15 Ways Being A Student Actually Saves You Money

The UK is a great place to study, and not only for the good fame of its universities. Although expensive, especially if you live in the capital, student life is blessed with many rewards - from transports to theatre tickets. The classic route to claim your discount is to show your student ID, but you can also apply for some good alternatives (some of them lasting even slightly longer than your academic year!). The NUS card, available for all students and apprentices, and the Student Oyster card (complete with an expiry date, therefore as valid as any other student ID) are just the most popular forms of identification, together with some student apps like UniDays.

The average discount is 10% off, however some businesses choose to go the extra mile and, in some case, up to 25% off. Our top 15 is focused on shopping, food, supplies and more, since student life is about other perks, too!


Austin Reed

The reference point for classy and yet smart answer is happy to welcome young customers, offering a 15% off with NUS Extra.


Classy move to take your outfit to the next level, Bench (available at House of Fraser) will give a boost to your everyday shopping thanks to a 25% off with NUS Extra.


Not just for everyday clothes, but especially for fancy dresses, Coast will make sure you look cut for the party with a 15%-20% off any purchase with NUS Extra.

Dorothy Perkins

Dorothy Perkins is already a joy for its amazing sales; and yet, it offers an all-year 15% off any purchase for all students.

French Connection

Stylish and witty, this brand will make anyone who strives to stand out fall in love with the catalogue. 15% off with NUS card to kickstart your new wardrobe.


GAP doesn’t really need an introduction, but it can’t hurt to remind all students they can get a 15% off.

Claire's Accessories

No outfit is perfect without accessories. Claire’s eclectic selection will make this brand appealing to almost everyone, plus, a 15% off with NUS Extra card (and the usual 10% with a regular student ID) will make this stop a must.



Maybe not quite as fashionable as the rest of the list, but definitely an essential for students, the most beloved stationary shop offers a classic 10% off any purchase, but also a 12.5% off with NUS Extra.


Any student that doesn’t make use of Amazon is definitely missing out on a great opportunity. You can get free one-day delivery and half off a Prime membership as a student! Amazon is a great place to find books, supplies and anything you’ll need for the school year.

Adobe Creative Cloud

While traditional school supplies like paper and pens is important, this is 2018, so the right tools and tech is a must. Get Adobe Creative Cloud with a massive student discount of 60% off now!


Don’t be the only one in Uni without a new Macbook. Get a 10% student discount on laptops and macs!


Dominos Pizza

Uni wouldn’t be the same without those late pizza nights when studying. Get 35% off all online purchases over £25 or more.

Bella Italia

Time for an Italian break at one of the most popular Italian chains: 20% off your bill with a UCAS card and a spectacular 50% off on selected ‘student nights’.


A real treat for sushi lovers, YoSushi might not come cheap for a student’s pockets, but a 25% off with NUS Extra will make the difference.

The Cooperative

Have a student card? Save on grocery shopping and get 10% off real food instead of eating in the food hall.

Life can be sweet for students, too!