Currys Student Discount Guide

Listen up students, there are currently some great ways to save at Currys. To start with there is currently a big Mega Deals event and a separate clearance event with lots of savings to be had. Plus check out this special voucher codes page which has the latest live promo codes to save on specific tech brands.  As there is no Currys student discount this is a great way for students to get some serious savings.

Also check out our savings section below for the latest ways to get promo and discount codes and vouchers, as well as listing any special sales or offers:

Save up to £200 at the Mega Deal Event

Special Deals at the Big Clearance Event

Up to £100 Off with the Latest Voucher Codes

£100 Off HP Laptops

20% Off Printer Inks

10% Off Selected Laptops

10% Off Smart Home Products

Student Laptop Price Match

From the latest and best laptops to take those notes in lectures to the all-important kettle and toaster combo for your halls of residence rooms, electrical razors, mobile phone, stylish tablets and loads of other fantastic tech in between, Currys, or Currys PC World if we are giving it the full title, is the one stop shop for student electricals across the UK. But is there a Currys student discount in June 2018? That is why the Squirrel is here to answer this question.

Not only will we let you know all the popular queries such as ‘What is the NUS Currys discount?’, we will also show students the best ways to save when making your tech purchases both at currys.co.uk or in one of their UK stores.

Above is the contents for this page, so if there is an area that is particularly relevant then click on the link.

If not, read the whole guide to find the best money saving tips for your university tech and electrical purchases.We know that electricals, laptops and PCs are likely to be one of your biggest purchases for university life, which is why it’s key to get a Currys s discount and get the best savings.

So, let the trusty Student Discount Squirrel help you discover the top student discounts at Currys PC World and start savings £100s today!

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1. Do Currys do a student discount?

Now, not great news to start with but unfortunately there is not an official Currys student discount.

However, do not fear dear students, this doesn’t mean that you can’t save lots of money on your purchases and there are still loads of discounts and tips that will you money for you to take advantage of online across a full range of lovely tech goodies.

Firstly we have put together the latest discount codes, sales and offers that are available in our savings section at the top of the page. If something catches your eye then click on the big green button.

We regularly update this helpful guide so you can make savings and keep more of your loan for going down the pub. What could be better!

Even though there is no official Currys student discount at Student Discount Squirrel we have researched the best ways for you to save money at our favourite electrical retailer when shopping at currys.co.uk.

Follow our handy guide and you’ll be quids in and have the latest gadgets as well! Keep ahead of the game Squirrels!

2. Currys Discount Codes & Vouchers

Although as mentioned before there isn’t a student discount, they do often release promo codes which you can use to get discounts off all your purchases. There is actually a special page tucked away on the currys.co.uk website which is located here.

And the best news is you don’t need any fiddly NUS card validation or other student validation, they are free to use!

We’ve noticed that they are usually for money off certain individual products such as an Apple ipad or certain groups of electricals such as coffee makers or laptops.

We’ve put together a table of vouchers and also some previous discount codes that have been popular and are usually repeated.

To use them, simply click through, enter the item into your online basket at currys.co.uk and head for the check-out. On this page, enter the voucher code into the box and hey presto, a nice reduction is applied.

Keep an eye-out on our Student Discount Squirrel’s Facebook page for all the best Currys discounts. We regularly scour the web for the best Currys discount codes and lists them below so take a look and see if you can save.

The best starting point when trying to bang a Currys deal is to check out the current sales and offers they have available online at the official Currys website.

Currys often have brilliant sales and discounts running every month and in this easy to use section you’ll find out about the best discounts in Currys (on everything from laptops to tablets and more), plus you can clearly see how much you are saving too. Always good to know!

In this section there are also helpful links to easily find items that you may have seen advertised on TV, as well computing deals, small electricals etc so it is really worth a gander.

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3. Is there a NUS or Unidays Currys discount?

As the UK now has various student discount programmes it can be difficult to find a conclusive answer. Whether it be Unidays, NUS Extra, Student Beans or any other smaller ones, even when you google the question it can be hard to find a clear answer. This is where the squirrel steps in to help!

