Freshers Week discounts

Win a free pasty every month for a year!

Thanks to the Original Pasty House we are able to offer 10 lucky students a free pasty every month of the year!

Simply take a photo of your confirmation pack using the hashtags:



 on Twitter or Instagram for your chance to win!

Freshers discounts

We have teamed up with some of the best independent businesses in and around central Plymouth to offer you some amazing discounts to really help you get to know your new home!

To take advantage of these great offers, simply present your discount card from your confirmation pack to any of the businesses detailed below.

These offers are valid from Saturday 16 to Saturday 23 September 2017.  

Discover Plymouth with your very own Freshers Week discounts map.

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Harbourside Fish and Chips

Quality fish and chips and fresh, sustainable seafood have always been important at Harbourside. Our unique restaurant and takeaway has always been a favourite of local residents and tourists alike. We look forward to making your visit to Harbourside a memorable one.

10% discount

Pilgrims Ice Cream

Selling Langage Farm ice cream, sorbets and yoghurts as well as smoothies, ice cream floats, sundaes and hot and cold drinks.

10% discount

Boston Tea Party

At Boston Tea Party we have been named by The Sunday Times as one of the best 25 places in the country to eat brunch. So why not come and see what the fuss is about?

One free medium hot drink with a minimum spend of £2.50*

*Any additional shots or syrups to be charged at full price. One free drink per person. Offer can be withdrawn at any time.

Good Coffee Headquarters

Plymouth’s original specialty coffee shop. Closely situated to the campus at the heart of the city’s bustling cultural quarter. We offer a wide range of quality coffee and brewing methods, a new house blend everyday, incredible edibles and special events.

Free coffee

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Minerva Streetwear

Minerva streetwear is a stockist of the finest premium goods, with a background rooted in street culture, music and free thinking contemporary urban fashion.

15% discount

Plymouth Arts Centre

Plymouth Arts Centre is a nationally acclaimed centre for contemporary art, independent cinema, and creative learning.

Buy one get one free on cinema tickets

Highsports (Based in the Plymouth Life Centre)

Be a climber. Be super fit. Be on a crag. Be part of our climbing community. For us it’s all about the climbing community – we pride our walls on being friendly and fun places to climb. Mega walls and brilliant routes help too! Be part of it.

Massively discounted climbing all year round!

Only £5.50 per climb

Rockets & Rascals

Rockets & Rascals is the perfect destination for great coffee and beautiful bicycles on Plymouth’s historic Barbican.

Open from 8:00–18:00 every day (9:00–17:00 on Sundays), open late for live music every Friday.

20% discount

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Mango Surfing

At Mango we live and breathe surfing. We only sell surfboards and accessories we are proud to ride and only sell clothes we are proud to wear.

10% discount

The Real Food Kitchen

We have an al fresco café on Quay Point at the Barbican open seven days a week from 9:00 til the evening, dependent on the weather, serving fresh food cooked on the premises daily.

15% off food and drink plus, buy two, get third free on all smoothies and milkshakes during the week.

Arena Creative Hair

Whether you’re looking for a ‘tidy-up’ or full hair makeover, come say 'hi' and speak to any of our stylists, who would love to talk to you about your hair goals.

  • £15.00 off ladies cuts and colours with a free treatment worth £5.00
  • £10.00 off cuts for ladies and gents with a free treatment worth £5.00

The Original Pasty House

In the heart of the city centre, find our great range of West Country pasties, fresh deli counter and barista coffee. Use our fast takeaway or enjoy our modern café and outdoor seating area.

Buy any pasty or filled baguette and get a free 500ml bottle of Coke

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Upper 38 Hair

Upper38 is well established, offering ladies hair and beauty, and gents barbering and grooming. Having grown over the last five years mainly through word of mouth, our philosophy is simple, high-end salon hair, barbering and beauty at half the price of many of our competitors.

20% off all services on the first visit only, except colour where we will offer 10% off and a free beauty treatment.

