We know heading back to school or university can be a bit daunting; the looming deadlines, leaving your family home for the first time and being constantly broke.
But it doesn’t have to be all that bad. Many retailers across the country offer students some of the best deals on all the student essentials, such as tech, fashion, beauty and food.
Some retailers offer students discounts in stores or directly on their site, or you can claim them via student-focused websites such as Unidays, Student Beans or NUS (the Totum card - the new name for the NUS Extra Card), which requires you to show a valid card to redeem a discount.
Whichever way you want to shop, there are plenty of brands with great discounts.
We’ve rounded up some of the best deals available so you can concentrate on being a student without having to worry about over-spending.
Top tip: if your favourite retailer isn’t on this list, do ask the cashier if they offer a student discount - they can only say no.
This back-to-school season, look no further than ASOS for all your essentials. Luckily, if you’re a student, you can claim 10% off via the ASOS Student Validation Form via Unidays, or by entering your NUS student card number at check out.
Hershel Supply Co Classic Pink Backpack | £40 | Shop now
For ultra-cool kicks and laid back street wear, students can take advantage of 30% off all items (including sale!) on the Adidas website using a Unidays code. The only catch is that you’ll have to be quick. The discount is only running for a limited time and will expire on 30 September 2019.
Adidas Ultraboost 19 | £159.95 | Shop now
If you are a school or university student, you can benefit from a plethora of deals on Amazon Student, including 6 months’ free Amazon Music, 10% off books and free Kindle Unlimited for 3 months, as well as free one-day delivery. All you need to do is sign up for the 6-month free trial of Amazon Student (which will then be £3.99 thereafter).
Kitchencraft Colourworks Non-Stick Crepe Pan | £9.95 | Shop now
Lucky students can save up to £1,000 on all PCs on the Dell website. All you have to do use sign up to Studentbeans using your university or school email address and redeem the code.
Dell Inspiron 14 5000 | from £699 | Shop now
Stay on top of the trends without breaking the bank by using your student ID card in any Topshop or Topman to receive 10% off in store. You can also benefit from the student discount when you log in to your account online.
Black Contrast Stitch Utility Trousers | £42 | Shop now
If you love Apple products, you’re in luck. All you need to do is flash your NUS card in store to get 10% on a new Mac. If you buy something at the start of the academic year, you can get a pair of free Beats headphones worth £250 and 20% off Applecare. The offer ends on 17 October 2019. There’s also 50% off Apple Music, making the subscription service £4.99 a month.
Apple 13 Inch Macbook Air | £1,099 | Shop now
Beauty lovers, rejoice. Benefit Cosmetics is offering students 10% off all products online. To redeem the discount, all you need to do is download the Unidays app and sign up using your university email address. Although this deal cannot be used alongside any other Benefit Cosmetics discount.
Hoola Limited Edition Jumbo Size | £38 | Shop now
If you want to treat yourself to a new phone, tablet or wearable gadget for the new school/university year, Samsung is offering 10% off its whole product range. All you have to do is register and verify with Unidays or log in if you already have an account.
Galaxy Tab S5e | £429 | Shop now
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