Unidays Currys

Unfortunately there is no Unidays affiliation for Currys. Not to worry though, you can still get very cheap laptops, tablets and electricals at currys.co.uk that are sometimes actually cheaper than other companies with reductions for learners!

We suggest you check out our fabulous savings section at the top of the page for the latest tech savings.

NUS & Currys

As mentioned previously, there is no student discount so this means that there is no Currys NUS discount either. Bummer.

But as we have also shown you, by using available voucher codes or shopping when there is a big tech sale, you can literally save hundreds of pounds so that really is fantastic news for all you undergraduates.

Make sure you take a look at our promo codes section for the latest on online vouchers that make great savings on particular products. Also, this contains any current sales that are an amazing way to make good savings.


TOP TOP. – we recommend that if you are in a store, show your card and ask if there is a student discount or special offer. Sometimes they might discount the price or add in some freebies so it’s well worth asking..”

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4. Currys Sales & Promo Codes – The Best Ways For Students To Save

A top way for undergraduates to bag a bigger discount is when there is a big Currys sale on. Usually we’ve found that there are hundreds of top items such as laptops, tablets, electricals, mobile phones, printers and a whole host of other sexy tech products.

Typical discounts during the sales include hundreds of pounds off the more expensive items such as computers and reductions of up to 50% on smaller priced items.

The Squirrel keeps an eye out on all the big sales and offers and throughout 2018 and we know that the big ones happen typically at the following times.

Black Friday Sales & Cyber Monday

This sales period which occurs around the end of November is now a huge date in the diary. We noticed that there were some really fantastic tech bargains to be had.

If you need a new laptop or tablet but can hold on to Black Friday and Cyber Monday then you will be guaranteed to make some fabulous savings.

Boxing Day & January Sales

So after Black Friday and Cyber Monday is over, the next big one is the Boxing Day & January Currys sales. We say Boxing Day but we’ve noticed that online at currys.co.uk, the sales start late on 24th December. Cheeky huh but we’re not complaining when there are some lovely tech bargains to be had.

Again there can be up to 50% off certain items and £300 plus off high ticket items like Apple Macs and laptops.

In-store if you fancy battling the crowds the sales start on Boxing day early. We know you students like a lie in after one to many Baileys so shopping online is probably the way to go.

We also like the fact there is no fiddly NUS code to enter, the discounts are just plain and simple and as advertised.

Other Sales

The Squirrel is keeping his eye out for when the other sales are and will update this as and when. Take a look at the save table near the top of the page for the current ways for students to save.

Also check out the hompage as if there is a sale or clearance on and you can save some money, then they will have it displayed here.

Currys Promo, Discount & Voucher Codes

Another excellent way to save on all that lovely tech is getting a fabulous promo code. Did you know that there is a special hidden page we’ve found on currys.co.uk that list all the current codes?

The latest are below:

DiscountDate ValidatedCode Required
£100 Off HP LaptopsJune 2018Yes
£20 Off Printer InksJune 2018Yes
Mega DealsJune 2018No
Big Clearance EventJune 2018No

5. Get Free Delivery for Students

Fantastic news, there is free delivery for all standard orders at currys.co.uk. The usual delivery time is 3-5 days and the fabulous news is that no NUS card is required, it is automatically applied at the online checkout.

The Squirrel loves this as it can be very annoying for undergraduates if you’re buying some great tech, only to have postage added at the checkout.

There are also options for next day delivery and click and collect which is good to know.

6. Currys PC World Price Promise

The squirrel loves Currys price promise guarantee. This means that if you find whatever you purchase cheaper anywhere else that they will refund the difference. This super confidence in their pricing gives you busy students peace of mind too!

This means that there is no need to shop around for your tablet, toaster or television (wasting valuable study and beer time), as you can be confident in buying knowing that even if you found a better deal further down the line, they will match the price.

