Our guide to promotional merchandise in the education sector in 2022

Posted on Tuesday, 24th May 2022

Our guide to promotional merchandise in the education sector in 2022

Student recruitment events

Face to face education events are back! Whether you are hosting a student recruitment event or attending one, we bet you always pack a promotional pen and a roller banner, are we right?

Are you here because you are looking for new ideas for your education event?

Or maybe you’re stocking up the cupboard with supplies for next term?
Have you had a rebrand and need to get a whole new batch of branded merchandise?

We are here to help with branded merchandise for college open events, education fairs, careers and apprenticeships events, post graduate fairs and freshers week!

Build relationships with your branded merchandise

Branded merchandise is perfect for:

  • Student recruitment events

  • Visits to schools and education fairs

  • Welcoming new students to the community

  • We know your open events are a continuous cycle of attracting new students to sign up each academic year. As marketers we challenge ourselves to up the game each time, impoving the advertising, the event admin (sign ups, attendance rates, presentations) and the event experience better every time. You’ve got enough on your plate, let us help out with some ideas for on brand promotional merchandise that will help you get those new recruits on board.

Really useful student gifts on-brand

Keeping it useful, giving away something that potential students find functional and will hold onto is a great way to build a relationship.

Powerbank (we have a huge collection for all budgets)


A branded pull up phone stand (great budget idea!)

Camera cover up for the laptop (great budget idea!)

Reusable travel coffee cups (also reducing rubbish!)


Key ring for a locker key, or to help them remember their door key in the morning!


Wireless charger


Highlighter pen (also a fidget spinner)


Student wellbeing merchandise

Choosing your next move in education is a big commitment, the decision making process itself can be challenging, not to mention the thought of exam pressure. Why not introduce some well being focused merchandise accompanied with tips from managing your workload to getting organised and who to talk to if students need a bit of extra support (a helpline or URL could be added to the item)?

Water bottles to keep hydrated


Mini massager

Cooling gel eye mask

Fitness set to keep active https://www.initialincentives.online-catalogue.net/products/health-and-wellbeing/personal-accessories/312-38134/dwayne-fitness-set

All the fun for Freshers week

Freshers week is meant to be all about meeting people and building the student community, here are some of our favourites for helping to get the fun started!

Sunglasses (these are made from bamboo fibres!)


Have you got a big spacious campus? How about a frisbee?


Time for a game of cards?


Are sports big on campus?


Student safety

Here are some branded giveaways to help students get to and from campus safely:

Bike light


Reflective sticker for coat or bag

Reflective strips for bicycle spokes

We can also help you put together goodybags, branded clothing, branded exam merchandise, and branded items for staff. Just get in touch or take a look at our full catalogue. If you can’t find what you’re looking for email us {sales@initialincentives.com}

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