What’s the deal with April Loan Drop?

Certain events in the student calendar are hard to ignore – think freshers, graduation and exam season. But there are others that bubble beneath the surface and pop up unexpectedly. One such event is the April Loan...

Discount check: what are students requesting this month?

Every month, Student Beans checks in with our student users to see which brands they’d like to run a student discount program. This month, takeaway, homewares and beauty brands are at the top of their wishlists....

Why ASOS’s purchase of Arcadia’s brands will propel them into the Gen Z stratosphere

Yesterday, ASOS announced it would buy four iconic brands from the ailing Arcadia group. Could the purchase make Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge and HIIT the Gen Z brands of tomorrow? We think so.  As quickly as those...

Greek life: a tradition with strong roots in today’s campus culture

Greek life has been an important part of US campus culture since the 1800s. Find out how Gen Zs are defining this tradition and how you, as a brand, can get involved. Greek life: a brief history...

A-level results day 2021: a guide for brands

COVID-19 has caused almost every delay imaginable – but it’s had the opposite effect on results day 2021. A-level students are set to receive their results early, at the start of July. Here’s what that means for...

Students’ affinity for Apple is stronger than ever

Our Youth Brand Affinity Tracker shows that one in three students has bought an Apple product within the last three months. Just what is it about Apple that keeps Gen Zs coming back for more? With a total value of...

Depop, Gen Z and the vintage style revival

Our newly-launched Youth Brand Affinity Tracker shows that Gen Z students are loving app-based, second-hand retailer, Depop. We take a closer look at the elements of this disruptor app that are revolutionising how UK students...

Best Christmas ads: the Gen Z edition

Some Christmas ads are almost as old as Gen Z themselves – so it’s not surprising that they’re ingrained in students’ memories. Others have landed on the scene a bit more recently, with Gen Z in mind. Ahead of the festive marketing...

Tips from Gen Z game-changers: Ego Shoes and Lounge Underwear

Ego shoes and Lounge Underwear have taken on the Gen Z world – quite literally. We checked in with the two fashion brands at YMS: Online to talk expansion to the US, influencer marketing and adaptation during...

Student quarantine: three ways brands can help

Brands, here’s your guide to helping to make this freshers one to remember – whether students are quarantining or not. Nobody quite knew what freshers would look like until students began to arrive. But now that...

COVID-19 college closures: how can brands support students?

Since students went back to school, COVID-19 cases have been on the rise – which means that colleges are rethinking the delivery of their programs. How can you help students to navigate this curveball? 2020’s Back...

The best Black Friday campaigns of 2019

As we count down to the biggest global shopping event of the year, Gen Z’s favourite brands are launching their Black Friday campaigns. We love to see how they tackle the challenge of catching the attention of an audience bombarded with...