Many students from across the UK, as well as those from overseas, study at Newcastle University or Northumbria University. Living in Newcastle, there is so much to see and do in this vibrant city. It is also student-friendly and well known for trendy night clubs, bars, restaurants and cafes.

Newcastle really caters for its student population, especially when it comes to discounts. When you’re at uni in the city you’ll be getting down to doing some studying, right? All Newcastle university students and staff get a free licence for Office 365 Professional Plus. This will mean you’ll get Word, Excel, Publisher, Access and PowerPoint free of charge. The licence also allows you to have five copies of the software so have it on your tablet, laptop, phone or desktop at home. What a great start to your life at university!

Get ready for discounts

Let’s be honest, student discounts are one of the best things about being a student. Newcastle certainly doesn’t disappoint. Reputable student letting agents like Letslivehere can provide you with info on numerous places where you can receive discounts in town. With a NUS or student ID card, you can claim a number of benefits and discounts for:-

  • Food outlets
  • Leisure activities
  • Fitness centres
  • Theatres
  • Cinemas
  • Bars
  • Restaurants and cafes

When it comes to retail therapy, there’s a great choice of brands offering students discounts, nationwide. This can range anywhere from 10%-25%. In Newcastle you can get money off goods from some of the city’s big players:-

  • Superdrug
  • Virgin Media
  • Apple
  • ASOS

There’s a whole host of other fashion and major retailers offering student discounts many of which can be found in Newcastle’s main shopping centre, Eldon Square. Enjoy student haircut discounts at Toni & Guy’s and how about a discount pizza from Dominos.

Feeling hungry? Quilliam Brothers Teahouse in Eldon Place on the edge of campus has a fantastic £1 “scran” menu. There’s nothing better than stotties and salads for lunch.

Discount ticket prices

The Northern Stage Theatre has student discount ticket prices on many performances throughout the year. For around a tenner, you can watch the very best of local as well as national theatre performances.

You can save as much as 35% on a standard ticket at the Tyneside Cinema. Watch your favourite blockbuster movie in Newcastle’s art-deco Tyneside Cinema with a group of friends, what a great night out.

Newcastle’s popular bowling alley is the place to be for ten-pin bowling. As a student you’ll also get discounts on pool, ping-pong, mini golf, Karaoke as well as tasty food. Enjoy student discounts on pretty much everything here including £5 bowling games any time from Sunday until Wednesday.

Socialising and dining out can be a little expensive. Thanks to student discounts in Newcastle there are many chain restaurants to eat at, like:-

  • Frankie and Benny’s
  • Pizza Hut
  • Zizzi’s
  • Pizza Express
  • Yo Sushi

Newcastle’s football ground, St James’ Park, also offers students 25% off standard ticket prices while leisure centres provide student discount rates and off-peak memberships.