Making the most of your student discount

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Today we’re sharing our helpful guide on the different places you can use your student discount. 

Balancing a budget at university can be challenging, particularly when living costs are rising. It’s important to take advantage of the money saving opportunities available to you, and this includes making the most of your student discount. 

Since it can be hard to keep track of what companies are offering student discounts, and how you can claim yours, so we’ve put together this handy list: 

  • Take advantage of a range of student discounts by signing up to TOTUM, a student discount card and app that gives you access to offers on food and essentials, tech, travel and home delivery. You can also use your TOTUM discount for 10% off at the Co-op. 
  • Sign up to UNiDAYS, a discount website available for free for students across the world. You can get discounts on food and drink, fashion, technology, health and fitness and more. 
  • If you need a new PC or laptop, both Dell and Apple offer hardware discounts for students. 
  • If you need access to software, Office 365 is available to all University of Reading students provides access to free software and AppsAnywhere is a web based tool which provides access to software applications you use for studying. 
  • Amazon and Spotify offer student discounts on all of their annual and monthly plans. 

Sometimes discounts and money saving tips are not enough on their own, and you might find you need some extra financial support or guidance. If this is the case for you, visit the Cost of Living pages on Essentials, the University’s guide on making the most of your money, and RUSU’s Money Advice pages for information on the financial support and advice services available to you.

Make sure to also sign up to the Student Life ‘Coping with the Cost of Living’ event for even more Cost of Living advice and support! This event will be taking place on 30 November, from 12pm until 5pm in 3Sixty, RUSU. The event will involve a series of workshops throughout the day designed to offer advice and to help you to discover the support available from the University. There will also be a ‘Coping with the Cost of Living’ panel session hosted by Professor Elizabeth McCrum (Pro-Vice Chancellor (Education & Student Experience)) with guests including Student Financial Services, RUSU Money Advice, and RUSU President Sheldon Allen. This event will also be fully catered, so make sure to sign up.

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