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Buy, Sell & Swap On Our Online Marketplace

Following the success of our Academic Book Sale which put over £5000 back into students' pockets, we've partnered with Paperclip to launch RHSU Market. Here you can buy, sell and swap all your university essentials with other students on campus. Whether you want to sell your old textbooks or buy a new lamp for your room, you’ll be able to get everything you need in one place.

To celebrate the launch, Paperclip are giving away some great rewards when you sign-up and start using the new market including a FREE return coach trip with Snap when you sign up, £5 cash once you've added your first item, and finally, when you join a group and add an item you have the chance to win a free Go Boat journey for you and seven friends, worth over £80!

So Why Choose RHSU Market

  1. It’s 100% free to use, no fees for buying or selling
  2. You can swap your old stuff for something new, or try make some extra cash
  3. You can join or create a group where you can buy, sell or request items with like-minded people.
  4. New items are added every week
  5. It is safe and secure - this market is only for Royal Holloway students

Check out RHSU Market

Paperclip is the leading provider of student marketplaces

The developers of our marketplace, Paperclip, understand what students are looking for. Their marketplace is designed specifically to tailor to the needs of you, the students. Part of their ethos is to help you guys save and make money, foster engagement between other students and to generally help you settle into university life much easier.

It indirectly helps the environment

We’re an organisation that’s all about being pro-environment. As might have heard in Clem’s ongoing campaign to get College to divest from fossil fuels, climate change is one of the greatest challenges our time, and we need to do our part to ensure that global warming doesn’t get any worse.

Part of the decision to link up with Paperclip was to encourage you guys to look towards re-selling your unneeded items. It’s a win-win situation. It helps you to get a bit more money back in your pocket without much effort, all the while putting less into landfills.

Need to trade on the go? No problem

You won’t need to do all the buying, selling or swapping on a computer. Luckily, they have an app where you can manage all your items, on the go. So you really can’t go wrong with thousands of items, ready at your fingers.

You can swap too!

Compared to services like Ebay, our marketplace allows you to make offers to trade up to three of your items, as well as cash. This lets you have a bit more freedom, instead of being limited to cash.

Make your own marketplace based on your interests

See yourself as an avid card game collector? Or maybe you’re a watch enthusiast? Whatever your interests are, you can make or join groups specific to what you’re looking for. This makes it easier for you to get in contact with other students looking to buy, sell or trade items that align with your interests.

Check out RHSU Market