Summer as a student can go a number of ways. Some people stay in their uni town/city and spend their time working, getting a job and trying to make the most of the free time. Others head home for the summer and move back in with family, maybe returning to their old jobs and catching up with school friends. Either way, a balance of work and play is possible, but without a student loan drop in the middle of July, being able to afford the things that make a great summer can be hard. So I’ve done some digging and have compiled a successful list of must-have student discounts for this summer so that you and your friends can create memories to last a lifetime!
LNER RAILWAY: 40% STUDENT DISCOUNT (through UniDAYS)
Fancying a weekend away with your mates, or even a solo adventure? This summer, LNER trains are offering 40% student discount on Standard Advance Tickets in the UK. The discount is subject to terms
and conditions, but I’m going to simplify this down for you. The discount can be applied on any single or return trips from 7th June t0 31st July. The discount cannot be used in combination with a railcard; however, a railcard is only 1/3 off so this discount is more effective. If you aren’t travelling to Scotland, you can also use the discount until the 26th August.
The discount is valid to the following locations: Edinburgh, Alnmouth, Berwick, Newcastle, Durham, Darlington, Northallerton, York, Doncaster, Retford, Newark Northgate, Wakefield Westgate, Leeds, Hull, Bradford, Lincoln, Grantham, Peterborough, Stevenage, London King’s Cross.
TRAINLINE: 20% off 16-25 Railcard (through Student Beans)
Is it coming to that time of year when your railcard needs renewing? Don’t risk the fares, because Trainline has our backs and is offering a 20% discount for students when they renew or purchase their railcard via the Trainline app. That’s a decent saving of £6 off your railcard, giving you 30% off train rides for the next year!
HOTEL DISCOUNT (through UniDAYS and Student Beans)
If you are a student and looking for somewhere to stay while availing of these travel discounts, make sure to check out stays for your chosen location via websites like Hotels.com, as they currently offer a 10% student discount, as well as a stamps reward scheme.
GREENE KING: 20% OFF FOOD AND DRINK (through Student Beans)
It’s officially pub garden season, but just because you’re a student doesn’t mean you have to miss out! Greene King are offering 20% off orders over £5 under £20 including both food and drinks!
The discount is available to use at a wide selection of pubs across the country, and the list can be found here: https://www.studentbeans.com/blog/uk/here-are-all-the-greene-king-pubs-in-the-uk-where-you-can-get-a-student-discount/
TASTE CARD: 3+ MONTHS FREE TRIAL (100 days through Student Beans)
When the sun is shining, its always a nice idea to be able to skip making the dinner for one night and head to a restaurant for a date night or catch up with friends. One of the best ways to get a huge discount on meals out as a student over summer is to sign up to the Tastecard 100 day free trial which they are currently offering. This trial will give you access to 2 for 1 meals across thousands of restaurants in the UK, but also includes discounts for other attractions such as:
– 40% off cinema tickets (including Odeon, Vue, Cineworld +)
– 50% off attractions (Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, Sea Life +)
– 25% off coffee orders (Café Nero, Black Sheep, Farm Girl +)
A Tastecard membership is ordinarily £30 a month, but you can use the free trial for July, August and even September to save so much money to improve your summer lifestyle!
GYM MEMBERSHIP (through Student Beans)
Whilst we know that every body is a summer body, Summer is a time when things have died down a bit and students often look at utilising that extra time to get back into a fitness routine. This can be helpful for both refreshing your body and mind, and luckily we’ve got some discounts to make a gym membership affordable for students.
PURE GYM are currently offering a 30% off student discount on gym memberships, and if you haven’t got this chain in your town, The Gym Group are offering 15% discounts for students with no joining fee!
So no matter what you have planned for this summer, make sure to apply your student discounts first to build up that extra money in your pocket for your next adventure.