How To Save On Your Back To Uni Essentials With TOTUM

Make sure not to miss out on student discount for all your uni essentials!

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If you're heading off or back to university this year, you’re probably thinking about all the stuff you’ll need for the year - especially if you’re moving city, or even country (check out our guide on International student discounts). 

From bags to laptops, kitchenware to bedding - and of course your student discounts - we’ve pulled together our top brands to help make sure you’ve got everything you need to get your 2023 uni year off to a flying start…


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If there’s one item that will be absolutely invaluable at university it simply must be a decent laptop - and if you buy a new Mac or iPad with Apple's educational discount you get the added bonus of a gift card worth up to £130!

Get everything you need to set yourself up for success at university with Apple and TOTUM.

Boots (10% off with Boots Advantage Card)


Our list of essential brand discounts for university wouldn't be complete without mentioning Boots. 

The health and beauty retailer and pharmacy chain has everything you could possibly need to prioritise your wellbeing - from vitamins and minerals to personal hygiene and sexual wellbeing products, Boots is your one-stop shop for all things health and wellness. 

If you sign up to TOTUM, you can make the most of Boots student discount and offers including 10% off when you have a Boots Advantage Card

Amazon Prime (6 months FREE!)


Did you know that as a student you get 6 months Amazon Prime absolutely free!? And even after that you only have to pay half-price (£4.49 a month).

With Amazon's Prime Student 6 Month Trial, you’ll get: 

  • Unlimited Fast Delivery on millions of items

  • Prime Video

  • Exclusive Student offers

  • 2 million songs on Amazon Prime Music

And in an extra little hack we discovered - here’s how you can get free Deliveroo delivery every time with your Amazon Prime account! 

Adidas (35% off full price items - limited time only!) 

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If you’re wanting to give your wardrobe a bit of a refresh for the new uni year, don’t miss out on an incredible 35% discount at Adidas!

Whether you’re hitting the gym, the streets or the sofa, adidas footwear, apparel and accessories are designed for your every move. 

From their stylish athleisure and activewear to loungewear and statement pieces, you’ll find the fit for you at Adidas.

Don’t forget to check out all our fashion deals here as well as The Fashionista section of our brand new TOTUM Talks content hub for all the advice, deals and inspo you need!  

NatWest - Get £100 cash plus 4-year tastecard! 


Everyone needs a student bank account - and with loads to choose from it can be pretty confusing.

Our suggestion is the NatWest Student Account where you’ll get £100 cash PLUS a 4-year tastecard (worth £39.99 per year).

With NatWest's student account, you'll receive an interest-free overdraft of up to £2,000 (£500 in the first term of first year) which can be increased to £3,250 in your third year if eligible. 

You'll also make huge savings on food, days out, cinema tickets and more with your FREE 4-year tastecard, which you'll receive within 10 days of opening your account.

Dunelm - 10% off orders over £40

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The home of your one-stop uni shop, from brilliant value starter kits, cosy essentials and affordable trends, at Dunelm has everything you need to settle into your new space.

From bedding and curtains to furniture, beds, mattresses, homewares and more, update your decor and get your home feeling like your own without breaking the bank.

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Whether it’s a laptop, touch screen PC, desktop, monitor or even gaming gear you’re after, look no further than Dell. It doesn’t matter if you’re working from home, the office, at university or out in the field, Dell can deliver the tech you need to help you achieve your goals.

We’ve got a whole host of great offers for you to take advantage of which you can check out here

TOTUM - Hundreds of discounts, FREE tastecard and Coffee Club, FREE PASS-ID, FREE ISIC

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Well, we couldn’t really miss ourselves off the list could we? 

Along with access to hundreds of discounts - think savings with huge brands like Apple, Samsung, ASOS and Amazon, TOTUM members get FREE tastecard and Coffee Club membership (normally worth nearly £60 a year!) 

You can even take our quiz to find your TOTUM Tribe so you'll get the offers, discounts and deals that matter most to you.

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So what are you waiting for? Sign up today and live your best life for less with TOTUM!

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