We've tracked some of the best offers you can find whilst studying in Manchester, from great food deals to exciting leisure activities.
The new university year is here. We’ve welcomed you into your new Vita Student apartment. Now it’s time to study, explore…and save!
Recently we gave you the low-down on all things student discount cards, from how to apply for them to where you can use them.
Now we want to go one step further by sourcing some of the best deals currently available in your university city right now.
The first in a series looking at all our Vita Student cities, we start with Manchester. Below we’ve listed some of the best places in the city where you can get a student discount, from restaurants and bars to transport and great leisure activities.
Address: Msu3, Manchester Arndale, Manchester M4 3AQ
Student discount: Undoubtedly one of the UK’s most popular fashion stores, Topshop and Topman have lots of amazing clothes and accessories for you to choose from. And by showing your university card in store, you can receive 10% off your bill at the same time!
Name: Sassoon Salon
Address: 1 Marsden St, Manchester M2 1HW
Student discount: With stores across London and the UK, Sassoon brings one of Britain’s most exclusive salon experiences to Manchester. All stylists have a wealth of experience and, when you use your Vita Student VIP Card, you can bag a stunning haircut for just £35!
Name: Street on First
Address: Innside Manchester, 1 First Street, Manchester M15 4RP
Student discount: Another one of our Vita Student VIP brands and located right next to our residence at First Street, too! Street on First is a fantastic fusion of Spanish street food, classic Italian and Asian dishes, set in an authentic Mediterranean dining themed restaurant. Simply show your card to receive 20% off all food and drink.
Name: YO! Sushi
Address: R6-R7, Manchester Arndale, Manchester M4 3AQ
Student discount: Always a tasty alternative to other chain food outlets on the high street, YO! Sushi delivers a truly Japanese eating experience. It serves an extensive choice of fresh sushi from its open kitchen and order belt. Register online and use your university card to receive 25% off, excluding Mondays.
Name: Scene Indian Street Kitchen
Address: 4 Left Bank, Manchester M3 3AN
Student discount: Scene offers sumptuous food from the Indian sub-continent, set in an authentic dining environment. And you can sample some of their most revered dishes with 15% off using your Vita Student VIP Card.
Address: 16 Albert Square, Manchester M2 5PF
Student discount: Tampopo is inspired by dishes from East Asia. Choose from cuisine inspired in the countryside of Vietnam or the foothills of Indonesia. Use your Vita Student VIP Card to receive 50% off your bill (yes, 50%!) until October 31st 2016. Then enjoy 20% thereafter.
Name: Manchester buses
Address: Bus stops across the city
Student discount: Manchester has a fantastic bus system, dubbed as one of the busiest in Europe. The bus is one of the best and easiest ways of getting around the city, and there a number of private operators that offer great value deals for students. Stagecoach, operator of the popular UniRider, has routes connecting the city’s universities with locations across Manchester, as does First Manchester that also offers term-long and year-long subsidised passes. Check out both websites to buy yours.
Name: Manchester Cars
Address: 41a Bloom Street, Manchester M1 3LY
Student discount: For those more personal journeys or trips to the airport, Manchester Cars also offer great taxi fares for students. What’s more, the Student Discount Book currently has a voucher available to receive 10% off for students. Follow the link, sign up and download your voucher!
Address: 84 Halle Mall, Manchester Arndale, Manchester M4 2HU
Student discount: Need a new pair of glasses while you’re at uni? At Specsavers you can get 25% off frames worth £69 or above, a great saving on any pair of designer frames.
Address: Manchester Arndale, 107 Market Street, Manchester M1 1WN
Student discount: If you’re a keen photographer, you’ll be pleased to know that Jessops, as well as stocking all the camera equipment and accessories you’ll ever need, also offer 10% off printing if you show them your university card!
Name: Black Dog Ballroom
Address: Basement Affleck’s Palace, Church St, Manchester M4 1PW
Student discount: This is always one of the most popular places in the city’s Northern Quarter for drinks, pool and live music. And, as one of our exclusive Vita Student VIP brands, you can go and enjoy all of these things and get 25% off food and free games of pool by showing your card!
Address: Trafford Quays Leisure Village, Trafford Way, Manchester M41 7JA
Student discount: This is one of the coolest activities you can do in Manchester! Swap the library and city centre for an afternoon on the ‘slopes’ by trying your hand at skiing and snowboarding. Every Wednesday ChillFactore offer great incentives for students, including two hour passes for £15.