It’s no secret that money can be tight for students.   The cost of rent, travel, meals, books, clothes and nights out with your friends can all add up and leave you with nothing but loose change at the end of the month.

However one of the perks of being a student is the fantastic discounts available. The Student Association at Forth Valley College actively encourage students to sign up for the NUS Extra Card. Available to buy from just £12 and valid for 1, 2, or 3 years, the card gives you access to hundreds of amazing discounts exclusively for students.

Here we give you a quick peek at just some of the things you could be saving money on:

Clothing – Need a fashion fix? A wide range of popular high street stores offer discounts to NUS Extra holders including Warehouse, Miss Selfridge, New Look, Accessorize, Lyle & Scott and Timberland.   If online shopping’s your thing, sites such as, and also offer money off. Then finish off your outfit with discounted shoes from stores such as Soletrader, Aldo or Office.

Food & Drink – Use your NUS Extra Card for dining deals that won’t leave a bad taste in your mouth. Take advantage of great deals from restaurants such as Frankie & Benny’s, Pizza Hut and Chiquito and have enough money for dessert too. Sweet!

Going Out – Don’t break the bank for a night out. Get cheaper tickets for events such as concerts and shows from Ticketmaster or catch up with the latest blockbusters with student passes from Cineworld.

Stay Active – Online store offers discounts on sports gear and equipment or if the great outdoors is more your thing then it’s worth exploring to see where you can make savings.

Study Essentials – Stock up on all your study essentials with discounts from stores such as Apple and stationery store Ryman and never be caught out scrabbling for a pen at the start of class again.

Hair and Beauty – Looking good doesn’t need to cost the earth. Get discounts on hair and beauty products from Superdrug and smell great too with deals from The Fragrance Shop.

Music – You don’t need to spend a fortune to get all the latest tracks at your fingertips. The NUS Extra card gets you discounted packages with Spotify and Napster ensuring your playlists are up to date and current.

Travel – Use your NUS Extra Card and you can get even more savings on a 16–25 Railcard. Or need a break from it all? Get great deals from sites such as and

To buy your NUS Card today, log on to:

Or ask the FVC Student Association for more information.

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