Student Discount: Updated 2021 Guide

Student? Recent graduate? Have access to an “ac.uk” email address? You can get student discount!! With a university degree costing £9,000+ a year you might as well reap all the benefits you can! You can claim student discount with the student cards, apps and promo codes below.

Carry on reading to find out about all the ways that you can claim student discount…

Student Discount

Student Discounts with the Totum Card

The Totum Card (previously NUS extra) is the most popular student discount card in the UK. It provides you with discounts for over 200 retailers (in the UK) and also includes a FREE International Student Identity Card (ISIC). TOTUM puts all the best student coupons, vouchers and discounts right where you want them – in your pocket. Buy a 2-year TOTUM membership card today and they will include an extra year FOR FREE!

Totum discounts include: 

  • 6 months free trial of Amazon Prime + 50% off after the free trial
  • 40% off Pizza Express
  • 25% off ODEON (Mon-Thur)
    20% off National Express & Eurolines
  • 12% off the 16-25 Railcard
  • £10% off Co-op
  • 10% off ASOS
  • 10% off Megabus
  • Urban outfitters discount codes

ISIC discounts include:

  • 30% off Lonely Planet
  • 25% off Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted Express
  • 20% off Eurolines
  • 15% off Go Ape
  • 5% off Homestay

At £12 for 1 year (£32 for 3 years) this card is definitely worth considering… especially if you’re about to graduate and aren’t yet ready to say goodbye to your beloved student discount. To apply for your NUS Extra card, just head over to the NUS Extra website and click “buy your Totum card now”.


Download the UNiDAYS app

The UNiDAYS app provides all the benefits of having student discount in a convenient (and FREE) app. You don’t get a physical card with unidays – just download the UNiDAYS app.

Student discounts you can claim on UNiDAYS include:

  • Urban Outfitters student discount (10%) – make sure to sign up the UO rewards too
  • 10% discount at Asos
  • Up to 10% at Apple
  • 40% off at The Protein Works
  • Lovehoney discount of 20%
  • Free delivery on Boohoo.com

Since all you need is the app on your mobile device, you always have access to your discount. Therefore, UNiDAYS is a must-have for any UK student who enjoys the odd treat.

Download UNiDAYS


Invest in a 16-25 Railcard

If you frequently travel by train you really should consider investing in a railcard. This card will give you 1/3 off standard anytime, off-peak, standard advanced and first-class advanced fares. If you know you’ll be studying for the next 3 years (and getting lots of trains in that time), you might want to consider the £70 card, as it will save you an additional £20 in the long run.

Buying a railcard will cost you £30 for a year (£70 for 3 years). But if you’re going to be spending £90+ a year on train travel it’s well worth investing in this! Have an NUS/Totum card? You can benefit from 12% off your 16-25 Railcard.

Get your 16-25 Railcard


Oyster Photocard for Students

The Oyster Photocard for students offers 30% off the price of adult-rate Travelcards and Bus & Tram Pass season tickets. To be eligible for the card you must be over 18, live at a London address during term time, be in full-time education, or on a mandatory work placement in London.

Make sure to read the terms and conditions carefully so that your application goes through smoothly. As there are a number of specific instructions to follow regarding your photograph and other details.

At the price of £20, the Oyster Photocard for students is well worth considering! Have a 16-25 railcard? Make sure to link it up to your Oyster Card and it’ll lower the price you pay!


Amazon Prime Student

You can get a 6 month FREE trial of Prime Student. Prime allows you to stream TV shows and movies, get unlimited One-Day Delivery on millions of items, access songs and playlists (ad-free!) and get early access to Lightning deals. With Prime Student you can also access exclusive student offers including 10% off textbooks from Amazon. Moreover, after your trial is over, prime will cost you half the standard price (£39 a year). However, you can cancel anytime!

Get Amazon Prime Student


Voucher Codes Student Deals

VoucherCodes.co.uk is the UK’s biggest voucher code website! Shopping through their site offers you the opportunity to get money-off codes, great deals and rewards (usually in the form of a gift card). In addition, if you’re a student, you’ll be able to access VC students. This means even bigger discounts, the occasional competition and #FOMOFriday.

#FOMOFriday is a weekly discount deal (exclusive to students) that starts at 11am every Friday. These deals often include a £10 gift card when you spend £10 on a selected retailer. But you need to be quick as these offers are always limited to the first 100 or so students.

Visit Voucher Codes Students


Free Microsoft Office for students and teachers

Students (and teachers) can download the entire Office software suite – including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote, Publisher and Access – on up to five PCs or Macs! To get access to Microsoft Office enter your academic email address on the Office website. You’ll need to log in through your institution’s online portal and if you’re eligible, you’ll be redirected to a page where you can download the software.

You can also get 1TB of free online storage (1000 gigabytes) through OneDrive (others only have access to 5GB free). 


More Freebies and Discounts for Students

Worried about how you’re going to eat, drink, exercise and afford Christmas on your (slightly less than comfortable) student budget? These tips might help you…

How to get FREE food ?

Fitness on a budget ?

Earn Amazon gift cards for Christmas ?

Get £50 off your Energy Bill ⚡

Effortless Ways to Earn Money ?


Request a student discount code

For a limited time only I’m offering to share my student discount with a number of you. Tweet me at @beemoneysavvy and I will share with you the discounts below:

  • Urban outfitters promo code
  • Topshop discount code
  • My mindful chef promo code
  • Dominos discount code for 35% off when you spend £25
  • Asos student discount
  • Nike promo code

Additionally, try to combine your discount with high street seasonal sales and other promotional offers to maximise your discount. Have you been cashing in on your student discount left, right, and centre? Let us know the best student discount you’ve bagged in the comments below.


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