Free Virtual Freshers’ Fair for university students in 2020

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Unfortunately, it’s likely that many university fresher’s fairs will be cancelled in 2020 due to the current pandemic.

The good news is that Paperclip have created a Digital Welcome Pack (a “Virtual Freshers’ Fair”) for 30,000 UK students and have kindly sponsored this blog post to help spread the word and to make sure that you don’t miss out on £3,000 worth of deals, discounts and freebies!

Free Virtual Freshers’ Fair

The University of Cambridge and Manchester University have confirmed online-only lectures in 2020-2021; other universities are expected to give updates soon but it’s likely that many will follow suit. Even if your university is open and the correct social distancing measures are in place, a freshers’ fair may not be feasible as mass gatherings probably still won’t be allowed. Having a very limited number of people in the hall at one time could mean the fair could go on for weeks on end if they were to give all freshers the opportunity of attending.

What’s Paperclip?

Paperclip is the UK’s most trusted marketplace. It’s a local marketplace app & website for buying, selling and swapping second-hand items. Ideal for students moving into halls or changing accommodation who want to save money on new items or have things to get rid of.

Find out more: Buy & sell at your university with Paperclip marketplaces.

What’s included in the Digital Welcome Pack?

By signing up to the waiting list (you must sign up by 19th August 2020), you will receive student discounts, deals and freebies straight to your inbox on 20th August 2020 from the likes of Amazon, Uber Eats and Ola Cabs – essentials for most university students.

There’s a limit of 30,000 packs available to send so make sure you’ve signed up in plenty of time because you won’t want to miss this.

Students will also be able to enter into prize giveaways, prizes include:

  • iPads
  • Holidays abroad
  • Cash money

Paperclip Digital Welcome Pack

How do I sign up for the “Virtual Freshers Fair”?

It’s completely FREE to sign up so you have nothing to lose but everything to gain, especially if you’re one of the lucky giveaway winners!

  1. Visit the dedicated website for the Digital Welcome Pack –
  2. Enter your details on the form by 19th August 2020  (first name, email address, university name and year of study) and submit it
  3. Check your inbox on 20th August 2020
  4. Enjoy your student discounts, freebies and prizes!

If you have any questions or would like to find out more about the Digital Welcome Pack, or about Paperclip, they’re happy to answer via email:

Best of luck to all Freshers starting university in 2020. Hats off to you for starting a new chapter of life among a difficult time but I hope you enjoy it and I’m sure you’ll smash it! For more handy tips, check out my other blog posts on ways to make money and save money – specifically tailored to students and young adults.

Free Virtual Freshers’ Fair

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