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With over 80,000 people using our industry-leading Shepper app, we’re dedicated to building one of the UK’s most inclusive and diverse communities.

At Shepper, we’re pleased to be expanding on this with our recently launched partnership with Unite Students, the biggest student accommodation provider in the UK.

Unite’s extensive customer base of over 75,000 students across 25 UK cities will have the opportunity to complete flexible, part-time work for various companies and job types.

With over £1m paid to our Shepherds in 2021, this makes Shepper a fantastic, flexible way for students to make extra money in their spare time. We’re committed to empowering local communities and supporting students all over the UK.

Supporting students with the rising cost of living

We’re excited about what we’ve seen by working with Unite Students so far, and we’re looking forward to the year ahead. We partner with brands that can help us make a difference in the world and help the local community flourish.

“I use Shepper to take breaks from my work and academics, it’s nice and interesting to walk around and get paid for that.

Students are always lacking in money so it helps in that way, and it helps to socialise and talk to new people; being an international student it [Shepper] helps me go and explore new places and new restaurants.”
– Madhumita, 21

Shepper’s student segment for brands

With properties in cities as far north as Aberdeen and as far south as Portsmouth, this partnership will open up Shepper to more people than ever before.

We’ve always been able to provide businesses with the data they need, no matter where they are. By working with Unite Students, more Shepherds will be available to complete tasks, meaning even faster results across more towns and cities.

Partnering with Unite Students is the first step in creating a rich and meaningful student segment in our community. With 15,000+ people aged 18-24 using our app, we give brands an opportunity to access this key target market by requesting student-only data e.g. product feedback, experiential audits, brand recommendation etc. all while supporting student growth.

Engage the student market and find brand new audiences

One of the benefits of Shepper is the ability to focus on specific demographics to provide the most accurate data sets. For example, if you want to target retirees or parents with young children, you can do just that.

If you have a large student base or are looking to move into a brand new product space, this partnership opens many potential new markets.

By targeting a student demographic, you can get valuable feedback on your brand or product while introducing students to your business.

You can even use Shepper to create new brand ambassadors – rewarding students with extra cash or offers on your products.

And by establishing a solid relationship now, students are likely to keep coming back as customers for years to come.

If you’re a business or organisation that wants to focus on the student market, this partnership means you can get the data you need to make smart business decisions.

Get in touch with our team if you’d like to find out more about how we can help.

Alternatively, if you’re a student who wants to know more about Shepper and becoming a Shepherd, why not download our app for free? It only takes five minutes to sign up, and you can start earning straight away.

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