For students and prospective students, things are getting more expensive. If you’re studying or getting ready to study at Newcastle or Northumbria University, you have to make sure every penny goes a long way. Stretch your budget even further by maximising the many student discounts.

To start the ball rolling, sign up to the NUS (National Union of Students). Every Uni student should have at least a bog-standard NUS card in their wallet. This is your ID card given to you when you first enrol at your chosen university. Your little plastic friend is free and entitles you to a whole host of discounts from large retail outlets to local stores. It’s the ultimate proof that you’re a student, so keep it with you at all times to help you save money.

NUS Extra LogoHave you heard about NUS Extra? You can upgrade to the NUS card and benefit from a ton of extra discounts only available for students. OK you might have to spend a little bit more cash, but it’s only £12 a year. Not much at all really. This will give you carte blanche to enjoy exclusive discounts on hundreds of brand names from Amazon Prime to Pizza Express, the Co-op and Specsavers to name but a few.

Don’t miss out on student discounts in Newcastle

Whether you’re moving to Newcastle to university, or if you already live here, you must make full use of your NUS Extra card to claim plenty of money-saving deals across the city. There are literally dozens of mainstream places offering student discounts in Newcastle like:-

  • Superdrug
  • Virgin Media
  • Dominos
  • KFC
  • Just Eat
  • Café Rouge
  • Eldon Leisure

Two of Newcastle’s main shopping centres are the Central Arcade and Eldon Square, firm favourites with the city’s student population. Northumberland Street in the city centre is another area in town jam-packed with shops, cafes, bars and restaurants.

Eldon Square

Socialising is part of the student scene, right? Most bars and pubs across Newcastle offer money-saving student discounts. Check out:-

  • The Junction
  • Tiger Tiger
  • BillaBong
  • The Opera Bar
  • Beyond Bar

If you’re into health and leisure, use your NUS Extra card for great savings at Boost, The Gym or Eldon Leisure Centre in Eldon Square. Love takeaways? You’re in luck. KFC, Dixie Chicken, Just Eat and Get Stuffed cater for students too. You won’t have to spend a fortune on your favourite meal, whether eating inside or taking away.

Looking good and eating great food

Looking good and wearing the latest fashions is also what students like to do. Eldon Square Shopping Centre is the place to go if you want to take advantage of student discounts. There’s M & S, Primark, New Look and H & M.

Don’t miss out on food and drink discounts either. Restaurants like Bella Italia, Café Rouge and Kaspas in Clayton Street which is just off Grainger Street in the city centre. Kaspas is a new dessert house that sells the most wonderful hot or cold desserts.

Bella Italia Newcastle

If you don’t see a discount advertised, ask. Just because an outlet in Newcastle doesn’t offer student discounts, won’t mean they don’t.