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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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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

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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Super C inspires students in more ways you can imagine

Super C’s sampling activation brought a bustle of energy and colours, with the display of a gigantic wall laden with Super C original energy sweets. This kicked off a social media whirlwind of posts and soon students were picking Super C from the wall and filling the spaces with inspirational messages to other students. This unforgettable […]

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Nestle Graduate Recruitment

Some graduates are driven by the head, others by the heart and by a passion to make an impact on the world and shape a business. Nestlé provides graduates the opportunity to develop professionally and personally, Take a look at how Nestle went across several campuses, nationwide, to engage graduates and show them that there’s […]

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Anglo Blast Programme

Anglo’s Flagship talent programme, Anglo Blast attracts the brightest and best graduate talent to exposure in various roles across two continents. The roles are carefully selected to ensure the BLASTer has the opportunity to develop skills, knowledge and experience which will equip them to be part of the Emerging Talent pool.

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BIC Unleashes Greatness On Campus

BIC has regularly engaged with students over the past few years, specifically around the flagship of their pen range. The Pen Wall created was a unique & highly engaging method of sampling; added intrigue to the campus landscape BIG BOY was a real hit with students, dancing & encouraging students, taking selfies and just adding […]

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Werksmans Flash Mob Gets Students Jiving

To commemorate and celebrate Werksmans’ 100th year, and create brand awareness among students on campus, Student Village set out to help the brand create a flashmob to attract a special caliber of young candidates who should consider working for the brand in future. Not only did the Flashmob draw the crowd, but Werksmans’ team also joined in […]

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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

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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The 3-way to winning with Influencers

You’re already under the Influence of people you think you trust. You don’t even know it yet. One book that every marketer should have on their bookshelf is Influence by Robert Cialdini wherein we learn about the power of being influenced by Authority figures. We’re seduced by powerful stats from experts, for example; according to […]

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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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How 4 Campuses Got The Right Fix

With premium clothing making students’ top three major purchases, youth on campus were pleasantly surprised to find The Fix on campus, ready to kit them out in the hottest fashion. Knowing there’s no better time to engage students and give them the fix they need, than right now, this brand made sure to pull out their […]

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3 Ways Super C Added a Boost At Potch University

When it comes to activations- very few brands are able to deliver an unforgettable experience to students. Brands tend to follow the same old “Free t-shirt, free cap, now sign up for this and retweet that,” mechanic which just doesn’t cut it with Afrillennials (African Millennials). This week we feature Super C and how the […]

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3 Reasons Your Company Is Failing To Attract Afrillennials

With high rates of unemployment in South Africa, it’s surprising to many companies seeking to hire graduates how big a struggle it is to get the right talent. in this web exclusive, recent graduates give you the top reasons that they are not applying for that “once in a lifetime opportunity” that you’re offering and […]

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3 Brand Tactics Winning Afrillennial Hearts On Youth Radio

Radio is still one of the most revered channels for sharing information with the youth in South Africa and Afrillennials are constantly engaging with it in new ways. Digital platforms are gaining momentum and are playing an important part in radio’s future survival, development and enhanced experience. Marketers only have to ask one question: How […]

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4 Reasons To Get Your Influencer Game On This Holiday

While it’s a little late to plan your brand’s holiday marketing strategy, influencers will be brands’ go-to and strongest marketing tool this festive season. When other tactics fail, influencers are always switched on and while Afrillennials are spending time with them, influencers are getting your brand in the holiday bag. Here are 4 ways influencers […]

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3 Ways To Revive Your Brand On Campus

Sabinet has become one of the leading suppliers of online legal information in South Africa and with law students about to enter the world of work, they could surely do with case studies and access to real life scenarios. Though it seems clear that they need this information, students place a premium on their attention […]

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Nescafé Longest Student Chain Breaks Records

The campaign connected students across campus, got them sharing coffee in a unique way and was included in Nestlé best activations of the year by its worldwide agencies. Nescafé’s aim was to sample their coffee to students in a relevant and authentic way. Student Village had discovered via it’s research study that “Making a Difference” […]

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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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