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Deals and discounts

Queen Mary students can take advantage of lots of deals and discounts both on and off campus.

Totum (NUS Extra)

From only £12 a year, Totum (NUS Extra) gives you access to hundreds of exclusive offers to help make being a student more affordable. Any money that's made from the sale of Totum goes straight back into the Students’ Union, so there’s more money to spend on events, volunteering, societies, sports clubs, representation and campaigns. There are over 40,000 discounts worldwide, including high street stores, theme parks, cinemas and travel companies. To purchase or find out more about the Totum card, visit the website

Travel deals

When you are fully enrolled, and subject to eligibility, you can apply for a travel card called an 18+ Student Oyster card, which can save you a lot of money when travelling around London. Full-time students can also apply for a 16-25 Railcard which offers a third off travel across the country for £30 a year.

Food and drink deals

Meat Free Monday:  Queen Mary Students’ Union is taking part in Meat Free Monday, with 20 per cent off a range of veggie and vegan-friendly products in its cafés and food outlets.

ground early bird banner resizeBring in your own cup or mug and get 10 per cent off the retail price of your hot drink at any QMSU café. This only includes GroundThe Shield and the Learning Café.

Ground are also doing an early bird deal which is available daily from 8am to 10am. This deal reduces the price of any small coffee to £1 and any regular coffee to £1.40.

The Griff Inn Bar and Kitchen and Drapers Bar and Kitchen regularly offer students discounts on food.

The Village Shop and Infusion offer weekly deals and discounts.

The Curve offers students meal vouchers which allows you to save up to 15 per cent off the daily cash price. There are two package options to choose from which can be bought online.

Please check each venue’s website for opening times and more information.

Students are able to purchase a Tastecard for an exclusive price of £19.99 by signing up using their Queen Mary email address. The Tastecard offers 50 per cent off of your total food bill or two-for-one meals at a range of popular restaurants such as Frankie & Benny's, Pizza Express, Zizzi and Chiquito.

IT deals



  • Dell VIP Club: Get 10 per cent off all Dell consumer products, including tablets. You will also receive monthly promotions and unique VIP discounts not available to the general public.

  • Apple Store for Education: Visit the Apple Store for Education for special pricing on Macs, iPads and AppleCare. Apple education pricing is available to university students, students accepted into university, and parents buying for university students. It’s easiest to purchase online if you’re connected via the QMUL network. Or if you are off campus, you can still order by calling 0800 048 0408.

  • For information on other discounted hardware available, please visit the QMUL IT Services website.

Up for grabs

There’s lots of information out there about how to save money as a student – take a look at Save the Student and UNiDAYS for some ideas.


For advice on planning a budget and managing your money, visit the Advice and Counselling Service website

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