Visit our website for a full list of the beauty treatments included in this offer.

Jake’s Fast Food Takeaway

We are a Plymouth institution known worldwide for our excellent food and great fun service by employing mainly Plymouth University students. Jake’s is open 24 hours and 7 days a week serving great burgers, chips, melts and more!

10% discount

The Hutong Café

The Hutong is a speciality coffee café, on the doorstep of Royal William Yard, with gorgeous views of the harbour. Our focus is coffee excellence and delicious, freshly prepared brunches. Our café hosts comedy, music, poetry and monthly record fairs.

Our Freshers Week discount offer:

Flat white and sourdough toast for £3.50

Café Fandom

Just like your favourite superheroes, Café Fandom has a dual identity. By day, our café offers a relaxed environment for you to unwind with your favourite people. By night, it’s time to take off the glasses, let the hair down and become the hero.

  • 20% off* and 10% off for students as standard all year round
  • We will also be holding a burger challenge on the last day of freshers, £15.00 to enter and 20 spaces available. Winner eats free and gets 20% off for the year and a t-shirt

*drinks are not included in the discount

World Peace Café

Enjoy delicious veggie and vegan food in a peaceful environment. Take in a relaxing meditation class or just chill out with a coffee and cake.

Open Monday to Friday, 11:00–15.30

15% discount

Theatre Royal Plymouth

The Theatre Royal Plymouth is the largest and best attended regional producing theatre in the UK and the leading promoter of theatre in the South West.

Student concessions and last minute under 26 ticket scheme. To sign up visit our website.

Terms and conditions

  • Offers available across all participating outlets detailed on map
  • No photocopies accepted
  • Not redeemable for cash or credit
  • Subject to availability from 16–23 September 2017

For all card enquiries please contact

Student discounts with an NUS Extra card

Gain access to over 200 UK student discounts with the ultimate student discount card

Purchase your very own NUS Extra card online or from the Students' Union bar.

You can also keep track of exactly how and where you can save money with the NUS Extra app for iPhone and Android.

Discounts currently include:

  • 25% off your food bill at Prezzo
  • 40% off at PizzaExpress
  • 10% off Co-operative food
  • 10% off at New Look
  • 50% off Amazon Student Membership

...and many more!

Additional all-year discounts

Plymouth Argyle Football Club

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Student tickets to any* League One home game: £14.00 (instead of £20.00) – vouchers may be purchased on campus from the UPSU shop which are redeemed for tickets at the Argyle ticket office.

*An upgrade charge of £1.00 is applicable to some matches (note this will be payable directly to Argyle FC when redeeming the voucher at Home Park).

Find out more about our partnership with Plymouth Argyle Football Club

Mountbatten Watersports Centre

Studying in Britain's ocean city gives you the amazing opportunity to get involved in a range of watersports in stunning locations during your time in Plymouth.

Students receive an amazing 25% off Mountbatten courses including National Governing Body awards.

Find out more about our partnership with Mountbatten Watersports Centre

Campus cafés

Plymouth University café loyalty cards and discounts – use your student card to pay for food or drink in any of our cafés to get 10% discount on all purchases, excluding meal deals. Ask for a loyalty card at any one of our campus cafés to get your ninth drink absolutely free.

Find out more about our campus cafés


Santander Bank have a branch on the main Plymouth campus, located at the Smeaton Building First Floor, open to students, staff and our local community. The campus branch team can offer financial benefits not always available from high street branches – from mortgage and loan advice to opening a UK bank account and accessing cash – their cash point even dispenses £5.00 notes!

Find out more about our partnership with Santander

Theatre Royal

Plymouth University is proud to be a long-term corporate sponsor of the Theatre Royal but our mutually beneficial partnership runs so much deeper. Discounted tickets are available through the partnership for University staff and students, who are actively encouraged to visit the theatre including the Drum Theatre performances, make use of the corporate hospitality packages available and engage voluntarily in the Theatre's community outreach activities.

Find out more about our partnership with Theatre Royal