We GET Students

Student Village has over 18 years of experience connecting brands and students. We help brands understand students by immersing them on campus and uncovering youth insights to truly GET this enigmatic market.

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Digital Youth eBook

Influencer Youth eBook

Marketing Youth eBook

Student Spend Report 2019

Youth Culture Report 2018

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We’ve helped brands access over 1M students at 40+ campuses nationwide

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Relevant Campaigns

Student Village creates hype and excitement for brands wanting to engage with students PLUS we provide measurable results providing tangible return on investment (ROI) after every campaign.

Case Studies

THE EVOLVING BANKING HABITS OF ‘GENERATION WISE’

According to Student Village, the way that youth view and engage with banks, insurance and telecommunications companies are evolving fast – and it’s time for leading brands to take note. Here’s 5 of the latest bean growing need-to-knows of the youth: 1. One Bank Can’t Satisfy My Needs Gone are the days of young people […]

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Pick n Pay’s Back to Varsity Deals Deliver

At the start of 2020, Pick n Pay kept it simple with their Back to Varsity campaign. And at the same time, made sure they were on point with the best deals for students And our role? Also simple: to make sure that students knew about those epic deals and drive foot traffic. Our Promoter […]

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Fresher’s Box 2020: The festival within a festival

The best way to connect with students is right from their very beginning, and that’s just what we did by kicking the year off with the inaugural Fresher’s Box with our partners Smollan. Targeting the busiest weeks on campus, Orientation Week, 7 of our clients jumped at the opportunity to be a part of our […]

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The Future of Influencer Marketing

Social Media Influencers July 2019   Your perspective on influencer marketing is about to change. In our latest presentation, we take in in depth look on how to increase your market share using nano and micro influencers as a channel and how the future of influencer marketing looks.

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Student Spend Report 2019: New study shows Generation Z are switched on, conscious consumers

Following a robust national study, we have released the results of the latest Student Spend report. Results in past years have uncovered spending sprees and a huge desire to build Brand Me, the belief in shaping oneself through the formation of external influences. However the new report paints an entirely different picture, as a new […]

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A Roof Over Your Head With Nano

A game changer for the Village! Nano tasked our team to market their recently completed apartments to students across South Africa using the coolest student brand ambassadors.   Our campus brand ambassadors got right to work with bespoke campus activations that created a hype, instantly positioning Nano apartments as the go to place for students seeking […]

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Vodacom turns 2019 to 20 Mnandi

The Village is always pushing boundaries and changing lives and our #20mnandi collaboration with Vodacom proved just that. Students were asked to share their big dream for 2019 for a chance to win up to R100 000 towards making that dream a reality. The youth exceeded our expectations by opening up more than ever before, […]

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Sportscene Slice Off 10% Campaign

In an attempt to make Sportscene more accessible to students, we  went to three campuses around South Africa to get  students to sign up for the 10% student discount card. To grab the attention of students and keep them engaged, there was a VANS Wheel with EPIC prizes, a wall banner, Instagram frame for them […]

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Vodacom Influencers Smash Targets

Vodacom NXTLVL reached in excess of 8.6 million South African youth by tapping into the power of South Africa’s hottest young student influencers to drive the new youth tariff plan. With a data offering easy on students’ wallets, NXTLVL was infiltrating and activating at every touch point of students’ world, thanks to influencers taking the […]

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Nedbank Brings Unlocked.Me Village to Life

Nedbank embarked on a campus campaign, spanning 52 campuses and bringing to life Unlocked.me Villages. Nedbank unlocked a new level of entertainment with live performances from award winning artist Shekhinah. Plus campus winners got to enjoy carpool karaoke which quickly went viral on social media In the end more than 33,000 new Unlocked.me accounts were […]

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Mzansi Through The Lens Of The Youth- An STA Travel Case Study

We gave students across South Africa the chance to win a seat on the STA Travel MyMzansi Roadtrip, in partnership with South African Tourism and Baz Bus. Wits, Tuks, UKZN, and Rhodes campus  instant winners each won a 4 day, 3 night segment of the 16 day My Mzansi Roadtrip. Student winners stayed in unique accommodations and partook […]

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Greatness Awaits at SAICA’s exclusive CA Nights 2018

SAICA’s CA Nights is an exclusive VIP trainee-only event that exists to keep trainees the journey to greatness as well as to challenge them to develop the “responsible leadership” traits expected from qualified CAs(SA). Using current thought leaders and experienced professionals to debate practical and implementable solutions for troublesome and complex socio-economic issues, CA Nights […]

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By connecting students and companies with opportunities, we create a better future for South Africa

The work you do with us  helps to support & enrich students lives that need it most

A portion of the money you spend goes towards employment, bursaries and campus charities

Solutions

Whether you are a brand or HR manager, we’ve got solutions that will assist you in getting your product or company top of mind with students.

