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Looking for effective and popular Branded Promotional Products for your Freshers' Fair?
This guide will walk you through some of the most effective Fresher's giveaways to engage with students this year.

Popular Promotional Products For Freshers' Fair

Need a lecture in the best branded giveaways for Fresher’s week? Look no further than our guide to Fresher’s Fair promotional products.

Each year around 700,000 new students descend onto University Campuses across the UK to begin their educational journey. So what is freshers week? Freshers week is a welcoming week also known as new student orientation week. The Freshers week usually begins towards the end of September each year. The week is an opportunity for new students to get to know their new campus, friends, opportunities, clubs, and local businesses. 

The Fresher’s Fair is an iconic event of the welcoming week for students on campus. The fair attracts hundreds of exhibitors, from societies, sports clubs, campus activity groups, and local businesses. The fair gives students an opportunity to discover all that is on offer during their time at Uni and learn of the best student deals that organisations have to offer.

A key attraction and well known perk of students attending the Freshers Fair is the hundreds of branded freebies on offer. Businesses and organisations giving away practical promotional products that students can use day to day are a particular highlight for students. In our experience, those that achieve the strongest student engagement and stand attention at the fair are usually those with the most practical, exciting, interesting, and are offering the most highly perceived value branded goodies. Students love a branded freebie whilst at uni and Freshers week is the perfect opportunity to deliver that.

Whether you are a university, student union, or local campus business planning your Freshers Fair branded giveaways then the below ideas might just help. Contact our team today for your bespoke merchandise quotation.

A5 Mole Notebook Colours - Totally Branded

Branded A5 Mole Notebooks

Notebooks are a must have for new University students arriving on freshers week. With so many lectures, information, and things to remember students can never have enough notepads! Giving away a quality A5 soft feel notebook with a catchy motivational quote printed to the cover always works well.

University Printed Tote Bags

Printed Tote Bags

As students walk around the Freshers Fair they will be bombarded with leaflets, freebies, and brochures. A handy cotton tote bag is the perfect life saver for students struggling to carry everything around the fair. Tote bags are very popular with University students on campus for transporting folders, revision notes, and books.


BIC 4 Colours Pen

The iconic BIC pen with 4 different coloured biro inks within one barrel. A practical, long lasting promotional pen branded with your chosen design. The perfect student companion whilst studying at Uni.

Printed T-Shirts

Printed T-Shirts

Printed T-Shirts are always popular with students. The key is to pick a nice quality, trendy style t-shirt with a catchy design that students would want to wear. We recommend a catchy slogan or motivational quote relating to University along with your branding printed subtlety on the t-shirt. In our experience this design has far more success when it comes to branded clothing for students and graduates.

Pantone Matched Silicone Wristband

Branded Silicone Wristbands

Branded wristbands offer a great event entry system. During freshers the freshers fair silicone wristbands are also a great way of 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 their entry pass to an event at your night club.

Printed Mouse Mat with No Minimum Order Quantity

Fabric Mouse Mats

Mouse Mats create a practical desktop branding opportunity with a full colour print. Mouse mats are still to this day a highly popular desk accessory for students using desktop mice while studying. They offer a great branding opportunity and can be printed with a simple logo or full colour photo print. Mouse mats are a great room accessory for students to keep on their desk on campus.

Metal Keyring Bottle Opener

Bottle Opener Keyring

A keyring bottle opener. A practical student giveaway that is sure to come in useful throughout students time at university. Branded with your logo to the face of the metal keyring, this low cost giveaway is always a big hit at Freshers week.

Smart 3-in-1 Cable

3 In 1 Keyring Multi Charging Cable

Another very useful keyring option. Young people are very often misplacing mobile phone chargers. A highly practical branded giveaway for students at Freshers week is the 3 in 1 multi charging cable keyring. Always secured to your keys, this multi charging cable is compatible with lightning, micro USB, and type-c devices.

Mini Pot of Skittles

Mini Pot of Skittles

Everyone loves a sweet treat to keep them going throughout the day. This branded mini pot of skittles is a popular hit with young people!

Branded PopSockets - Totally Branded

Branded PopSockets

Students cannot live without their mobile phone. PopSockets are a practical smartphone accessory that helps to improve grip and stability of the phone. Branded PopSockets can also act as a handy phone stand for mobile phones when watching videos.


Printed Sticky Note Pads

Reminders are key at University! Handy post it note pads are always well received by students as they are very useful to jot down reminders and stick them on the wall. Sticky notes also act as a great revision tool or bookmark for students when studying.


Coffee in the morning is an essential for students. Giving away a branded coffee cup will always give your engagement a boost at the freshers fair. Students are now aware of the savings they can achieve by bringing their own reusable coffee cup into coffee shops and so appreciate the value of a good quality reusable coffee cup.

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