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Top 10 Student Discounts in October

There are a lot of benefits to being a student – the biggest benefit is arguably all the student discounts you can receive. Use your NUS card to its full advantage.

Here is a list of the best student discounts we have spotted this month.


Accessorize – 30% student discount for a limited time.

Boohoo – Enjoy 20% student discount when you shop with Boohoo online.

Deliveroo – Enjoy £4 off your first order when you order online.

Microsoft – Up to 50% student discount off Microsoft Products. Students can also benefit from free delivery on all orders.

Pizza Express – Enjoy 40% student discount off your food and drink bill at Pizza Express on Mondays and Tuesdays, and 20% off your food and drink bill on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. Sign up for an NUS extra card today and Pizza Express will treat you to an exclusive offer, £10 off when you spend £20.

Schuh –  For a limited time only, Schuh is offering students 20% off everything.

The Gym Group – Students can receive an 8-month membership for £99 – that includes the normal £20 joining fee.

The London Dungeon – Use your student discount code at the checkout to enjoy 39% off the full price ticket.

Thorpe Park – 48% student discount off the Fright Night Halloween Event. Offer valid from 29th September – 31st October 2017.

Warehouse – 20% student discount offer is available until 8th October.


To find out more about registering for an NUS card with Online Business School, click here. Don’t forget that the NUS card comes with a free ISIC card so if you’re an international student, you can still benefit from thousands of discounts.

7 reasons to start studying online

Thousands of students are fulfilling their academic dreams by studying online –  and you can too with help from Online Business School.

Looking for a good reason to study? To help inspire you, here are seven reasons you should start online learning right now.

  1. Personal fulfilment

Expanding your knowledge can make you feel good about yourself. When you are confident about your knowledge of a subject, you feel a personal sense of satisfaction and pride.

  1. Boost your confidence

Higher education can provide a huge lift to a person’s self-esteem. Completing a degree is no small task, therefore it’s only natural that graduates should be extremely proud of their achievements. This boost in self-confidence can often propel graduates to apply for a new career and take on new challenges and opportunities.

  1. Build unique skills

Online learning requires strong self-reliance, self-motivation, time-keeping and organisational skills. As a result, online learning graduates can benefit from enhanced confidence in these areas that set them apart from traditional graduates.

  1. Affordable learning

Cost is often a barrier to education, but we offer competitive prices and flexible payment plans so you can invest in your future without breaking the bank. As you’re studying remotely, you won’t have to worry about additional accommodation or travel costs either.

  1. Choose your own timetable

When you study online, learning fits around your life, not the other way around. You can commit to a few hours in the morning, evenings or study in the weekend – whichever suits your personal schedule. Study from the comfort of your own home – no need to venture out on a wintry morning or miss the first twenty minutes of a lecture because of traffic.

  1. Earn as you learn

Studying online means you don’t have to leave your job and uproot your life. It gives you the opportunity to up-skill in your chosen field and gain real world experience at the same time.

  1. Exclusive discounts

You can benefit from a wide range of student discounts and offers across many brands. Online Business School students are now eligible to purchase an NUS Extra Card.


Top 10 Student Discounts in September

One of the best things about being a student is the discounts that stores offer you! Here are a few of our favourite student discounts this September …

Alton Towers – Use your student discount to enjoy up to 52% off tickets for Alton Towers Resorts. You can get your hands on student tickets for as little as £20 in September.

EE Mobile – Students get 20% off and a 500MB data safety net every month.

Forever 21 – Receive 20% off your next purchase. Valid until Sunday, 1st October 2017.

Frankie & Benny’s – Get 20% off your total food bill at Frankie & Benny’s when you buy two main courses. Offer valid every day of the week.

HP – 30% off at HP. Take advantage of the generous saving and treat yourself to a new laptop, tablet or printer ahead of your studies.

Missguided – Enjoy 20% Student Discount and free next day delivery when you shop with Missguided.

Specsavers – Students can benefit from 25% off glasses.

Spotify – Students can get 50% off a Premium account.

Ted Baker – Students can receive 20% off full-price items until 8th October.

WHSmith – Get an exclusive 20% off all stationery and cards at WHSmith until the end of September, with your NUS extra card.


To find out more about registering for an NUS card with Online Business School, click here. Don’t forget that the NUS card comes with a free ISIC card so if you’re an international student, you can still benefit from thousands of discounts.

Top ten things to do this Bank Holiday Weekend

Make the most of the August Bank Holiday weekend with your pick of events and activities across the UK. There’s so much to enjoy, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

  1. Notting Hill Carnival

Join Europe’s largest street festival as the Notting Hill Carnival fills the streets of West London with a huge Caribbean party. With a wealth of Caribbean street food, parades and DJs, this is an event not to be missed. The festival kicks off on the evening of Saturday August 26 and ends Monday August 28. Note: Carnival is the most child-friendly on Sunday, known as ‘Family Day.’

