A new student’s guide to the best books, hangouts, sales, and jobs to help pay the bills and cover food costs.

University Student Guide - UK

Fun, nerve-wracking, difficult, and brilliant for a student! Your parents can rest easy knowing that when the time comes for you to go out on your own, you will return home running.

At the same time, you make some of your closest friends and experience things you’ll never forget. It’s not cheap, and it’s not fun to be short on funds while also needing direction and being unable to afford the miraculous appearance of hot meals and freshly ironed bedding.

Here’s a list of where students can find those significant savings, helpful information, and the tools they’ll need (give it two months, and you won’t remember what iron is).


Banks & Bills

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

Barclays bank logo University Student Guide - UK
  • Bank of Scotland
  • Santander
  • Natwest
  • RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland)
  • Halifax

Cook Books

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

Appliances & Household

University Student Guide - UK


Check out your checklist here! Print it off and start your packing!


My days of living off of Waitrose, M&S, and my mother’s home-cooked dinners are over now that I’m a broke college student.

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!

Student Discount Cards

  • 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 save up to 40% at all your favorite brands…. Student Discount Search Tool.

Student Job/Intern sites

  • 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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