7. Store Overview & Buyers Guide

Owned by the Dixons Carphone Group, Currys is a British high street staple for electricals retail and has been a fixture in commercial areas across the UK for over 100 years.

Currently, there are 295 large Currys superstores and just under 100 smaller high street shops, many of which trade under the name Currys Digital. The latter are old Dixons units that have been re-branded to Currys since the Dixons brand was removed. The rich brand history of the retail group means that you may have spotted the Currys name taking over larger out-of-town stores that were previously PC World stores or even large Dixons units. There are still some dual-branded Currys-PC World stores around, too.

Complemented by a vast online offering, Currys sell a variety of electricals and white goods, as well as lots of PC and computer products as PC World used to. This includes, but is by no means limited to, kitchen appliances, small and personal appliances, TV and entertainment equipment, cameras, audio equipment, computing products and PC accessories, phones and smart technology. When it comes to furnishing a student flat with the big-ticket items and your office supplies with all you need for uni, Currys is the perfect place to do a one-stop-shop and get everything done quickly and easily; online or off.

Currys isn’t necessarily a budget-range store, but instead stocks a range of brands from low to high end. The variety of stock on offer can make choosing items daunting, but this is where Currys really come into their own: their staff aren’t paid commission, so won’t upsell or sway buying decisions, and are encouraged to use the products on offer at home so that they have experience in all items and can readily offer advice and make recommendations. You’re guaranteed an honest and expert service in-store with Currys, and if you’re unable to make it to a physical bricks-and-mortar shop, you can instead use the online live chat to speak to a genuine employee and ask any questions you may have to understand more.

Free delivery is available on all items from the Currys website, and if you have a store near you, can be collected in-store for free too. If you’re in a hurry to receive your purchase, you’ll also find thousands of items available with same day or next day delivery options for speedy receipt!

In true Student Discount Squirrel style, Currys offer a Price Promise and will match their competitors on price for reasonable like-for-like items. This is wide-ranging, and includes the likes of AO.com, Argos, ASDA, John Lewis and Tesco – even if they’re having a sale! It’s always worth shopping around and doing a quick check for prices elsewhere, as this is a great way to save a few quid while still ensuring you benefit from the expert Currys service we’ve all come to know.

Top Buy: SONOS Play 1 Wireless Multi-Room Speaker – £149

The classic SONOS wireless speaker, this is a great way to sync your music with your phone (or with a housemate’s phone) and amplify it throughout your room or student flat. It can be on nice and quiet for relaxation time or some noise in the background of all your hard work (ha!) or pumped up for a party depending on your mood. Tapping into your Wi-Fi, the Sonos app on your smartphone or device links your music library or streaming service with the speaker direct, and you can control the whole thing without having to touch the speaker at all.

Top Buy: Breville VST025 Café Style Sandwich Press – £24.99

The Breville Café Style Sandwich Press is an easy way to upgrade your boring and thrown-together sandwiches into a proper meal in a ciabatta, panini or toastie. Zero skill is required and yet somehow this machine allows you to make an impressive quick snack that’s not stereotypical student grub – ideal for when your parents nip around or you must deal with someone that sticks their nose up at beans on toast! This press cooks up to three portions at once (or one if you’re hungry) and its non-stick aluminium plates are easy to wipe clean and maintain.

Top Buy: Microsoft Office Home and Student Lifetime Subscription – £119

OK, maybe one for the student loan or your ‘rents to fork out for, but this lifetime subscription is a must-have for anyone using a Microsoft PC, laptop or any device with Windows on. The complete Office edition, this package includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote; so essentially everything you need study-wise, with the ability to add on more specialised packages and programs should you need them later.

Currys is one of the biggest electrical and tech retailers in the UK. One of the benefits of this is that students are never too far away from a store, so if ever you need to return anything then your can do it in-store.

Also, they have some fantastic tutorials in-store by their knowledgable staff, so if you need any help with your laptop, tablet or phone, then there will be someone on hand to answer your questions.

Buying a Laptop

One of your essential purchases for university or college will be a laptop. Whether it’s taking notes in lectures or writing essays and dissertations, it really pays to invest in a good laptop.

