Travel and life hacks

Life hack: how to student forever

I loved being a student. Free McDonald’s student fries, cheap clothes, discounts for just about everything; who wouldn’t?! I’ve been forever jealous of English students. It would be life-changing to be a student forever.

Hold up while I change your life.

I wish I’d come up with this myself, but must give credit where credit is due to the boys I met in Andorra. It’s so bad that it’s good. It’s the kind of thing your mum would tell you “I’m not mad, I’m just very disappointed”. That’s when you know you’ve really made it in life.

For the price of a Pret salad, you can become a student. Yes, that’s right. Head over to Wowcher, and check out their courses. You need to find one with a NUS logo, which is the student body you’re after. If anyone’s cat ever needs CPR, I’m enrolled in feline first aid ??

Next, and this is the vital bit: get onto the NUS site and sign up for your card. I thought by buying the Wowcher course, it came automatically, and waited for weeks until the guys told me that this is the vital step. You even get to pick your photo. It’s fine to have sunnies on in an ID photo right?

Then sit by the letterbox creeping until the mailman drops it like it’s hot. While you’re killing time, you can head to NUS to check out your discounts: pizza at everywhere, clothes online and in store, as well and gym memberships and cheap entrances to theme parks. It comes in handy in Europe too, I got into a museum for kids prices in Berlin just for flashing this bad boy.

I wish I’d known about this sooner, but I’m determined to make my money back at least. So far I’ve saved £8.45 – somebody stop me!

Get yourself onto this pronto. You can thank me later as you student forever. I’m not even sure if it’s legal, so maybe keep it on the D-low, and whatever you do, don’t tell your mum.

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