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Get out and enjoy yourself


There are many fantastic opportunities open to you as a BU student, and we don’t want money worries to hold you back and stop you trying new things. There a range of discounts available and great free and inexpensive activities to get involved with that can help your cash go a little further.

Get more for your money

Ice cream at the beach


You can get a range of discounts and freebies at Bournemouth's fabulous restaurants.

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Health and beauty

Look great and feel fantastic with a range of benefits at local hair and beauty salons, barber shops and other health and wellbeing businesses.

Crowd at a gig


Take a break from the books and treat yourself to a cinema trip, an evening at the theatre or even a craft session - it will be cheaper than you think.

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NUS discounts

You can access discounts at hundreds of retailers and businesses all over the country with your NUS card - make sure you sign up to unlock these deals.
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Although your NUS discounts are great when it comes to national chains, there are plenty of local businesses that offer discounts to our students as well.

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Transport and travel

Travelling around Bournemouth and even exploring the beauty of Dorset doesn't have to cost the earth thanks to a number of BU benefits. 

Finance and money

Finance and money

As well as our selection of scholarships and bursaries, there are other ways to make your money go a bit further.

Sport on the beach


Try a new sport, or continue one you already love. Get fit for less.

Community volunteering

Community sport and volunteering

Get involved with activities in the local community, developing new skills, making new friends and having fun in the process.