ESN UofG is a section of the international non-profitable organization Erasmus Student Network, the largest student organisation in Europe with around 120,000 members from 500 sections in 40 countries around Europe (in 2016). Its aim is to support and promote international student exchange and mobility and facilitate cultural integration. The main aim of our section is to help new incoming exchange students integrate into Glasgow University environment and social life.

We are looking to expand our partnership base on the model of mainland Europe, where ESN has established strong and fruitful partnerships with local cafes, bars and restaurants, alongside big international partners, such as The Economist and Hostel International.

Every year the University of Glasgow hosts over 1000 exchange students in September and January arriving from all over the world. The vast majority of the members of our organisation will be highly educated students on their study exchange from abroad and will be looking to explore and settle into Glasgow West End, representing a new sizeable potential market your business could get access to. Moreover, this year we expect ESN membership to be considerably higher thanks to the incentive of the big partnership with Ryanair. Students become members after buying our international student membership card - the ESN card, which is valid for 1 year.

Throughout the semester we plan to organise several events around Glasgow and a potential partnership or sponsorship from your company would be in both the interests of our students and of your company. Partnerships/Sponsorships can be both formal and informal and can consist of various agreements. We are open to discuss diverse forms, which work best for your business. For instance, provide discounts and/or deals to ESN card holders in exchange for visibility.

Why is becoming our partner lucrative for your business?

In the first case, you get a link to our members, who are socially active people as mentioned above, in form of being listed as one of our partners on the international ESN card portal and our website and, if desired, posts propagating your business on our social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) led by an experienced team in online communications and marketing.

Your connection with our organisation also gives a great image for your company as ESN impersonates unity of Europe and care for the European youth, thus the future of this continent.

We are part of a wider, national and international network. This gives scope to further develop a relationship on a larger scale.

What we look for in a partner:

Considering needs of our member base, we are looking for partners offering services in any of these areas:

  • Accommodation
  • Sports
  • Food and Drink
  • Bars and Nightlife
  • Health & Beauty
  • Travel and transportation
  • Culture and Leisure

Partnerships can be both formal and informal and can consist of various agreements. We are open to discuss diverse forms, which work best for your business. Furthermore, our treasurer is focussed on preserving good relationship with our partners whenever you should have any issues regarding the partnership.

Contact us

If you have any queries or are interested in becoming a partner, we will be absolutely glad to hear from you. Please contact us via email or any of our social media.