Anyway, where was I? Ah yes, being a student. Blue Light, my manager, who's never happier than when dealing with emergency call outs, got funding for his own Master's degree at the same time as I secured mine. He told me about the NUS Extra Scheme. I'm entitled to membership even though I am a part-time distance learner. For a payment of £12 a year, my Spotify subscription will drop down from ten quid to a fiver, there's a 10% discount at the Co-op and another 5% at Amazon. With it, I can also get 11% off an 18-25 railcard. Apparently I can even get one of those as well even though I'm twenty four years over the official age limit. Result! I've added an international ISIS card and memberships to the international student group ISIS, and Gourmet Society for small sums when buying the card. I'm quite interested in the discount from ATS Euromaster on tyres as well. It's been pointed out that the motorhome's going to need some soon and that's a scary economic prospect as they're big bastards.
I think I've demonstrated that it's well worth checking your entitlement to discounts based on student status. There's also savings to be had for people entitled to benefits and in certain professional groups including us lot in the NHS. Go seek out what you're entitled to. You may be pleasantly surprised!