Essential university starter packs created for successful A-level students

PUBLISHED: 14:19 15 August 2013

Dan Rember with his student survival kit

Dan Rember with his student survival kit


OFF to university after collecting your A-level results?

An entrepreneurial student from Brookmans Park has launched his own business helping to prepare teenagers for university life.

Dan Rember, of Westland Drive, started his business, which sells all-in-one packs to first year students.

The 21-year-old said: “You get bedding, kitchen stuff, a can opener, potato peeler... basically everything you need when you leave home.

“But it all comes in one handy package. I got the idea when I thought I was moving away.”

Mr Rember, who studies business at the University of Hertfordshire in Hatfield, originally won a place to study at Newcastle University, but decided to stay closer to home after becoming a father during his first year.

He is currently on a placement year at Marks & Spencer in Canterbury.

“I have learnt about product knowledge, handling stock and how to deal with customers, which has helped with the business,” he said.

The packs cost £80 each or can be split into two for bedroom or kitchen essentials, which cost £40 each.

Mr Rember said he hopes to see an increase in sales after A-level results are announced and students get ready for university.

“It is all going really well, we’ve received our first orders and have some really nice testimonials to put online,” he said.

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