We are a UK based leading educational print publishing company, specialising in university and college branded bespoke student notebooks. Founded in 2008, our vision was to put a free notebook in the hands of every student. The secret of our success lies in a new kind of notebook, created in partnership with the world’s top undergraduate/graduate employers.

Our unique design patented Smart Notebooks are tailored to meet the needs of each individual university. They feature a customised cover page, up to 32 pages of bespoke university content, a monthly academic planner, term or semester timetable pages and 160 lined ruled note pages in multi-subject format featuring die-cut tab section dividers customised with university content. This enable universities to include their own branding and targeted information.

Our bespoke notebooks are an effective communication tool for prospective, new, and returning students throughout the academic year. 


The story of Smart Notebooks began in the classroom, with our ambition to meet the needs of all students with a simple yet effective product. Achieving first prize at the University of Gloucestershire’s Annual Business Plan Competition in 2009 enabled us to bring our Smart Notebook initiative to life. In just a few years we have grown into a leading student notebook company, having delivered over one million notebooks to more than 50 universities across the UK.

We pride ourselves on working with some of the world’s most prestigious institutions including the University of Oxford, the University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, University College London, the London School of Economics and King’s College London.


Continuing positive feedback from students and universities has enabled us to develop our distribution networks. We now deliver our customised notebooks worldwide through our local subsidiary companies in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Dubai.

Our highly experienced, creative, diligent and passionate team is willing to go the extra mile. We love working with universities who are looking to create something extra special and deliver more than just a notebook. We don’t just make notebooks…we make an impact.


We are proud of our robust processes and deliver the highest standards of quality in all our student notebooks, diaries and planner projects. We also pride ourselves on the recognition our green philosophy has achieved, maintaining our ISO 9001 quality management certification from the BSI.


  • We believe in creating a socially responsible brand and a sustainable product.
  • We produce our premium quality student notebooks using 100% recycled paper made from post-consumer waste, FSC certified sustainable paper and eco-friendly water based inks. We have implemented ISO 14001 environmental management standard from BSI for our manufacturing process.
  • We recycle all manufacturing and packaging waste.
  • We undergo regular audits – Smart Notebooks is certified by renowned international certification organisation, BSI.
  • We educate our employees, suppliers and customers on environmentally-friendly approach to business. We demand that our partners meet the same high environmental standards as we do.

Corporate Social Responsibility

We believe in giving something back to our local community. We are proud to support Save The Children UK, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and a local community school in Gloucestershire, donating one penny to both good causes for every notebook we sell.

In addition, we supply free notebooks and educational books to under privileged school children in Gloucestershire.

”Our students are very pleased with their Smart Notebooks, which look good, provide useful information
and are also very functional. It was easy to engage with the very professional production process which
helped ensure a personalised product of real value.”

Joyce LewisUniversity of Southampton
Years of Experience
Universities & Colleges
Notebooks delivered
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