We can confirm that there is currently a 15% Vans student discount in May 2024 off all trainers. It’s easy to get, just head to the student page, verify your student status with Student Beans and you’ll be issued with a Vans Student Beans discount to get the reduction.

Also, make sure you check out the Vans outlet. There are some great discounts of up to 50%, this is how students can save the most and there were some great boots, shoes and trainers included.

And we have a great tip of sign up to the Vans newsletter and you’ll get a one-off 10% discount voucher.
Did you know that there are more ways for students to get bigger discounts at Vans? Here are the best ones we’ve found:

  • 15% discount for students
  • 10% Unidays code
  • Sign up for the Vans newsletter and get 10% off
  • Join the Vans family for points and exclusive benefits
  • 50% off on the sale outlet page and new lines added
  • Free delivery on all orders
  • Free returns
  • The Skate-Hi has now been released

But the savings don’t stop there. Students can potentially save more money by looking at our Squirrel student discounts savings section which is packed with Vans offer for these fantastic old skool trainers.

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Get the vans student discount code now.

We love the stunning array of Vans trainers and shoes there are nowadays. From the perennial favourite Old Skool range through to a huge choice of colours, materials and styles and exclusive collaborations such as Peanuts, there really is a Vans shoe for everyone!

Does do a Vans Students Discount?

There is a Vans student discount of 10% off all full-priced items. Sometimes this increases for limited periods throughout the year so look out for this.

Here is how you get it:

  1. Go to the special student page on vans.co.uk
  2. Follow the simple instructions and verify your student status via UNiDAYS.
  3. You’ll be issued with a unique code for 10% off
  4. Purchase your fantastic Vans shoes or clothing and enter code at the online checkout
  5. There are limited periods throughout the year that the official discount increases so keep your eyes peeled for that. We’ll be updating our savings section here, so please do check back before buying.

But did you know there are ways to get even bigger Vans discounts than the standard reduction above? No? That’s what the Student Squirrel is here for and why we are one of the fastest-growing student discounts sites in the UK. There is lots more advice on how to save money at Vans, so keep on reading!

“Even though there is a 10% student discount at Vans, it is possible for students to save more when buying these fashionable trainers. Read on for more tips”

The Unidays Vans Code

The discount market is big business these days and Vans shoes is no exception. However, it can be tricky finding out exactly how to get your student discounts and what the best ones are – what with NUS, Unidays and Student Beans; these are the 3 big student discount schemes in the UK – where do you start? So while you’ve been down the gym, or the pub the Squirrel has been doing the hard graft and researching. And here are the results!

Get the Vans Unidays Code

So the great news is that Vans is signed up to the Unidays student discount scheme so there is a valid Unidays Vans Discount. To get your Unidays Vans 10% code, head to the student page on vans.co.uk, follow the instructions and you’ll be getting a fresh unique Vans Unidays promo code. Awesome we say.

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Don’t forget to check out our savings section to see the latest ways that you can save money, with available codes which could enhance your savings.

Does Vans have a NUS Totum Discount in May 2024?

There is no NUS Vans scheme in 2020. HOWEVER, NUS students are entitled to the 20% through UNiDAYS Vans discounts as described above. Kerching!

Vans Student Beans Codes

Unfortunately, there is no association between Student Beans and Vans. Usually, you would be able to get a unique Vans discount to use at the online check-out but there is none. Make sure though that you do check out the offers page though as all the deals should be located there. To keep updated with current offers follow us on social media or by joining our e-list – simply leave us your email address or follow us on Twitter and Facebook!


Vans Promotional Codes, Vans Voucher Codes, Vans Deals and Sales Discounts

One of the best and easiest ways for uni goers to save money is when there is with a Vans promo code. When they usually release these (and any Vans voucher codes) they need to be used at vans.co.uk and they last from between 1-2 weeks. We always list live codes and offers in our savings section so make sure you take a look. They include:

Vans Discount Summary Discount Value Ends
50% Discounts in the Vans Outlet 50% 30 May 2024
15% Student Discount 15% 31 December 2024
Free delivery on orders over £45 Free delivery 31 December 2024
10% Vans Unidays Code 10% 31 December 2024
Up to 50% off Vans Trainers in the Sale 50% 30 May 2024

Previous Vans discounts, Vans deals and Vans offers have included:

  • 20% off all sale items
  • 20% off everything including Vans shoes
  • 30% voucher code
  • Free delivery – standard delivery
  • Vans seasonal promo codes and one-off promo code releases
  • Vans website offers

“Using the Vans voucher codes are super simple, just do your shop, get to the check-out and enter the code and the relevant reduction or Van offer will automatically be applied.”

We have a Vans special offers page if you are looking for more deals and if you want some similar discounts then check out our Converse student discount, Office shoes student discount and Schuh student discount pages.

2022 Vans Sale and Black Friday

One of the best ways for students to get the biggest discount is when there is a big Vans sale. These sales happen throughout the year but there are certain times that they come up which we will show you below. Interestingly enough we’ve found out that there is a permanent sales page on vans.co.uk which is worth a look at any time of year.

However, the best savings is when there is an official sale. Take a look to see if there is one due and if you can claim your discount at Vans today.

Vans Black Friday and Cyber Monday

There tends to be a huge Vans Black Friday sale. They have reductions of up to 70%. We like looking at Vans.co.uk as it’s easy to search by size which is handy and there were good reductions on dresses, shirts, trousers, shoes and much more. If it’s coming up to that date (last week in November) then it’s worth hanging on to.

