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If there is one thing to love about being a student, it’s the discount.

Whether it be whilst eating out with your friends, buying your new ‘ going OUT out’ outfit or stocking up on those uni essentials (there is no such thing as too much stationary), it’s always great to save some money! And the National Union of Students (NUS) has got you covered.

For those of you who don’t know what a NUS card is (now named TOTUM) it’s the #1 student discount card which offers over 200 UK discounts. Plus, it comes with a 1-year free International Student Identity Card, therefore offering over 42,000 international discounts.

The card costs as little as £12 for 1 year, £22 for 2 years or if you’re like me and love to save money when you can, only £32 for 3 years! It’s super easy to collect the card too, you just head on down to the Student Centre on Talbot campus (known as the SUBU building), alternatively you can have it posted for a small additional charge.

Once you have your TOTUM card, you will then have access to the student discount on a huge range of products and services, some of my favourites include:

Ask Italian- 40% off your total food bill on Mondays and Tuesdays, and 25% off Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday. Ask is situated at Bh2 in Bournemouth so it’s the perfect place to eat on a budget if you’re planning to go to the beach or the cinema (Odeon offers 25% with a NUS card too!)

Dominos-25% off orders over £25 online.

ASOS-10% off at ASOS (sometimes 20%, I would recommend subscribing to their emails).

Superdrug- With a health and beauty card you can get 10% off and collect Superdrug points along the way too.

National Express- As long as you book 3 days ahead of travel you can get 20% off! Great for when you’re heading back home or fancy a day trip without having to break the bank.

And this is just to name a few!

What’s great about the NUS card is that it’s not just about saving money, you become part of a community that is all about shaping the future of education and making a difference to the lives of students. The National Union of Students have three values; equality, democracy and collectivism. These values help to promote, defend and extend the rights of students, so that we can thrive and drive change.

Find out more on the TOTUM card and the amazing discounts on offer here. Any questions of comments, please feel free to share below!


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