Tis the season: care packages delivered to students to help through lockdown

A leading graduate careers website is delivering thousands of care packages to students across the UK this week to support them through lockdown.

Milkround will be delivering 3,000 packages over the next week, with 800 going to iQ Manchester Gardens and Wilmslow Park halls of residence at University of Manchester.

Students can expect a range of fresh fruit and vegetables, a canvas bag, chocolate bar, mug, mobile holder, and pen to boost them as they continue online learning.

Georgina Brazier, Graduate Jobs Expert at Milkround, said: “Students across the country are facing high restrictions on their freedom, with many confined or experiencing the second national lockdown in their university halls.

“With many fresher events cancelled or moved online this term, as well as remote learning and studies now taking place virtually online, we want to let university students know that Milkround are thinking of them, and would like to recognise their resilience during this challenging time.

“We’re hoping the care packages will support students through the current national lockdown and spread some cheer ahead of the Christmas holidays.”

By scanning the QR code on their boxes and signing up to Milkround, students could also be in the chance of winning a year’s supply of fruit and vegetable deliveries.

Milkround will be visiting Newcastle, Bristol, Leeds, Liverpool, and Sheffield too, delivering approximately 500 care packages to first years in each city.

The cities chosen include large universities whose students have been confined to halls of residence or told to self-isolate in a bid to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Milkround has been working on this campaign in partnership with BAM, an experiential and digital youth marketing agency.

Tim Bodenham, CEO at BAM,said: “Milkround really care about the welfare of students and to provide them with a little bit of support through this care package, says a lot.

“It’s been really exciting working on this campaign, it’s one of those fun campaigns that just have that complete feel good factor ingrained throughout.”

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