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Monday 29 September 2014

Our Top 10 Clubs (And Discounts!)

Clubs are a defining feature of the FlatClub platform and club membership comes with many benefits.

Wait, what are clubs exactly? Very simply, clubs on FlatClub are private networks, most often for University or Corporate communities. To join a club we need to verify your affiliation to that network by email address or your social graph. There are over 400 clubs active now on FlatClub with a regular flow of new requests.

Ok, so why have clubs? Club membership simply adds another dimension to the matchmaking process for short term accommodation. Both guests and hosts can verify their identities and affiliations to a network others know and trust. Discerning hosts can limit the visibility of their flat posting to certain clubs if they wish.

Clubs on the site also enable FlatClub to better serve our University and Corporate client partners. (psst! all club members get a booking discount and the more members there are the larger the discount!) Learn more about our partnership services for Corporate and University communities.

How about joining a club? These are the top 10 clubs by membership at present. And if yours isn’t on this list search for your club here.

1. LBS Club
London Business School is where FlatClub began & is an exceptional business school in Europe.

2. INSEAD Club
INSEAD is widely considered to be one of the best business schools in the world, and is based in Fountainebleau but maintains campuses in Singapore & Abu Dhabi.

3. Columbia Club
Columbia University is based in New York, and is one of the oldest Ivy League universities in the United States.

4. ESCP Club
ESCP Europe is a world famous business school with campuses located throughout the continent - in France, Germany, the UK, Spain & Italy.

5. LSE Club
The London School of Economics is located in central London that emphasizes the social sciences.

6. UCL Club
University College London was the very first university institution in London, and is considered one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

7. WHU Club
Otto Beisheim School of Management is the foremost business school in Germany, and has one of the best EMBA programs in Europe.

8. King’s College Club
King’s College based in London is a popular destination for scholars, and is considered one of the top universities in the world.

9. IESE Club
IESE Business School is a highly regarded business school based in Spain with a campus in New York.

10. Imperial College Club
Imperial College in London is consistently ranked among the best universities in the world with highly valued graduates.

So you’ve joined a club on FlatClub - congratulations! You can now enjoy all the benefits of club membership such as more trust on the site, an exclusive network of flats, and of course, special prices.

Now, what next? Keeping in mind that the bigger the club, the higher the discounts, it’s time to grow your club.

It’s simple to grow your club via social networks like Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. We make it easy to share your club via all these networks.

Click here and see how.
You can also get in touch with your university to help spread the word about the club through your network. Universities & professional organizations are happy to share discounts & deals for their associates & partners through their websites & portals.

Alternatively, you can use portal, an intranet, or anywhere where your network gathers to post about your club on FlatClub - like a virtual pin board.

The benefits of being a club member are great - the benefits of being a member of a large club are even better! So, get that club growing and start to reap the rewards.