Best Freshers and university student discounts from 2-4-1 drinks to money off shops like New Look

By Sarah Howells

When it comes to Freshers’ Week there are loads of great student discounts available, including on food , fashion and nights out .

Freshers’ Week is a great way to meet new people but it’s also prime time for capitalising on some of the best student deals, from lunch bargains to 2-4-1 drinks.

Many of the student discounts require a proof of student ID or to claim them via one of the many student discount schemes.

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Totum is the platform recommended by the National Union of Students (NUS) and the best way to claim most of the discounts below.

UniDays is also a popular student discount website and app which will allow you to claim some of the best discounts, including on food chains and fashion retailers.

When it comes to nights out, most of the student deals in Manchester Freshers’ Week can be claimed using a valid student ID card from the university.

Below are some of the best freshers and university student discounts for 2021:

History Nightclub: 2-4-1 Drinks for Twosday

The biggest Tuesday of Manchester Freshers’ Week will see 2-4-1 drinks at History Nightclub on Tuesday, September 14.

Running for the second year in a row, early bird tickets for Twosday are set to sell-out quickly.

Lola Lo: Free entry and discount cocktails

Students can enjoy free entry before 11pm and cocktails for just £2.95 at Lola Lo.

Tuckshop Mondays also has a variety of £2 cocktails and £1 shots - plus there’s 50% off food for one night only.

Crazy Pedros: 2-4-1 cocktails and student deals

There are all sorts of great deals at Crazy Pedros, including happy hour 2-4-1 cocktails between 5-9pm, Sunday to Friday.

Monday to Friday you can also grab a lunch deal with two slices of pizza and a beer for £6.

Las Iguanas: 2-4-1 cocktails and 30% off food

How does 2-4-1- cocktails all day, every day sound?

That’s the deal at Las Iguanas - plus with Unidays you can get a 30% student discount off food Sunday-Thursday, or 25% off with Totum.

30% off Pizza Express

Nothing cures a Freshers’ Week hangover like a pizza - and it’s even better when there’s a hefty student discount too.

Students with a Totum card or Unidays app can enjoy 30% off their meals Thursday to Sunday.

General view of a branch of a Pizza Express (PA)

Up to 35% off Domino’s

Or maybe you can’t bear crawling out of the door to get your pizza fix?

Student Beans or Unidays will save you 35% off a Domino’s order or you can get 25% off orders costing £25 or more via Totum.

50% off Spotify Premium

Your Totum card has your pre-drinks party tunes covered thanks to a hefty 50% off Spotify premium for students.

That’s only £4.99 a month for all the ad-free tunes you fancy.

10% off New Look

Grab the latest styles with a 10% student discount at New Look thanks to Unidays.

The app will also get you 10% off Topshop and Topman and ASOS, so you can dress to impress for Freshers.

50% off Stagecoach Buses

Don’t spend all your cash on getting around Manchester - do it for half the cost thanks to a Stagecoach student bus pass .

With a valid student ID you can buy the pass and get unlimited travel on the 24/7 services, saving you a taxi ride home after a night out.

25% off Odeon tickets

Got a valid Totum card? It’ll get you 25% off cinema tickets Monday to Thursday.

So if you fancy swapping a night out for a cinema trip, you can see your favourite movies for less.

10% off Waterstones

We guess at some point among the partying you might have to actually do some studying.

Good job there’s 10% off Waterstones online via Unidays app so you can stock up on all the books you’ll need.

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