Christmas, Boxing Day and Vans January Sales

We’ve all seen the queues at 5 am on Boxing Day morning outside a Vans for their big Christmas sales. There are some amazing reductions and deals to be had but they usually go quick. Online is a great place to go but we recommend snapping it up if you see something you like as they tend to sell out fast.

Mid-season and Easter Sales

Around mid-March Vans have a mid-season sale and also something for Easter too. We’ve found that they have a good 50% sale on selected items, and then add additional discounts of 20% on sale items so you can get up to 70% off. This is one of THE best times for students to bag a bargain.


More About Vans

When you hear the word ‘Vans’, providing you’re not conjuring up mental images of transportation, you probably immediately think of a classic, low rise, old skool skate shoe with a distinctive stripe down the side. It’s these shoes that started the brand off and today can be found on the feet of almost anyone who enjoys a comfy flat trainer.

Vans isn’t the cheapest of brands but doesn’t sit within a premium range either (unless you’re a skateboarding professional looking to invest heavily in the proper equipment), so it’s a nice high street name you can rely on for quality and value. The Vans range now spans shoes of almost all sneaker types, as well as flip flops, sliders and some other sports specialist footwear, clothing and accessories; and tiny shoes for tiny people (or, you know, kids). All of the footwear is pretty easily identifiable as Vans due to the consistent branding throughout their collections, so if you spot a pair you like when out and about, you can be sure to find them through the brand.

Vans sell their ranges through their e-commerce website, bricks-and-mortar high street stores in major cities and shopping malls (currently 20 in the UK and a further 10 Outlet stores), and through a selection of third-party footwear retailers such as Schuh, Sports Direct and JD.

The thing about Vans is, although they’re not a budget brand, their shoes last for ages and the nature of their background as skate shoes means that they’re designed for scuffs, bumps and hard wear right from the off. That makes them firmly Student Discount Squirrel approved. There is a 10% discount as standard on Vans products purchased through their primary website, but we don’t find often that this is the cheapest way to buy – we can do better! Check back here for the latest promo codes, voucher info and flash sale details, as well as the latest scoop on individual retailer’s discounts. Don’t assume shopping direct with Vans will be cheaper; we may be able to bag you a better bargain elsewhere!

History of the Company

Back in 1944, Paul Van Doren dropped out of school and was pressured by his mother to get a job in place of his education. Starting out sweeping floors at Randy’s, a shoe manufacturer, Paul worked his way up through the business in a variety of odd jobs and at age 34, became Vice President of the whole company. He decided not long after that he’d like to own his own shoe brand, and alongside his brother, opened the Van Doren Rubber Company in Anaheim, California, producing rubber-soled shoes.

The shoes grew in popularity and the Vans logo we know and love today was actually initially produced by the son of one of the brothers, aged just 13. A graffiti-spray design that he used to decorate his own skateboard decks, was first used on a custom pair of Vans shoes for him across the heel, and later integrated across the range to brand them. Still in place today, it demonstrates brilliantly a quirky part of the company’s history and its family orientation.

Vans was sold by the brothers in 1988 and has since been acquired by new owners again. Taking corporate know-how and aligning it with skateboard-related events and sports, the brand has grown to sponsor the Vans Warped Tour, the US Open of Surfing and hip-hop collective Odd Future, as well as a variety of skate parks and sport-specific competitions, festivals, and events.

Fun Facts about Vans

  • Vans is based in Santa Ana, California
  • It sponsors a host of surf, snowboarding, motocross and BMX teams!
  • There is an annual Vans Warped Tour – a travelling rock festival.
  • The company was formed by Paul Van Doren
  • In 1966 at 704 East Broadway the first store named The Van Doren Rubber Company was opened by Paul and his brother James along with Gordon C Lee and Serge D’Elia.
  • Vans offer a range of deals throughout the year
  • Vans Shoes clothing is a fan of skate-parks and opened its first one in 1988! There is one in London, in the Old Vic Tunnels, called House of Vans

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Vans give student discount?

Vans does offer a student discount. You can get the student code through Unidays and enter it at the promo code box at the online checkout. The standard discount is 10% but we have seen it raised to 15% and even 20% for limited periods so look out for this.

Is there a Vans Unidays code?

There is a Unidays code for Vans available. As long as you are a student that qualifies for Unidays codes then you can generate the student code at myunidays.com for Vans.

What is the Vans student discount?

The Vans student discount is 10%.

There are periods throughout the year when it is increased to 15% and even 20% so we will inform you about this in our savings section.

Do Vans do NHS discount?

There is no official Vans NHS discount.

However, NHS workers should check out our savings section for the best ways to save on Vans trainers including the latest discount codes and sales information.

Can Vans be workout shoes?

We wouldn’t recommend Vans for workout shoes. This is because there is not much ankle support or specially designed soles for running and you could be at risk of damaging your feet. You’re better off looking at Nike or adidas trainers instead.

Is Vans owned by Nike?

Vans is not owned by Nike. It is owned by VF Corp which also owns brands such as The North Face and Timberland.

Summary of Vans Students Discounts

There we have it. We’ve shown you that it is possible to get a 10% Vans discount. This is possible with a Unidays Vans code.

It is also possible to potentially save more through promo and voucher codes, signing up to the newsletter, free delivery, checking the sales page, purchasing during big sales like Black Friday and also by checking the home page for the latest promotions and deals. We hope we have saved you some money in buying your new trainers.

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