Student Advice

Get all the advice you need with our helpful tips on a wide range of issues. From travel discounts to the best deals on books and stationary can help ensure your in the know.

Click on any of the links below to view the latest information and discounts for students in Bristol and the surrounding area.


Blackwells - From Architecture to Psychology, Fiction to Mathematics, Blackwell's Online Bookshop has over 2.8 million books for you to choose from. Their extensive catalogue caters for every speciality, with the latest releases and Editor's Recommendations. Select from Subject Areas, Reviews, Highlights, Promotions and more. - The leading online retailer of products that inform, educate, entertain and inspire. Amazon give you a variety of resources to help you make your choice, including customer reviews and personal recommendations.
Browse and search for specific products by subject area, buy gift certificates or send items giftwrapped as presents, create a Wish List and never receive an unwanted gift again, find out Your Recommendations and discover what's New for You.

Student Travel

Student Flights - As a university based travel agent dealing with student and youth travel for a number of years, Student Flights specialise in all types of travel for students and young people, so you can enjoy great savings on flights, rail and coach travel, hotel and hostel reservations and car hire.

STA Travel - STA Travel specialise in travel for students and young people. With over 65 university and high street branches throughout the UK and 450 worldwide, STA Travel have the whole world covered and a wealth of experience to share. Set up over 25 years ago by a group of young Australian travellers, their aim was to enable other young people to discover the world without breaking the budget

Discount Laptops - sell quality, reconditioned, affordable laptops. If you need something to take you through University and beyond, they have the right laptop for you!

Laptop shop - One of the UK's leading specialist retailers of new and used laptops. They list a huge range of top brands such as Sony, Toshiba, Fujitsu Siemens, Acer, HP Compaq, IBM, JVC, and Dell. Featuring over 4000 products including the latest wireless notebooks, laptop batteries, car adapters, PCMCIA cards, hard drives, wireless networking, and laptop carry cases, all at near trade prices. All used laptops come with a FREE One-Year Warranty.

National Union of Students (NUS)
Founded in 1922, today NUS represents five million students across the UK, providing them with a united voice, excellent benefits and helpful research and information.
Your NUS card makes you eligible for some great savings and discounts. From clothes shops to travel, eating out to going to the cinema, students can take advantage of some excellent NUS discount.

Get in Touch

Friends Reunited Over 10 million members use Friends Reunited to find old friends. And now an increasing number also use it to make new friends. You can search without registering and it's free to join. Finding them is easy. You can search by school, college, university, workplace, regiment and even where you have lived. So whether you're looking for a school friend or an old neighbour, Friends Reunited can help.


Its a fact that one in four students are victim's of crime and many are liable for losses of around £3,000 if their possesions are stolen. Home contents insurance can ensure that in these unfortunate events, insurance companies can relieve you of the unwanted burden of paying for damages, etc.
Be aware that if you're a student or renting a home, you too are at risk. Without contents insurance, you are responsible for damages and lost property.

Click on any of the links below where you can view more information and advice on contents insurance or you can get a quote from some of Britain's leading home insurance companies:

Endsleigh Insurance - Endsleigh searches a panel of leading insurance schemes offering;

  • Instant online quotations
  • Immediate cover
  • Cover benefits for your buildings and/or contents
  • Optional EXTRA home emergency cover should things go wrong
  • 24 hour claims helpline
  • Legal expenses

    Direct Line - With over 1m home insurance customers, Direct Line aims to cut the cost of home insurance without cutting cover and have a wide range of policies to suit different people.
    Visit the website by clicking on 'Direct Line' above.

    Norwich Union- The largest direct insurer in the UK. Norwich Union will cover your home contents up to £35,000 as standard (or up to £55,000, if you need it); your valuables are covered up to £6,000 (or you can increase cover to £10,000) your garden contents are covered for up to £250 (this can be increased to £1250). And they will also cover you for replacement locks, personal money, loss of oil/metered water, the food in your deep freezer, and even more....

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