Campus Activations

From promotions, campus music events or sampling campaigns we’ve got you covered

Media

Campus radio, social media and campus billboards are just some of the ways to amplify your message to over 1M students at 44 campuses nationwide

Influencers

We recruit Influencers from our network of 150,000+ students nationally and train them to execute on behalf of your brand. Our programmes consistently delivery a ROI of 1:3

Graduate solutions

We offer employers on-campus solutions PLUS an unparalleled online platformdelivering 10X more engagement than traditional platforms ensuring you get the graduate talent you are looking for.

Bursary management

We’ve helped top companies manage their bursary programmes, finding the perfect bursars and supervising the entire process until graduation.

Workshops

We help mould your graduates from fresh potential to work-ready employees armed with all the skills they need to reach their full potential.

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Blog

THE EVOLVING BANKING HABITS OF ‘GENERATION WISE’

According to Student Village, the way that youth view and engage with banks, insurance and telecommunications companies are evolving fast – and it’s time for leading brands to take note. Here’s 5 of the latest bean growing need-to-knows of the youth: 1. One Bank Can’t Satisfy My Needs Gone are the days of young people […]

Read More

Pick n Pay’s Back to Varsity Deals Deliver

At the start of 2020, Pick n Pay kept it simple with their Back to Varsity campaign. And at the same time, made sure they were on point with the best deals for students And our role? Also simple: to make sure that students knew about those epic deals and drive foot traffic. Our Promoter […]

Read More

Fresher’s Box 2020: The festival within a festival

The best way to connect with students is right from their very beginning, and that’s just what we did by kicking the year off with the inaugural Fresher’s Box with our partners Smollan. Targeting the busiest weeks on campus, Orientation Week, 7 of our clients jumped at the opportunity to be a part of our […]

Read More

Vodacom Connected Youth Roadshow

In celebration of 25 years of connecting South Africa, Vodacom embarked on a national campus tour to recruit top talent in over 25 institutions for the Vodacom Discover Grad Programme. The Connected Youth Roadshow was Vodacom’s way of reaching out to the youth and connecting them to a better future by changing the way graduates […]

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Highlights from the Singularity University South Africa Summit

The third annual Singularity University South Africa Summit took place on 16 and 17 October at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit with over 25 local and international speakers. The aim of the event is to provide a platform to educate and equip African leaders to tackle Africa’s biggest issues using innovation and exponential technologies. The […]

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The Future of Influencer Marketing

Social Media Influencers July 2019   Your perspective on influencer marketing is about to change. In our latest presentation, we take in in depth look on how to increase your market share using nano and micro influencers as a channel and how the future of influencer marketing looks.

Read More

Student Spend Report 2019: New study shows Generation Z are switched on, conscious consumers

Following a robust national study, we have released the results of the latest Student Spend report. Results in past years have uncovered spending sprees and a huge desire to build Brand Me, the belief in shaping oneself through the formation of external influences. However the new report paints an entirely different picture, as a new […]

Read More

The Village touches the Youth in their “Studio”

The idea was to shine the spotlight on people that have helped others in their journey whether in varsity, first job or personal. We also wanted to move away from the 1976 youth narrative and look into the future- painting a positive image of the youth of today as being the ultimate plug for their […]

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A Roof Over Your Head With Nano

A game changer for the Village! Nano tasked our team to market their recently completed apartments to students across South Africa using the coolest student brand ambassadors.   Our campus brand ambassadors got right to work with bespoke campus activations that created a hype, instantly positioning Nano apartments as the go to place for students seeking […]

Read More

Vodacom turns 2019 to 20 Mnandi

The Village is always pushing boundaries and changing lives and our #20mnandi collaboration with Vodacom proved just that. Students were asked to share their big dream for 2019 for a chance to win up to R100 000 towards making that dream a reality. The youth exceeded our expectations by opening up more than ever before, […]

Read More

3 Reasons Why Influencer Marketing Sucks Right Now

The most credible form of advertising comes straight from the people we know and trust. Consumers value recommendation above all else when making purchasing decisions. It’s no surprise then that influencer marketing, in which focus is placed on powerful individuals who have influence over potential customers and whose opinion is trusted by a large number […]

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Sportscene Slice Off 10% Campaign

In an attempt to make Sportscene more accessible to students, we  went to three campuses around South Africa to get  students to sign up for the 10% student discount card. To grab the attention of students and keep them engaged, there was a VANS Wheel with EPIC prizes, a wall banner, Instagram frame for them […]

Read More

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