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Wish moving into halls was stress-free? Northumbria students' new business can help you out


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Three university students have launched an online business aimed at making settling in to life at university as easy as possible for new students.

Paccup is the brainchild of Northumbria University students Craig De Vere and brothers Sam and Tom Chambers, and provides everything undergraduates need when moving into their halls of residence.

The business, which is being mentored by Ross Leventhal, the owner of the Yorkshire Linen Co, has already won the support and backing of Universities in the Yorkshire area.

Craig, Sam and Tom came up with the idea while mulling over ideas for aa business venture aimed at the student market.

There are three Paccups for students to choose from – bedroom, bathroom and kitchen - and contain items relevant for each room, including duvet, pillows, pans, cutlery, towels, and other essentials needed to make the transition from home to university as smooth as possible.

Once an order for a Paccup has been received and paid for, the Paccup is then dispatched to the relevant university to await the student’s arrival.

Prices range from £20 for a bathroom Paccup to £120 for 'The Complete Paccup', which includes everything you're likely to need in your hall's bedroom, kitchen and bathroom.

Craig, 20, said: “Like millions of students before us, once Sam, Tom and I arrived at our halls of residence we then made the obligatory trip to the shops to buy the essentials.

“Moving to university for the first time is stressful. Instead of trudging around the streets we would have sooner been socialising with our peers and exploring our new surroundings.

“Paccup takes part of this stress away by eliminating the 'boring' part. It provides students with a convenient solution to get all the essentials needed for their new kitchen, bathroom and bedroom and also bring them a touch of home comforts.”

Further information about Paccup is available from its website.

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