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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!

Teenage students using laptops in the library

As a student, it’s exciting, challenging, nerve-wracking, and brilliant! Parents may relax knowing you’ll eventually come running home when it’s your turn to go out on your own. You make some of your best friends and create memories you will never forget. But it’s not cheap, and life stinks when you’re short on cash, need guidance, and can’t afford the miraculous apparition of hot meals and freshly pressed sheets. (Give it 2 months, and you won’t remember what iron is.) Here’s a rundown of where to find those sweet discounts, valuable information for students, and the materials they’ll need.



UK banks that support students (Because we often go into our overdrafts)

Barclays bank logo
  • 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!


Now that I’m a poor college student, I can no longer count on Waitrose, M&S, or my mother’s home-cooked meals as my primary food sources.



aldi store shop



Discounts & Take-Out:

There will always be mornings after a hefty drinking session when the thought of doing anything more than lying in bed seems overwhelming. Helpful, thank you!

Just Eat
  • Bolt Food
  • Uber Eats
  • Dominos (On Tuesdays)


  • Railcard – A 16-25 Railcard costs just £30, saving you 1/3 on rail fares throughout Great Britain for a whole year.
  • Student Beans – Valid 2016. All student discount offers & voucher codes. Sign up and discover the latest student All discount today.
  • UNIDAYS -Get FREE, instant access to the 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 new lottery students developed 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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