (or Welcome Week) throughout the UK are the useful giveaways they'll receive and use everyday. 

Whether you're a university or student union looking to engage with freshers', or a corporate brand looking to build relationships and encourage students to use your products/services, our range of useful, branded merchandise are paramount to creating a lasting impression on students.

Sustainable Merchandise

We are pleased to be able to provide promotional merchandise made from a variety of materials, all of which are recycled or sustainably sourced. We can provide a range of colourful and creative promotional items, including products made from bamboo, recycled tyres and leather, as well as biodegradable and fairtrade products. These innovative and quirky products are a superb way of promoting your brand whilst highlighting your commitment to CSR.

 Custom Printed Bags

The 2018 Promotional Industry Market Report revealed that branded bags were the #1 bestselling range for three years straight! A wide range of printed and custom branded bags create a cost effective freshers' merchandise ideas for marketing to students of all ages.

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 Personalised Student Clothing

For their first couple of weeks at university, students are experiencing a new beginning, making new friends and building on their identity. Branded clothing helps build the community spirit and reinforces a personable sense of belonging. So, whether you're promoting your student union, university or corporate brand, clothing is a great way of ensuring freshers feel included.

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 Promotional Confectionery

If there's something students love more than a giveaway, it's an edible giveaway. Items such as branded sweets and chocolate are tasty additions to any freshers' goody bag and appeals to both their hearts and stomachs! Although it's more than likely that promotional confectionery items will be demolished in the same day, these products are a great way of making a SWEET first impression...

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Branded Reusable Drinkware

Reusable drinkware is a hot topic right now due to the range's eco-friendliness and the ability to be used time and time again - plus it's a universal bestseller for the education sector. Branded water bottles and other reusable drinkware are a cost effective freshers giveaway idea that can save students money and help contribute towards preventing plastic pollution, as well as ensuring that your logo is on display during lectures, flat parties, on-campus, at the gym and so on...

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 Promotional Smartphone Gadgets

Students, who's demographic is now the typical millennial, are addicted to their smartphones. There's no better way to create a lasting impression than providing branded smartphone accessories as an incentive to sign up to your mailing list or enter a competition at a Freshers' Fair. Smartphone accessories branded with your logo don't have to use up all your budget either; we have a range of low cost, high quality mobile phone accessories which are guaranteed to catch the eye of every student.

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Printed Paper Products

Organisation is key for university life! Our range of low cost promotional paper products can be custom printed with your logo or design of your choice to create useful tools to help students keep organised throughout their studies. From branded notebooks to sticky notes for important reminders, and memo tabs for marking key passages in books, your brand will create a lasting impression on students throughout their studies. 


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 Branded Phone Stands

Branded phone stands are another must have range of mobile phone accessories. With more and more people streaming videos off apps on their phone, such as Youtube and Netflix, promotional phone stands are paramount to prop devices up for easy viewing especially when students are in the library or socialising. These practical promotional products are a cost-effective way to promote your brand or services to students and will be used regularly. 

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 Promotional Wristbands

 Branded wristbands are a low cost way of organising things on days such as open days or promoting an offer at a night club. A great way of ensuring that students keep your promotional wristband on is by asking them to present it in order to redeem a discount at a venue, or as their entry pass to an exclusive event. 

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