The Adult Bible - Finance

Student discounts

It’s always worth asking if a place does student discount, regardless of how small or remote the place is. If you don’t ask, you don’t get.


A tastecard allows you to get discount at restaurants and money off days out. They are signed up with over 6,500 UK restaurants, and typical discounts include 241 offers or 50% off. Although the card can appear expensive for a yearly membership (£39.99 for the standard annual membership) the cost can quickly be saved in just one meal out. Some bank accounts offer this complimentary, or some student unions offer discounted tastecards.

To sign up for a tastecard head to their website here

16-25 railcard:

A 16-25 railcard does what it says on the tin. If you are aged between 16 and 25 you get discount on rail tickets, to be precise you get 1/3 off the majority of train fares throughout Great Britain. Typically you will earn the price of the card back within one or two trips, so if you travel via train more than five times a year, it’s probably worth it. A one-year railcard costs £30, and a three-year railcard is £70.

To purchase a 16-25 railcard head to their website here


Unidays is a brilliant, free app/website for students to get discounts at a huge range of high-street brands such as ASOS, Ray-ban and Nike. Please note, you must attend or be registered with a university to join unidays, it will ask you to sign into your university email to open an account.

To sign up to a Unidays account click here

UCAS card:

UCAS cards are discount cards for students to get huge savings off a range of products and activities from ODEON tickets to Microsoft programmes and National Rail. The card costs £12 a year; sometimes student unions have offers on for cheaper cards.

To purchase a UCAS card head to their website here