Currys have a fantastic range of laptops in a wide range of price points. Brands include:

  • Lenovo
  • HP
  • Apple
  • ASUS
  • Dell
  • Samsung

And because of their price promise, you can buy your student laptop in confidence that it will be the cheapest available.

They also have some great discounts already added. At the time of writing laptop deals include:

  • £100 off HP laptops over £699
  • Trade in deals selected Lenovo and HP computers
  • Free delivery on all laptops
  • Selected discounts in their clearance sales
  • Voucher codes on HP laptops

Take a look at the laptop section and see what deals you fine students can find!

Need a new tablet for uni?

If you need to replace your tablet as it’s conked out or you’ve lost it then Currys is the place to shop. The Squirrel loves the big range of tablets they have, including:

  • Apple iPads
  • Samsung Galaxy
  • Asus
  • Acer
  • Huawei Amazon Fire
  • Amazon Kindle
  • eReaders

The choice is excellent and as there is the famous price promise then you can buy your tablet in confidence.

It really is worth investing in a tablet for uni as they can help you with your research, read your course texts and there are even some fantastic apps that can help you to take notes in lectures.

Also, they double up as a cheap way to provide entertainment. Why bother spending a good wedge of your loan when you can watch Netflix or iPlayer at home.

Other Great Buys

If you’re university requires you to print out your essay or dissertation, then you need a decent printer. Currys has you covered and they usually have some trusty brands on offer. 

Like to cook up a storm in your student house kitchen? From our experience, they are usually pretty underequipped, so take a look at the small appliances section for a great range of inexpensive toasters, kettles, grills, coffee makers, juicers, blenders and more!

8. Currys Student Discount Summary & FAQs

We get asked a lot of questions about a Currys student discounts so we’ve put together the useful table below to answer them. Whether it be an NUS discount or if any other discount providers such as Unidays or Student Beans this should slake your thirst for knowledge!

QuestionAnswer
Is there a Currys student discount?No, there are no official student discounts.
Are there NUS discounts?No, there is no NUS discount.
Is there a student discount code?Yes and no! There is no permanent student promo code but there are limited time ones released throughout the year.
When are the sales?Throughout the year. Check the home page.
Is there a Unidays discount?No
Does Student Beans do discounts?No

There are plenty of ways to save at this brilliant retailer. They do regular discounts and promo-codes– to summarise our top squirrel tips, here they are:

The current sales pages is the best place for the biggest and juiciest discounts.

Check out our discount code section for the latest promo codes, deals and offers which could save you money

There is up to £200 cashback if you can trade in your old laptop.

There is free delivery as standard and next day click and collect. This in itself is usually a worth quite a few quid when compared to similar stores. Full details here.

The currys.co.uk website will always have the best deals over shopping instore.

The home page is a great place to see the best discounts

The price promise guarantee means that students can buy with peace of mind

Take these steps young squirrels and you’re guaranteed to bag yourselves a tech bargain.

History of the Company

Currys started life as a bicycle retailer founded by Henry Curry in 1884 in Leicester, after he began to manufacture his own bikes. The retailer grew in popularity and moved twice to bigger premises before Henry formed a business partnership with sons and diversified the stock available to toys, radios and gramophones. Having expanded so rapidly, the business was floated on the stock exchange for the first time by 1927. In 1932, the company stopped making its own bikes but continued to stock them made by third parties and instead introduced white goods and electricals into stores. By 1984, there were 570 stores across the UK; twice as many as the company who were about to acquire it.

Bought by Dixons, the new owners quickly saw the potential in the existing brand reputation and so kept stores functioning under the Currys name as a separate entity. Eventually, they merged their Dixons stores into Currys and dual-branded PC World superstores, to best benefit from the existing brand.

Today, Currys remains the stand-out brand of the Dixons portfolio and is more successful than ever before. A household name throughout the UK, it comes Student Discount Squirrel recommended and is a great place to go to for product advice and purchases.

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