Tuesday 18 December 2018

13 businesses offering great student deals in Gloucestershire

From travel and food to gym memberships and entertainment, SoGlos has found 13 businesses that offer brilliant student deals in Gloucestershire – perfect for saving some pennies and living a great student life.

Having fun whilst trying not to break the bank can prove a little difficult, especially when living off a student loan. But SoGlos is here to help, teaming up with Stagecoach West to find a whole host of student deals available in Gloucestershire.

Encompassing everything from theatre tickets and football matches, to miniature golf and foodie deals that are deliciously tempting, it’s time for students to take advantage of these great offers.

For more information about Stagecoach West’s student discount, visit stagecoachbus.com directly.

1. Stagecoach West

Offering the chance for Gloucestershire’s students to explore the county on a budget, Stagecoach West has a special student bus ticket. It’s called the University of Gloucestershire unirider, and allows travel on services in Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Wiltshire and into Bristol, Oxford and Swindon.

This flexible bus pass promises cheaper travel, and is available for anyone who presents their valid University of Gloucestershire student ID. There are numerous options encompassing the Unirider Academic Year, Unirider Four Week, Unirider One Week, and Unirider Single.

Whether students are enjoying a day trip, visiting the shops, going to the cinema or out for dinner, the unirider is the perfect chance to save some pennies when out and about. Once you’ve paid, the ticket can be used to your heart’s content!

2. Leisure at Cheltenham

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Fitness fanatics can snap up a student membership for Leisure at Cheltenham, giving access to its excellent facilities including a state-of-the-art gym, swimming pool, exercise classes and health spa.

There’s a great discount available for students, with memberships costing £210 for a year, £24 per month for a six-month contract, or £32 per month for a non-contract membership.

3. Go Ape

Get together a group of friends and go wild in the Forest of Dean, heading to Go Ape at Mallards Pike. The Tree Top Adventure provides hours of thrilling activities as visitors unleash their inner Tarzan on the high ropes.

NUS Extra Card Holders can bag a bargain when booking their Tree Top Adventure, with places costing £25 rather than £33. What’s more, non-NUS card holders can head to Student Beans and save 15 per cent when booking their adventure.

4. Gloucester Quays

Savvy shoppers can get a good dose of retail therapy at Gloucester Quays in the heart of the city. Already offering discounts of up to 70 per cent, students can also take advantage of irresistible deals in its resident stores.

The exclusive student discount includes savings of 15 per cent in Skechers; 10 per cent in Calvin Klein; 25 per cent in Bench; 10 per cent in the Gap Outlet; and 15 per cent off at Ted Baker. All are valid when presenting student ID.

5. Everyman Theatre Cheltenham

16 to 25-year-olds can bag tickets to the Everyman Theatre for much less, thanks to the venue’s incredible scheme; designed to offer the chance for more people to experience amazing live theatre right on the doorstop in Cheltenham.

Those lucky enough to be under-25 can buy two tickets to productions in the main house for just £5 – and with the programme including everything from smash-hit musicals to West End shows, there’s something for everyone.

6. Coal Grill & Bar

Located in Gloucester Quays, Coal Grill & Bar is a great destination for eating, drinking and socialising. With a delicious menu featuring everything from barbecue plates and pizza to juicy burgers, there’s plenty of enticing choice.

Valid on selected days, students can get 25 per cent off main menu meals, thanks to Coal Bar & Grill’s ‘Calling all Students!’ offer, valid for the card holder who can download their unique discount code online.

7. Mr Mulligan's Lost World Golf

Located in Cheltenham’s Brewery Quarter, Mr Mulligan’s Lost World Golf is the perfect place for a day, or night out. Players can enjoy some friendly competition, putting holes throughout the exciting attraction with a drink in hand.

Offering even more incentive to book a game at Mr Mulligan’s, students can save when booking online. Sessions cost £6.75 or £10 for one or two games respectively, available for NUS card holders.

8. YO! Sushi

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Sushi lovers are in good hands thanks to YO! Sushi’s student deal, allowing for savings on the final bill. Providing the perfect excuse for a meal at the Cheltenham branch, enjoy everything from sushi rolls and noodles, to katsu curry and tempura.

To save 25 per cent on food, students can sign up to YO! Sushi’s offer and news emails, update their profile, and receive a unique student code – when showing their ID at the restaurant, they’ll bag the brilliant discount.

9. The Roses Theatre

Tewkesbury’s Roses Theatre plays host to a wide array of live events such as comedy, music and plays, for which 16 to 25-year-olds can snap up tickets for a fraction of the usual cost.

There’s a limited number of seats available at a reduced price, for those of the right age; the deal allows for savings of £5 off the advertised price across any live event that offers concessions.

10. Cheltenham Town FC

Footie fans are in the right place for some great sporting action, if they head to a match at Cheltenham Town FC. Offering the chance to enjoy the beautiful game on home turf, groups can cheer on the Robins, experiencing every goal, save and nail-biting moment.

There’s also some great news for students, who can bag a ticket to Cheltenham Town’s home matches for just £5 or £7, depending on which stand they choose. Compared to prices of £16 or £21 for adults, it’s a great saving from the football club.

11. Sandford Parks Lido

Perfect for those summer months, Sanford Parks Lido is Cheltenham’s hugely popular outdoor swimming pool, that remains a hit with all ages every year. Students looking for a swim or study break in the sunshine can snap up a season ticket for less.

The benefits of the season tickets include unlimited swimming during the season, discount on hot food from Café Lido, and priority entry on busy days. Students can get their ticket for £53, rather than £94 for adults.

12. Bill's

With Bill’s restaurants in Cheltenham and Gloucester, students can choose the location that best suits their plans. With a delicious menu serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a great drinks menu, it’s the perfect all-day drinking and dining destination.

The eatery’s student offer allows 20 per cent off when ordering in the restaurant, valid on specific days upon presenting a valid student ID when ordering the bill.

13. Martin & Phelps

For those all-important beauty treatments, Martin & Phelps in Cheltenham is ideal. The salon offers beauty, hair and barber services, encompassing everything from straightening and extensions, to manicures and spray tanning.

Ideal for big nights out and special occasions, students can book a treatment at the local salon. Understanding that every penny counts, Martin & Phelps offers 10 per cent discount off services booked for certain days, valid when showing valid student ID.

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