As a student it can be challenging trying to afford all the amazing things that the city of Manchester has to offer. Therefore, I have compiled a list of all the best student discount offers to help your loan stretch further – Student Intern, Francesca Berry
- Food In Advance
Not many UoM students are aware that they can save 10% on food and drink across campus by paying with their student ID card. Simply top up your student ID card at one of UoM’s food outlets or online at The University of Manchester estore. Food In Advance is a quick and easy method of payment, as it saves you carrying around cash and will help you budget your loan. For more information visit: http://www.foodoncampus.manchester.ac.uk/food-in-advance/
- The University of Manchester’s Exclusive Discounts
Simply for being a student at UoM you are entitled to exclusive deals negotiated by the university. This includes discounted meals at Cloud 23 and a Bear Grylls fitness session with Oxygen Freejumping for a lower cost. Find out more at: http://www.studentsupport.manchester.ac.uk/finances/money-matters/mypages/mydeals/
- The Student FOMO
Have a look at ‘The Student FOMO’ on Facebook and Twitter. This is ran by our own Students’ Union and offers some great deals, including discounted Man City football tickets. Info: https://twitter.com/thestudentfomo
Check out TOTUM, the UK’s #1 exclusive student discount card and app approved by NUS. TOTUM is home to a large range of discounted big name brands and buisnesses such as Asos, Boohoo and Pizza Express. Fancy heading to the Trafford Centre to watch a film at the Odeon? Get 25% off the ticket price with TOTUM. Sign up for free today at: https://www.totum.com/
- Uni Days
UniDays is another great website with lots of student discount offers on pretty much every brand you would want as a student. For example, they offer up to 36% off HP computers. Sign up for free on the website using your University of Manchester email address: https://www.myunidays.com/GB/en-GB/content/about
- Student Beans
Partnered with 650 of the biggest businesses and brands across fashion, food, technology, entertainment and more, Student Beans is yet another website that offers fantastic student discount.
- National Rail 16-25 Railcard
Travel frequently on the train? For just £30 a year get 1/3 off rail fares with a 16-25 Railcard! Purchase online at: https://www.16-25railcard.co.uk/
- Stagecoach Bus Pass
Want to make great savings on bus travel throughout Greater Manchester? Save over 50% on student unlimited bus travel with Stage Coach. Buy online at: https://www.stagecoachbus.com/students
- The Dealer App
Want to eat out for a discounted price whilst also donating to charity? Each day The Dealer offers a limited amount of discount codes for restaurants and cafes across Manchester. As a bonus, each time you use the app, The Dealer makes a contribution to the Share the Meal Initiative (run by the World Food Programme). For every three times you use the app, The Dealer will donate enough money to feed one child for an entire day. So not only are you saving your pennies, you are also helping those across the world who need it most. We would recommend using the app at the Kro Bar on Oxford Road, opposite the Ali G.
- EATMCR Card
EATMCR supports some of the best independent cafes and restaurants in the city, including the Yard and Coop. The card is loaded with £100 for food and drink from the selected venues. You can either pay £25 upfront for a three month membership or £9 per month for 3 months. Either way, the EATMCR card saves you over £70! Check out their Instagram for some amazing food pics and for more information on the card visit https://www.eatmcr.com/
- Student Art Pass
Art fund are offering something different in the form of a Student Art Pass. For just £5, this pass will grant you free access to over 240 museums, galleries and historic houses across the UK. 50% off entry to the Imperial War Museum North in Salford is included within the Student Art Pass, which is definitely worth a visit.
- Student Universe
Visit Student Universe for cheap student flights, hotels, tours and activities. This website is perfect if you are looking to do some travelling in summer or after uni. Get £10 off your first flight booked online! https://www.studentuniverse.co.uk/
- Taste Card
For some amazing savings on food and drink in Manchester, get yourself a Tastecard. Savings include 50% off or 2 for 1 at 124 restaurants in Manchester, such as Zizzi and Bella Italia. Find out more at: https://www.tastecard.co.uk/restaurants/Manchester-Greater-Manchester-England
- Manchester Student Social
On the 24th September 2019 make sure you get yourself to the Arndale for the Manchester Student Social, 12pm-8pm. There is live music and amazing discount in most of the shops inside the Arndale Centre, including TopShop.
- Manchester Student Discount Book
At the Fresher’s Fair during Welcome Week make sure you pick up a Manchester Student Discount Book for some fantastic discounts and offers at venues across the city.