Many businesses in the UK offer special deals to students. Good places to keep an eye on are two free websites, UniDays and StudentBeans. They also have apps install them on your phones. Use your university email to validate the accounts with those websites. There, you will find special deals on clothes, beauty and fitness products, computers, hotels, gym membership, broadband contracts, Spotify and Apple Music and more. For in-store shopping, upload your photo to an app to create a virtual student ID – it is accepted in various stores.
Microsoft Office 365 is free to students saving you £79.99 per year. Use your university email address to activate a free licence.
For student deals on textbooks, both printed and ebooks, go to Hive.co.uk. If your order is more than £50, Brown's Books for Students will be cheaper for printed books.
The Oxford University Press and SAGE offer discounts on their own titles.
Student and graduate bank accounts come with free overdrafts and freebies. For advice, check Which? a leading consumer magazine, or the Money Saving Expert website. Student bank accounts review
Do you have travel plans? A railcard may pay for itself after your first journey. If you live in London and have an Oyster annual pass with the Gold Card, your student railway card will cost you only £10.
If you are thinking about travelling to the continent for holiday, using an Interrail student discount would make your train adventure more affordable.
Most public libraries offer free online access to many international newspapers and magazines via RBdigital service.
The best museums are free except special exhibitions. Many of those attractions which charge for entry, offer buy one get one free tickets to visitors who travel by train.
Virtually all theatres and cinemas offer lower prices to students – always ask. In addition, StudentBeans has an extensive list of theatre and concert student deals.
Up to 10% off Macs and iPads for students, teachers, and parents of students throughout the year. In September and October, Apple has additional promotions for students, e.g. free headphones with every purchased computer. Go to the Apple for Education website. You’ll be asked to sign up (or log in) to the discount scheme Unidays using your uni email address for verification. The education discounts will then be automatically applied.