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Thursday, June 14, 2007
Manchester company to aid student charity

Manchester-based Web site Sell Student Books.com today announced its collaboration with students’ charity UNIAID.  Both organisations aim to help students manage the financial challenges of higher education.


Sell Student Books.com and UNIAID are working together to give users of the charity’s Student Survivor game (www.studentsurvivor.org.uk) the opportunity to win one of six impressive student survival kits which will include a top of the range laptop, a stylish laptop bag and an all-terrain mountain bike.


Launched earlier this year, Sell Student Books.com enables students and graduates to save money by buying or selling unwanted academic books.


The company’s founder, Mark Fraser, set up the business with the aim of helping tackle the problem of rising student debt. He is supporting UNIAID because he believes in the charity’s vision which is to promote ‘a world with neither practical nor financial barriers to individual fulfilment of potential via higher education.’


“Graduates are leaving university with an average debt of £13,252. The support UNIAID gives to students, by offering financial advice, awareness and direct assistance is vital,” said Fraser. 


“Our aim is to show students that there is a value in the books they no longer use. Making them aware of this may help towards elevating the financial burdens of higher education.”


Sell Student Books.com has a database of over 700,000 books covering every college and university course in the UK.




Notes to editor:

Sell Student Books.com is the first commercial Web site linked to innovative mobile phone ISBN search technology to specialise in giving past and present students the opportunity to buy and sell used academic books. www.sellstudentbooks.com



UNIAID is an independent national charity that aims to help students cope with financial hurdles to higher education with online tools, interactive teaching resources and accommodation bursaries. Student Survivor is supported by HSBC. For more information please visit: www.uniaid.org.uk


For more press information contact John Butters or Faye Burton at Bell Pottinger North on (01625) 506444 or email fburton@bellpottingernorth.co.uk



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