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If you are a new student, this will be your bible, a list of books and places to know as well as cheap deals and jobs to get you your meals!

Being a student it’s new, fighting, scary and AWESOME! Your own time to embrace independence is a chance for parents to sit back and think… “Yap they will come running home.” You have the best years of your lives, meet your greatest peeps and have memories that you will cherish forever.

But it’s not cheap… and life sucks when you’re broke, need help, advice and sometimes those meals that appear on the table or clean ironed clothes that appear on your bed. (Yeah, give it 2 months, and you will forget what iron is…) Here is a list of resources to what you need and where to get the awesome deals and student details!



UK banks that support students (Because we go into our overdrafts a lot…)

  • Bank of Scotland
  • Santander
  • Natwest
  • RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland)
  • Halifax


These books are rated by far the student cooking survival escapes!


IKEA ALL THE WAY! Check out your checklist here! Print it off and start your packing!


As a student, there is no more Waitrose, M & S and home-cooked mum’s meals, so these shops are what to target for, super cheap, tasty and good quality!



aldi store shop



TAKE OUT & Discounts: You will always have those massive hangovers where you cannot move and even think that changing is too much! This will be mega helpful!

Just Eat


  • Railcard – A 16-25 Railcard costs just £30 and it’ll save you 1/3 on rail fares throughout Great Britain for a whole year.
  • Student Beans – Valid 2016 All student discounts, offers & voucher codes. Sign up and discover the latest student All discount today.
  • UNIDAYS -Get FREE, instant access to student discount. Join us today, and start saving with big retailers like ASOS, Topshop, Cath Kidston, Urban Outfitters and LOADS.
  • NUS – Find Discounts. Search our discounts. Hit enter to search. Beauty Eating Out Entertainment Fashion … 25% off student ticket prices at ODEON. Entertainment …

Student Advantage Card – Get your FREE Student Card today and enjoy up to 40% off at all the brands you …. Find your local student discounts using our: Student Discount Search Tool.


  • UNI Lotto – Play the Unilotto, the brand new lottery developed by students for students.
  • Student Jobs– Welcome to StudentJob UK! The student jobs website to find part-time jobs, temporary jobs for students and internships throughout the year across the UK.
  • Student BeansFind the latest Jobs for students
  • E4s – Most visited UK student jobs website helping students find part-time jobs, temporary job vacancies, internships & graduate jobs during Christmas & Summer.
  • Gradintel – Revolutionising student and graduate recruitment – we connect talent with the best employment and further study opportunities.
  • GRB – GRB is a specialist recruitment service that can help you find student jobs, internships and placements. NOW GO NUTS!

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