The top bricks-and-mortar bookseller in the UK, Waterstones operates over 280 shops across the country and in some concessions throughout Europe, as well as online through its own website. You may have a branch of Waterstones at your uni, but if not, it’s likely there’s one nearby on your closest high street. You can also browse and buy online at waterstones.com. They are fantastic for toys, games, stationery, and much more besides.
The great news is that there is a Waterstones student card. To get it you need a .ac.uk email address. Just register with this email address, and you’ll get a Waterstones Plus Student card. You get a stamp for every time you use the student card for orders over £10 and once you have 10 stamps you get £10 off. You also get 5% off your purchases. It’s free and well worth it in addition with the plus student discounts and the latest discount code news.
You also have access to the Waterstones.com app too, which will keep track of your account and stamps too making it super easy. It allowed better customer services too.
Remember if you want to find out about all the Waterstones discounts for students then check out our Waterstones student discount guide for promo codes, deals and money-saving tips and plus balance.
TOP STUDENT BUY: THE BOOK YOU WISH YOUR PARENTS HAD READ – PHILIPPA PERRY – £10.99 HARDBACK
A must-read for psychology students or fans, The Book You Wish Your Parents Had Read brilliantly explains the theory behind how your upbringing may affect the person you are today.
Philippa Perry is a clinical psychotherapist specialising in child psychology and her easy-to-read writing style helps map out the basics in a way that’s interesting but still factual.
If you’re ever planning on having children or working with them, this is a great guide to thinking of them as people, not projects… and learning to take from the parenting styles of others to best benefit happy, healthy development. Remember to download the Waterstones app for extra savings too and check your plus balance points. You can use it in Waterstones shops too.GET STUDENT DISCOUNT >
TOP STUDENT BUY: NATIVES: RACE AND CLASS IN THE RUINS OF EMPIRE – AKALA – £6.99 PAPERBACK
Sadly not historical but very current, Akala’s deep dive into his own experiences as a mixed-race man in modern Britain make for a fascinating read.
It’s brutally honest and covers everything from being stopped and searched to realising that his mother was white – and reflects upon these and how they have shaped his outlook on life today.
This book is a great political commentary as well as examining sexual objectification and identity, the police, education and the growth of the far-right. It’s heavy, but it’s worth the weight.
TOP STUDENT BUY: EVERYTHING I KNOW ABOUT LOVE – DOLLY ALDERTON – £6.99 PAPERBACK (OTHER FORMAT PRICES VARY)
One of Waterstones’ ‘Best Books To Look Out For’, Everything I Know About Love is the memoir of Dolly Alderton, former Sunday Times dating columnist.
It’s her debut book and covers her memories of falling in love, relationship break-downs, having her heartbroken and relying on her best friends to pull her right back up again after a knockback.
It’s a real coming-of-age write, and you’ll find it funny, sad, satirical and very, very honest. It won’t teach you much in the realms of university courses, but it’ll make for a great read to stick your nose in when you need an escape from study! It’s possible to keep track of your student account on your Waterstones app, which alerts you to special offers, so make sure you download it and you can change your settings at any time and keep an eye on your Waterstones plus account and allow you to check your plus balance. It also gives you the option to reserve online and collect in-store. Always remember to check the terms and conditions.GET STUDENT DISCOUNT >