Freshers’ Week Branded Giveaways

For a lesson in brilliant branded giveaways, look no further than our range of promotional products for freshers’ fairs.

Freshers’ fairs are part-and-parcel of the university student experience, with the events typically taking place during the first week of the autumn term. A highly anticipated part of the student year, the typical freshers’ fair is an excellent opportunity for attendants to discover clubs and societies that exist on campus and interact with the businesses exhibiting. 

Planning a presence at a freshers’ fair this year and looking for the perfect promotional items to help get your business in the hands of an active audience? Browse our wide range of freshers-friendly products below and contact our team today for your bespoke quote!

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According to statistics shared by Universities UK, there were 164 higher educations institutions across the UK in the period between 2017-2018, with a total of 2.34 million students studying.

Freshers’ fair freebies are arguably the biggest pull for students to attend the events held on their campus at the start of a new academic year, with the irresistible appeal of ‘free stuff’ proving too good to ignore. In fact, research conducted by BAM found that 67% of students attend freshers’ fairs purely in the pursuit of freebies!

Whilst they don’t match-up for every business, a university’s freshers’ fair is the ideal opportunity to get your business in front of a huge audience of young people every autumn. There are a variety of reasons for this: for one thing, a freshers’ fair can serve as a fantastic chance to introduce a new-to-town students to your local-born company, be it a gym, a restaurant chain or a clothing label. 

For another, it’s a great way to create positive brand associations in the minds of students for your business; with money tight, essentials such as branded notepads, promotional mugs and even stylish details such as personalised sunglasses can really create positive connotations of your brand in the minds of students. And let’s be honest: freebies are always an exciting prospect!

Educate Students About Your Business With Branded Giveaways

Freshers’ fairs are arguably the perfect opportunity to get your business straight into the hands of an incredibly active consumer audience. Whether you’re a smaller local company or a nationwide brand, there’s benefit to be reaped from having promotional giveaway items ready to hand-out to students who approach your stand at the event.

Total Merchandise is delighted to offer a wide range of promotional products that make ideal gifts for freshers to take back to their halls. From these A5 branded notebooks (available at budget prices but with a soft-touch cover that screams luxe!) to our best-selling Super Hit Ballpens and Low Cost Stress Balls, we have brilliant promotional items that will guarantee students remember your business for all the right reasons.

Put Your Branding At The Centre Of The Student Experience

Our branded coffee cups are ideal for ensuring your logo gets clocked on the daily by handing out a reusable eco-friendly travel mug. Our Americano Coffee Mugs, for example, are perfect for printing with your logo and are available in a broad range of colours, meaning there’s a design to suit every branding identity. With its reusable properties, this best-selling promotional coffee cup makes a fantastic eco-friendly giveaway and also means your business will help fuel many an early start for lectures!

For another freshers’ fair freebie that can be used on the daily by students, look no further than our best selling Printed Cotton Tote Bags. Available in up-to full colour, these branded totes are made from lightweight natural cotton and are perfect for helping students carry lighter items; for a sturdier alternative, consider our Coloured Cotton Tote Bag instead, which is available in a whole rainbow of colours and will keep your branding visible at all times. 

We Have Freshers’ Fair Freebies To Match Every Budget

Prices start as low as 8p per unit for the ever-useful Spectrum Pencil, which can be clearly printed with your branding along the body – oh, and it’s available for dispatch in just five working days, making it a speedy choice as well as a cost-efficient one!

For a novelty promotional giveaway, look no further than these quirky Temporary Tattoos, which are available from just 13p per set and are a student-approved idea for doing something a little different with your branding. On a similar note, our Adult Silicone Wristbands can be yours from just 15p per item. Each of these branded wristbands can be printed, embossed, debossed or full-colour printed with the artwork of your choice with it offering a long-term hit of promotional power for your business.

Curated by

Adam Carter | Product Team Manager

As Product Team Manager for the past 15 years, Adam has built up an enviable reputation as one of the industry's most trusted authorities on promotional merchandise. As well as supplier relations, product sourcing and pricing, Adam is also responsible for ensuring our promotional merchandise is presented on the website in the most effective manner. His expertise makes him the go-to person in the company for spotting merchandise trends and finding the best branded products to meet customers' needs. When not at work, Adam enjoys travel, electronic music and all forms of cinema.

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