Student discounts

As a student in London, there are many discounts available to you and many websites with tips and information on saving money and finding the best deals.

Here are some of the most useful websites to get you started:

  • NUS extra card – this internationally recognised student discount card gives you access to hundreds of discounts in the UK and abroad
  • Unidays – discounts on a range of items including clothes, food and technology
  • Student Beans – student discounts, offers and voucher codes for shopping online and instore
  • Student Money Saver – a blog-style website with information about freebies, discounts and exclusive deals
  • Save the Student – tips on how to make your money go further and information on a range of deals and discounts
  • Young person's railcard – buy your railcard and get 30% off rail travel as a student

Student Oyster card

As a full-time student, you can apply for a Student Oyster card, which gives you 30% off your oyster travel.

If you're a part-time student, you'll usually not be eligible for a Student Oyster Card, unless you meet specific requirements explained on the TfL website.

Note: When filling in your application, do not include the last number on your student card (only include 8 of the 9 numbers on your student card).

If you're unsure whether you're eligible for a discounted oyster card, get in touch with the Student Funding Team on 020 3506 6989 or at [email protected]

Discounted computers, laptops and software

As a student here, you can buy discounted computers and laptops from Dell and Apple. To take up any of the following offers, you'll need to access the websites while you're on campus.

  • Adobe – Save up to 80% on Adobe software, including the Creative Suite packages and Photoshop. You'll need to provide your Student ID card to make purchases from the Adobe Education Store
  • Apple – Laptops and computers can be bought at a slightly lower price than the educational discount available at Apple stores. Discounts do not apply to iPad, iPod or accessory items. You must be on campus to access the discounts. You can also buy Apple Care at the point of selecting your product at a much cheaper rate than the standard apple care cost
  • Dell – Discounts for laptops and computers are calculated at the checkout. You'll need to enter STUDENT and University of Westminster under the Company name field to qualify for the discount

Free software

SPSS and Nvivo

We provide free SPSS (Statistical Product and Service Solutions) software and Nvivo.

Microsoft Office 365

While you're studying at Westminster, you'll be able to use Office 365 for free on up to 5 PCs or Macs, using your student username and password.

Once you get started with Office 365, you'll be able to co-edit your work using Office applications online, in real time – anywhere, any time, on any device.

How to access Office 365

If you're signing up for the first time to start using OneDrive and download the Office package, you'll need to:

  1. Go to the Office 365 login page
  2. Enter your Office 365 username, which is your University username followed by @westminster.ac.uk. Your University username is 'w' followed by the first 7 digits on your student ID card. For example, if your University username is w1234567, your Office 365 username will be [email protected] Do not confuse this username with your student Gmail, which ends with @my.westminster.ac.uk
  3. Enter your University password

Your Office 365 username is not an email address – your student Gmail account remains the official University email account.

Please note: If you have already signed up to Office 365 using your student Gmail account ending in @my.westminster.ac.uk you must stop using this. Read the guide on how to access Office 365 with Gmail accounts below.

For more information read the FAQs on Office 365. If you have a problem getting started, contact the IT Service Desk.

Whenever using University IT facilities and services, you’ll need to make sure you follow the IT security and use policy:

    Part-time work

    As well as earning extra money while you study, part-time work gives you the chance to develop valuable transferable skills that will improve your employability.

    You can find out about part-time jobs and other opportunities on our Jobs and work experience pages, browse part-time job vacancies on Engage, and get tailored advice from staff in the Careers and Employability Service.

    Temporary and part-time jobs on campus

    If you're interested in working at the University during your studies, our Talent Bank scheme allows you to apply for a range of paid temporary and part-time work across our campuses and departments.

    Find out more about Talent Bank.

    Budgeting and more money tips

    For more information on accessing discounts, finding free and affordable things to do in London, creating your weekly budget, and more, check out our Affordable London page.

    If you need help managing your money, budgeting or dealing with debt, our Student Advice team can offer support and guidance.

    There are many funding options available to you as a student at the university of Westminster, for more information please visit our Other funding options page.