Student Discount Squirrel was established way back in 2010 by a group of University friends studying at Bristol University, Leeds University and Manchester University – all who loved to save money. Like most students do!
We were initially an online forum of mates who would share online codes, students discounts info, company promotions, deals and special offers amongst ourselves.
We each invited more friends to join the group until one day it became too large to manage and so we decided to launch our own website, with a view to spreading our money-saving tips with other like-minded people all over the country; The Squirrel was born!
At the time there weren’t many sites dedicated to student finance, UK wide student discounts and promotional codes – so the squirrel led the charge.
Nowadays there are really good other sites that do great offers such as Unidays, Student Beans and Save the Student, so check those out too! Grab those bargains where you can!
Since those early days, our following has grown but the initial three of us still work on the site – with some extra help from current undergraduates to keep us in the loop and sane. We like it that way.
We work on a daily basis updating offers and seeking out news from all over the UK.
For our full list of Student Discounts check out our retailer A-Z directory.
“If you need a student discount then I’m your squirrel! I’ll also give you extra money saving tips such as promo codes and sales news”
HELPING STUDENTS – MONEY-SAVING ADVICE
Let’s face it, no one wants to be spending all of their loans, money and hard-earned cash on basics and essentials. And despite the stereotypes, being an intelligent person of study (LOL – that’s you!) doesn’t mean you must eat beans on toast for every meal. Far from it!
Allow us savvy squirrels to save you money by finding you amazing promos and money-saving tips so you can still afford to live a lavish lifestyle! (Try saying that after a night down The Union!) Plus – to be honest – worrying about money just sucks!
At Student Discount Squirrel will also help you find out how to FIND FREE CASH!!!! Yes, you read that correctly, there are piles of cash tucked away in bursaries, scholarships and grants for those who need financial support: the trick is to hit as many angles as you can (location, dependents, your gender, subjects studied).
Your university will have some schemes, but there are also private scholarships, sponsorships, grants and emergency funds floating out there too to help those who need support.
At Student Discount Squirrel we therefore not only seek out online offers and promos but also more practical tips to help you save (and sometimes gain extra money), supporting you in difficult times. We are a community of like-minded people helping each other out!
WHY THE SQUIRREL?!!
LOL. People also ask…. so….
The name Student Discount Squirrel came after a drunken night out. Something to do with squirrelling around for offers etc… you get the idea!
We have been told to change it on many occasions but we love it, so we refuse. We would feel bad dumping the squirrel for a more corporate name so he’s staying! LOL.
STUDENT, UNIVERSITY AND SQUIRREL FUN FACTS!
We love facts – so check out these beauties… did you know?
- There are 162 higher education institutions in the UK – lots to choose from!
- There are 2.32 million students studying at UK higher education institutions – that’s lots of squirrels!
- 90% of graduates were in work or further study within six months of leaving university – so there’s a bright future after your studies!
- There are 206,870 Academic staff employed at UK universities!
- And 212,840 Non-academic staff employed at UK universities!
- Universities across the UK generate £95 billion in gross output for the economy every year!
- In 2017, overall student satisfaction at UK higher education institutions was 84%
- The scientific name for a Red Squirrel is Sciurus vulgaris.
- They can be right- or left-handed when they eat a pine cone!
Don’t forget to check out our student news section where we cover lots of different student-related topics in detail.