Top discounts you should know about

As a student in Liverpool there are loads of great discounts and schemes that will help you save money. We’ve rounded up some of the best discounts you should know about.

Independent Liverpool card

Explore what the city has to offer with Independent Liverpool. From the lesser-known to the best-kept secret gems that deserve a place in your heart. Buy an Independent Liverpool card and you’ll enjoy discounts at over 100 of Liverpool’s best independents to eat, drink and shop.

Discounted student Arriva bus pass

Your Guild Student Officers have secured an exclusive travel ticket for students. The pass costs £320 for the academic year, or £365 for 12 months, which is much cheaper than the standard Arriva pass.

We know that things are different this year and this may impact your travel plans, so we recommend you do the maths first before deciding which pass or ticket is right for you. Visit the Guild website to find out more.


NUS extra is now TOTUM, offering even more exclusive student discounts on the brands you love. Buy a TOTUM card and gain access to over 250 student discounts, deals and flash sales on eating out and fashion, tech and travel, and everything in between. Buy your card online.

Discounted citybike membership

Citybike is a quick, cheap and easy way to travel around Liverpool, with bikes available to use from many stations near the university campus and halls of residence.

Students can pick up an annual membership to citybike for a special 50% discounted rate of £30. With an annual membership, the first half-hour of every journey is free – so you can hop on and off as many times as you like. Visit the citybike website to find out more.

Blackwell’s student price match guarantee

Buying academic books from your course reading list can be a big expense. Blackwell’s are currently offering a student price match guarantee on purchases from their campus store. If you find a lower price at Amazon, Waterstones or WHSmith they will match it when you make a purchase. They’re also currently offering exclusive book bundles for University of Liverpool students, available online or in-store.


Free to join and easy to use, UNiDAYS gives you access to the best discounts online and in-store. Sign up to UNiDAYS and you’ll get discounts at big name brands like ASOS, Apple, Topshop, Missguided and Urban Outfitters.

Tate Liverpool

We’ve partnered with Tate Liverpool which means that you can get free access to the Tate’s special exhibitions. Using your student ID card, you can also get 10% discount in Tate Liverpool’s café and shop at the Royal Albert Dock.

Remember, if you need advice about money, the Money Advice and Guidance team are on hand to help.