These are the essential student discounts that you need to cash in on pronto

ASOS, Spotify, Amazon - they're all here...

ASOS, Spotify, Amazon - they're all here...

Words by Roisin Kelly

With A-level results coming out last week and summer drawing to an end, everyone’s feeling excited about heading off to their retrospective universities. Regardless of where you’re off to, student life is undeniably expensive; the endless nights out, paying for your own meals and the responsibility of rent can all really take their toll on your bank account. In fact, for most people, university is all about crying into your pot noodles with your friends about how you're going to make rent.

One serious perk of university life has to be the student discounts - take it from people who are no longer students - this is something you need to cherish. So from ASOS to Apple, we’ve compiled a list of the best student discounts available and how you can access them...

ASOS Kick off student life by splurging on a brand new wardrobe. Sign up with your university email address online and ASOS will give you 10% off all your purchases until you graduate.

LookFantastic Get your beauty fix on a student budget. LookFantastic offer a 10% discount code when you register with UNiDAYS. Keep an eye out at the beginning of term too, as they often offer double student discount for a limited time.

Paperchase Because chic new stationary at the beginning of term is essential! Sign up to UNiDAYS and you can get 10% off all full price products online.

Amazon Register with Amazon as a Prime Student and you’ll get some serious perks, starting with a six-month free trial, including Unlimited One-Day Delivery and access Prime Video and Prime Music. Following the end of the trial period, you’ll be given Prime membership for half the price; £39/year instead of the usual £72.

Gourmet Burger Kitchen Help cure your hangover with a GBK burger, minus the guilt of a hefty bill. Simply download the Gourmet Burger Kitchen app and you’ll benefit from an exclusive 25% off food discount, as well as other offers and even the occasional freebie.

PureGym You can maintain your fitness routine whilst studying thanks to PureGym, who offer up to 30% off fixed-term memberships and 10% off rolling monthly memberships via UNiDAYS.

Topshop Sign up with Student Beans for an exclusive student code, giving you a 10% discount at Topshop, in-store and online.

Spotify Get your hands on a TOTUM card (the new name for NUS Extra) and Spotify will give you 50% off their Premium membership, giving you unlimited access to music with no ads for just £4.99 per month.

Deliveroo Bond with your new flatmates over a takeaway with Deliveroo’s exclusive introductory offer for students. Register with UNiDAYS for £4 off your first order and £2.50 off your second. (Minimum spend is required.)

MAC Student life doesn’t have to mean the end of Ruby Woo. Use your UNiDAYS account for 10% off MAC Cosmetics when shopping online.

Rush Hair Get 10% knocked off your hair or beauty treatment with an NUS card and 25% off with TOTUM. Just make sure you bring your student ID card along to your appointment.

Superdrug Everyone’s partial to a Superdrug haul, so why not save 10% as a student? Sign up for a Superdrug Health & Beauty Card and present a valid UNiDAYS ID or TOTUM card to earn your discount.

Waterstones Good news for English Literature students! Waterstones offer a 10% discount online with UNiDAYS. Or, you can download the Waterstones app to earn 10 points for every £1 spent in-store with their Student Rewards feature.

Adidas Apply your UNiDAYS code at checkout and Adidas will give you 15% off when shopping online.

National Express Save money on your coach trip home at the end of term. TOTUM cardholders can get an exclusive 20% discount on travel across the UK with National Express coaches.

Apple Sign up for a NUS TOTUM card and you’ll be eligible for Apple’s ‘special education pricing’. This includes up to 10% discount on Mac, 5% on iPad, 20% on Apple Care and 10% on accessories. Perfect if you’re looking for a new laptop for uni.

Happy shopping.

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