Freshers’ Fair is one of the most important events for students, giving them the chance to discover their campus and societies. It also gives them the opportunity to find new, local businesses that they might not have encountered before. It’s the best time for you to get your branded products to hundreds of people, students love freebies!

And it’s fair enough, it’s common knowledge students don’t have a lot of money and obviously, they rack up a large amount of debt for attending university, so a few freebies here and there will definitely rate your business with them.

So what we’re saying, is promote your company with branded gifts for freshers’ that will be used, seen and talked about all over campus! If you’re planning on promoting at a Freshers’ Fair, you need to start thinking about your branded merchandise now.

Don’t worry, we’ve got some ideas for you to choose from if you’re not sure what would be useful to students:

Bottle opener keyrings

Students are known for going out and drinking a lot at university, so what’s better than something they can carry around and have instantly? One of the best selling bottle opener keyrings on the promotional market is the Talon Bottle Opener Keyring. It boasts a sleek design with a silver split ring ready to attach to your keys easily. A great, practical giveaway, sure to be carried and used time and again. This product is a great give away for students fairs or freshers week.

Red keyring branded bottle opener

Logo Bugs

Promotional Logo Bugs are the fun stickable friend that do not get thrown away! Ideal for decorating their bags, notebooks or dorm rooms with these furry little things, students will know and love them. They’re a great budget-friendly give away for all types of marketing campaign so perfect for fairs. We supply lots of different coloured bugs and even animals and other themed characters. We can print onto a range of different ribbon colours and even print full-colour to white ribbon.

Promotional red logo bug sticker

Stress Items

Everyone knows university can get stressful, with lots of projects due and exams to take. The White brain-shaped stress toy is the perfect promotional item to advertise educational organisations, schools, colleges, universities, and adult learning and great for those frustrating times!  A fun giveaway that can be kept on the desk for multiple uses throughout the day displaying your logo all day long. You could also brand it to promote the services of mental health charities!

Brain shaped branded stress item

Printed Tote Bags

Custom Branded Cotton Promo Shoppers are a great eco-friendly way of reusing bags and promoting your brand at the same time. These value for money bags can be branded to one or both sides. Promotional shopper, offering great value that can be carried over the shoulder or by hand. Why not even create a little goodie bag for students to pick up at their next fair with all these goodies inside!

Woman holding different coloured tote bags

These are only a small few of the many you could consider for your marketing campaign, dependant on budget, you could add a few extras in there such as Calenders or Pens & Notebooks! All useful and desirable to students, so bound to disappear at freshers’ fairs.


Want more Freshers’ Fair inspiration? We have such a huge range of products at Direct Print, we’re certain we can help find you the right products. Call 0114 398 9454 or email