Marketed to 1.8m students, across 132 institutions, the ESSA is the largest national student accreditation scheme and awards.
The Enterprising Student Society Accreditation (ESSA) was set up in 2012 by Fig to promote, recognise and reward the enterprising activity of students within UK university societies and is nationally recognised by top graduate employers. This opportunity will allow a brand to become the Headline Partner of the ESSA.
This is an exciting opportunity, allowing a brand to align itself with the countries leading student competition. The partnership will help to create positive PR and create a unique platform for a brand to demonstrate their corporate social responsibilities.
Throughout the year, students are invited to attend regional workshops across the country that help members develop their key skills and share best practice. Once accredited, societies are entered into the annual awards to win a share of the £50,000 - £70,000 prize fund. The awards ceremony is attended by more than 400 students, press and celebrity speakers. Headline Partners will receive full naming rights (The x Enterprising Student Society Accreditation) as well as extensive branding opportunities across the website and all marketing /promotional materials/events.
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) was the founding sponsor of the ESSA alongside LinkedIn, before increasing their commitment to become the title sponsor in the second and third years of the scheme.
Positive PR and CSR commitments, an accreditation widget for LinkedIn as well as a dedicated space on the ESSA website for promotional brand messages and content. 92% of UK Universities take part in the scheme.