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How to get an NUS card when not a student

How to get an NUS card when not a student

You can get an NUS student card even if you're not a student. Save money on all your favourite brands including Amazon, Apple, Zavvi, Spotify and more.

First, you have to get a course with ECareers

Update - please read

When I first wrote this blog post, you could get a course for free with The Shaw Academy. Now, this has been closed and you have to get a paid course from ECareers. The cheapest I can find is £14 (link above). However, it may be worth having a quick search on GoGroopie, as they sometimes have discounts for ECareer courses. Secret hint - some members have reported that they've been able to apply for an NUS card without actually having an ECareers course. You could just select it as per step one below...

Don't forget to get a course first, before applying for your NUS card.

Step 1 - after you have signed up to ECareers

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  • Go to the NUS website and enter your email address
  • Under 'Place of Study', select ECareers

Step 1b

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  • Select the start month and year of study as now
  • Select the end month / year of study as one year's hence
  • Choose your course level as 'Professional / Vocation'
  • Choose your course discipline as 'Professional / Vocation'

Step 2

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  • Choose what how many years you want the NUS discount card for. I chose 3 years which costs £32.

Step 3

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  • Upload a headshot photo of yourself. This will be printed on the back of the NUS student card.

Step 3b

  • 'The ECareers Student Number'... this is a strange one. Please read carefully: ECareers may not give you a student number. You need to type something else instead. Latest Dealers have had success typing their ECareers email address, date of birth, or "N/A". You can try any of these but we'd recommend date of birth.

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  • Confirm the order and pay. You will receive two email verifications. One to say it is being reviewed, another to say it is on its way.

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  • Enjoy the NUS card and start saving money. You can get discounts at many of the biggest brands across the UK. Plus, on the reverse side of the card is an International Student Identity Card that gives you discounts around the world.

NUS Card Benefits

This is a great way to save money when not a student. With the NUS card you can save on National Express, Odeon, Jack Wills, ASOS, NOW TV, Pizza Express, Domino's Pizza and more.

Usually the discounts from the NUS card are about 20%, but can be up to 50% off such as at Ed's Easy Diner. ASK Italian does 40% off and Microsoft offers 50% off select products.

If you haven't got an NUS card yet, or are an adult but want one even though you're not a student, sign up today.

I recommend buying the card for 3 years, which is currently £32 (free delivery), making it the cheapest per year.

Do you shop at The Co-Operative?

One of the biggest benefits of getting an NUS discount card even when you're not a student is if you shop at The Co-Operative. The supermarket gives you 10% off with the NUS Extra.

What discounts comes with the International Student Identity Card?

You can get a student card even if you're not an adult, and the NUS Extra includes an ISIC on the back. It's actually what I've photographed at the top of this blog post.

The ISIC can be used around the world and gives you 42,000 discounts. Some of my favourite include:

  • 25% off Gatwick Express
  • 25% off Heathrow Express
  • 25% off Stansted Express
  • 30% off Lonely Planet
  • 15% off Vue Cinema

Quick video on how to get a student card when not a student

What is ECareers?

ECareers is an online educational site where you can buy courses to learn a range of subjects. You can get your first course for free. Some do not require you to finish the course. It is within the NUS Extra terms & conditions that you must have a valid and active ECareers course when you buy your student card.

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22nd December 2016, 2:00 pm
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Rockman
Rockman1 year ago

Thanks for posting it. I'll definitely be considering it.

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Tom
Tom
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1 year ago

I received this feedback from someone - thank you!

"There was a little flaw on your guide, it asks on the last page when you’re adding card details for a "student code”. From what I remember looking at this years ago it’s a code that the university or college give the students who apply online for the card. It seems they have stopped checking it, but I had to write something random like “Student123” into the field to complete checkout."

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Tom
Tom
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1 year ago

Update - you can now use your NUS card at Co-Op giving you a 10% saving every time!

https://i.imgur.com/7G8y1Yc.jpg

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AnnaBelle
AnnaBelle1 year ago

Thank you for this. I've just completed mine, £32 for 3 years like you said it would be, plus £1.50 delivery. Good share!

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Tom
Tom
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1 year ago

Brilliant! Thank you for letting me know AnnaBelle! Enjoy the discounts :ok_hand:

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katiefoster51
katiefoster511 year ago

It's worked for me! Just waiting for the card to arrive. Only had one hour to enrol on a free course. Beat the clock. Awesome. Thanks Tom :blush:

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Tom
Tom
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1 year ago

katiefoster51 that's great! Such a good way to grab bargains. Let me know if you find any good places to use it!

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emailnoah
emailnoah1 year ago

Mine has been 'processed' so I'm hopeful I'll receive it in the post soon, cheers Tom.

