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Solent SU Open a Sustainable Market

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Solent Students’ Union have partnered with Paperclip to create the official campus marketplace for Solent students.

The new platform is free for all Solent students and allows you to buy, sell and swap all your university essentials with others on campus. Whether you want to sell your old textbooks or buy a new lamp for your room, you can now get everything you need in one place.


More than a just marketplace…

After surveying over 1,000 UK students, the team at Paperclip HQ found that 94% of respondents think universities could do more to be environmentally sustainable. What’s more, almost 90% of respondents think a university should take further action to reduce its environmental impact.

After pitching the idea of a second-hand marketplace, the research team found that 87% of students surveyed believed that such a platform would have a positive impact on reducing waste on campus*.

With this new opportunity to make some extra cash from old books, clothes and accessories at the end of the year, fewer items will find their way to landfill. This also allows students to save both time and money by trading second-hand items safely on campus.


Discovering value…

On average, students save over 40% by using their campus marketplace for their textbooks and other uni essentials. Users can also post event tickets, electronics or anything else, without having to worry about the platform taking any commission from the sale.

In addition to these huge potential savings, everybody who joins the marketplace will receive exclusive discount codes for National Express travel and Rebellious Fashion as well as a free Tastecard!


So why choose the Solent SU marketplace?

· It’s 100% free to use with no fees for buying or selling

· You can swap your old stuff for something new, or try make some extra cash

· You can join or create a group where you can buy, sell or request items with like-minded people.

· New items are added every day

· Exclusive student deals and discounts

· It is safe and secure - this market is only for students

· Monthly competitions and prize draws for users BUY, SELL & SWAP EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR UNIVERSITY


* QS survey 2019

** Swansea University SoM survey 2017


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