  1. Manchester Pride Big Weekend

Manchester Pride’s flagship event, The Big Weekend, is part of The Manchester Pride Festival and takes over the August bank holiday weekend. With performances from Clean Bandit, Louisa Johnson, Pixie Lott and many more, it’s shaping up to be another unforgettable festival event.

  1. Bolton Food and Drink Festival

The Bolton Food and Drink Festival brings a line up of star chefs, street food and live music to the town centre from August 25 to 28. There will be cookery demonstrations and masterclasses, as well as street food stalls and music stages with live performances from local musicians.

  1. Lost Village Festival

An immersive festival experience in an abandoned woodland village with some of the biggest names in house music. It also has a Lake of Tranquillity which offers festival goers a chance to relax and pamper themselves.

  1. Ice Cream Festival

The Ice Cream Festival will be held at Kent Life on Monday, August 28. Sample tasters from ice cream vendors, or visit the chocolatiers and sweet stalls with treats from candy floss to popcorn and snow cones. Families will also be able to take part in fun activities on the farm, including farm rides, face painting and the chance to meet plenty animals.

  1. Knowsley Safari Park

This 5-mile safari drive, the longest in the UK, is home to 750 animals. You can expect to see rhinos, zebra, wildebeest and forest buffalos, as well as camels, wolves and tigers.

  1. Glendurgan Garden

Explore the subtropical gardens, lose yourself in the maze and wander down to the Helford River to watch boats, skim stones and build sandcastles.

  1. Houses of Parliament

Take a Blue Badge guided tour through the corridors of power, where the experts will explain all the complicated and historic rules that govern the House of Lords and House of Commons. The tour includes Westminster Hall, the Queen’s Robing Room and the Members Lobby among other places of note.

  1. Bath’s 13 Museums

Explore a diverse collection of museums and exhibitions, all within a short stroll of each other. Whether you’re into fashion, art, the Romans, or the Georgians, the museums of Bath offer a wealth of remarkable history.

  1. The Luna Cinema

Spend a warm summer evening watching a film outside in a magical location with The Luna Cinema. Gastro vans are usually on hand to feed you everything from smoked ribs to pizza.


The UK is a wonderful place to have fun and study! Explore our university pathway programmes, which will fast track you to an affordable UK degree.

The Level 3 Diploma: the alternative to A-Levels

The Level 3 University Foundation Programme is designed for learners who wish to progress to a business or management degree but may not have the traditional entry qualifications usually required. You will develop a wide set of skills that can be used for further training and development.

The National Qualifications Framework sets out the level at which a qualification can be recognised in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. A Level 3 qualification is the equivalent level to an A-Level, although it differs by having a framework which is specific to a particular industry.

What makes our Level 3 Diploma so beneficial?

  1. Convenience, comfort and flexibility

Forget about attending classes for hours, sitting in an uncomfortable chair and listening to the same voice. Stay at home and learn, you don’t even need to get dressed for class. All learning materials are provided via online platforms, so you can choose to study whenever and wherever you want.

  1. Earn while you learn

Going to university is an expensive business, so you need to ensure you are prepared for it financially. The flexibility of our online diploma course enables you to study and work at the same time, so you can earn some money for your university nest egg fund and gain valuable work experience.

  1. Innovative teaching resources

The online classroom utilises a range of new tech to make learning engaging and social. You’ll have the opportunity to take part in regular lively interactive forums, live streamed webinars and video chats with tutors.

  1. Faster completion

A full A-Level requires two years of study, while our online diploma can be completed successfully within a year. So, if you’d like to fast track your way to university within the next year, a diploma is the option for you.

  1. Focus on coursework

A-Levels are heavily exam-based, whereas our diploma is based around assignments and multiple-choice assessments. The focus on coursework is good preparation for university as the practice will enable you to develop your writing skills.

  1. Build unique skills

Online learning requires more self-reliance and stronger organisational skills than traditional classroom-based learning. Online learners stand out from the crowd as they have the self-motivation and drive to succeed.

Considering a diploma?

Check out our University Foundation Programme. The course is pitched at Level 3, the equivalent level of study to an A Level. On successful completion of the course, students receive an ATHE Level 3 Business Management qualification which is fully regulated by Ofqual. Students can then apply for admission onto a full Undergraduate Degree programme from a range of UK universities. Alternatively, students can opt to study our Level 4/5 Extended Diploma in Management and then go on to complete an Undergraduate Top Up at a range of UK universities.


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