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Tom
Tom
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1 year ago

Nice emailnoah I'm sure it will be. Well done and take a photo when you use it :smile:

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Bestoffer
Bestoffer1 year ago

Hi Tom Got My Coarse (Social Media Marketing) Cost Me £1.99

I Will Get My Card Now "Mature Student"

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Tom
Tom
Founder
1 year ago

Nice! It's such a great way of saving money.

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Bestoffer
Bestoffer1 year ago

I Might Need Help With The Coarse But Hey Nothing Ventured Nothing Gained

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jostaniforth
jostaniforth1 year ago

Just ordered my card -and look lik an interesting course to boot. Thanks! :smiley:

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Tom
Tom
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1 year ago

Nice! Thank you for letting me know. The card has saved me lots of money already. Took a while to make it a habit to ask stores whether have a student card discount

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sameenatahir
sameenatahir11 months ago

Do u have to do the course or can u just sign up for up,and do nothing

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Tom
Tom
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11 months ago

You can sign up to the course and do nothing

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VictoriaPenrose
VictoriaPenrose11 months ago

It worked for me! I'm excited to get my NUS card. Thanks Tom!

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PeterBrown
PeterBrown10 months ago

thanks got mine

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CherylMc
CherylMc10 months ago

Small issue. when registering on apple uk student page it doesn't recognise shaw academy as a valid student source and will not allow you to register without a valid uni email. Shame as Apple would get loads of business allowing us to register with our discount

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Tom
Tom
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10 months ago

Shaw Academy gets you an NUS Card, and it's the NUS Card that gives you a discount at Apple. As far as I know, anyway. Can you see that as an option? Tom

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CherylMc
CherylMc10 months ago

Tom I keep getting this message when trying to sign up to ' uni days' which is the link it diverts you to when trying to save money through apple for students
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jamsi
jamsi10 months ago

Thanks, I just ordered one. The "free" course with The Saw Academy is not actually free, it says lesson one will start in 22 days and free trial runs out in a month. So you get to do lesson one then have to pay for the rest. Still it's a good way of getting a discount card so thank you Tom for all your hard work finding these deals and sharing them :smile: :thumbsup:

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Tom
Tom
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10 months ago

Hi jamsi yes - if you actually want to do the full course then you will need to pay. If you just want to use it to get an NUS Card then it can be free

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jamsi
jamsi10 months ago

I might actually do the course, depending on how much it is :smile:

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RobertStalker
RobertStalker9 months ago

The NUS website is asking for my shaw academy student number. Where can I find that?

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LucyCatnach
LucyCatnach9 months ago

Ty

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AmyBowling
AmyBowling9 months ago

Done it.

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AmyBowling
AmyBowling9 months ago

Just done. Got my card for 12 months. £12.50 plus £1.50 delivery. Well worth it. Thank you

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JackieJones154
JackieJones1549 months ago

Wow amazing.imamazing.i gunna give it a

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Mfl
Mfl8 months ago

Love that !!!

Thanks Tom

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gellerbing
gellerbing8 months ago

I don't agree with this. Student perks are meant to be just for students, not for people to take advantage of like this!

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Ceebers
Ceebers
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8 months ago

I kind of agree with you gellerbing. You would think that the Shaw Academy and the NUS would be all over this. But if it works, and judging by the above comments, people will naturally take advantage.

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AdamPinxton
AdamPinxton8 months ago

Maybe you do have a point, but there are ill people who can't work, people genuinely in more need than students, where's their 'discount'?

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Tom
Tom
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8 months ago

MisteeOzzy it's a good point. On a related note we have a chat thread about all the discounts Carers can get https://www.latestdeals.co.uk/chat/discounts-carers-get

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Sianeli
Sianeli7 months ago

It doesn't seem to come up with anything when I type "Shaw Academy" or "The Shaw Academy". Does this course/study place still work?

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Tom
Tom
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7 months ago

Thank you for your feedback. I will lo into this tomorrow

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michelleferris
michelleferris5 months ago

would this way get us uni days discount do we get a proper student address?

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Tom
Tom
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5 months ago

No, UNiDAYS requires a university email address to register from what I understand.

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katywright72
katywright725 months ago

There is currently a course available for £4 discounted from £100! So that makes it well worth doing

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CherylNdale
CherylNdale5 months ago

I am doing a 'distance learning' course it's on the place of dropdown list. Didnt have to pay anything to join the course either. Let me fill in whole form no probs.

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Dan31
Dan315 months ago

I can't find this course CherylNdale?

can you point me in the write direction please?

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EsterGarciaA582
EsterGarciaA5825 months ago

Hi guys, I bought a course from new skills academy and everything looks fine while I’m trying to apply for the nus card but the only thing is that it doesn’t allow me to get the card for more than one year, what can I do? Thanks xx

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CharlesM
CharlesM2 months ago

Thanks for this. The cheapest nus course I've found so far is £12 from https://www.100pceffective.com. There are loads of courses, and their nus page says all courses can be used.

Does anyone know if I don't buy a course, can the card be refused in the future?

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