Get ready for our first ever hybrid Think Student Live

Think Student Live, Net Natives’ flagship event for student marketers, will be returning as a physical event in London this November, and we couldn’t be more excited. After two virtual events, Think Student Live is back in hybrid form, with the aim to inspire, motivate and inform those in the sector to be bold and innovative with their student advertising, marketing and brand positioning. In recent years we've welcomed over 1000 marketers, and heard from brands such as L'Oreal, Linkedin, Google, TikTok and globally renowned universities. Now we’re back with another epic line up, and we wanted to give you a little taste of what to expect. 

This year's theme is Brand, loyalty and purpose: Having an impact on the students who are changing the world. And we’ve got some amazing speakers in store for you.

Before we delve in further, the basics: the event is taking place on Thursday, 11 November and there are still virtual tickets available (all the amazing content, from the comfort of your home!). Get your tickets here - and don’t forget to invite your team, too for a 20% discount.

So, what’s this year’s Think Student Live about?  

At the hands of social media, remote learning and branch campuses, the world of higher education is getting smaller. Which means competition is only getting fiercer.  So the question is how do you stand out as the first choice in a sea of so many near-identical institutions? 

Now more than ever, it’s all about brand purpose, conveying value and shouting from the rooftop about USPs. At this year’s Think Student Live, we rally experts from all over the world to serve the ultimate masterclass in speaking the student language, getting their attention, and measuring the impact that matters. 

And what can you expect at the event? 

On the main stage we have a packed line-up of panel talks, expert-led sessions from some of the world’s leading brands, and our very own Student Pulse panel, covering topics from Tracking impact and measuring cost per enrolment to Winning attention and creating connections with great content. And don’t forget the Think Student Award ceremony, where we will all be grabbing a cocktail and discovering who came out on top for this year's categories.  All this will be streaming to our event platform for our virtual attendees, and the first 50 sign ups will even get a cocktail box delivered to their address especially for the occasion!

And if that doesn’t already sound like a jam-packed day, we’ve got more for you! We have a full line-up of breakout sessions that will be running simultaneously in the more intimate side room . You can expect a more involved setting, with topics including Using conscious advertising to communicate your brand values delivered by our partners EduKudu and our affiliated charity One Tree Planted, and International student marketing: barriers and opportunities. In these sessions we will be encouraging engagement, from both our physical and virtual attendees, who can also get involved via the online platform. 

For this year's Think Student Live we’ve partnered up with the likes of Facebook, UniQuest, Edukudu, One Tree Planted  and Manchester Metropolitan University. And of course, our very own Net Natives and Akero experts will be there too.

The sessions will run from 09:30 BST - 17:00 BST and will of course be followed by an afterparty to remember. We’ll be revealing the full agenda in the coming days with full speaker and session info so watch this space for more details.

Get your ticket today. We can’t wait to see you on 11 November.

Article by

Tilly Howarth

Marketing Events and Campaigns Executive