Student Discounts in Glasgow

As a student in Glasgow, you’ve got it made. Not only is the city one of the cheapest in the UK, it’s also brimming with exclusive deals and discounts just waiting to be taken advantage of.

Remember that with a lot of the discounts mentioned here, you’ll need your uni card or NUS to reap the benefits. So don’t forget to always have yours with you!


Almost all of the leading clothing and shoe brands offer at least 10% discounts for students, including:

Boux Avenue
Foot Asylum
New Look

If you go to Coast or Oasis, you’ll be treated to 20% off. For the full list of Glasgow chain retailers and their discounts, click here.

Eating Out

Many of the city’s leading food chains and independent eateries also do a good deal for the cash-strapped. Pizza Hut, Auntie Anne’s and Frankie & Bennie’s (main menu only) all offer 20% off any day of the week. Chiquito and the Handmade Burger Co does one better with its 25% student discount (Mon-Fri).

Fast food stops can also always be relied upon for a cheap meal, and Burger King is no exception to this with its 10% discount for students. McDonald’s will also give a free cheeseburger to anyone who flashes their NUS card – just what one needs after a night out.

Getting Around

Glasgow’s highly user-friendly transport system is made all the better for students. Register with CityLink to get 20% off all longer journeys, or apply for a Scotrail 16-25 Young Person’s Railcard to enjoy a third off all train fares for a whole year.

First Group buses also offer a choice of 1 week, 4 week or 12 week student passes for reasonable rates, making travel a lot cheaper if you’re going to be using public transport every day.

Fun & Games

For film fanatics, the Glasgow Film Theatre membership will be money well spent. For £35, students can enjoy £1 off every standard screening, up to £5 off NT Live screenings, four free cinema tickets and five points for every £1 spent. If you like to catch a lot of films, you can imagine it won’t take you long to store up enough points to enjoy, that’s right, more films!

If you do wish to stop by a mainstream cinema, on the other hand, The Odeon gives students a generous 25% off tickets.

Scottish Opera do a generous deal whereby those under 26 can obtain a ticket to any show for just £10. Those who have been to the opera before will know how expensive it can be, and so this is pretty much a done deal. Tickets are available from Glasgow’s Theatre Royal.

For cheap eye health, Vision Express also offers 30% off for students, while No.1 Currency in the St Enoch Shopping Centre gives students preferential rates when preparing for overseas travel. And for those gym bunnies out there, Glasgow Sport has a choice of membership options, such as Pay As You Go or Pay Monthly, with students getting 30% off. Not bad.