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Which newspapers offer a student discount?

Newspaper DiscountsStaying on top of the latest news stories is an essential part of uni life. After all, if you're studying a subject in depth, it's wise to be familiar with the latest happenings.

A lot of information is available for free on the Internet and your university student newspaper, but if you want the really good stuff, you'll probably have to pay for it.

Thankfully, newspapers know that students are a bit strapped for cash and can't always afford to pay full price just to get their latest dose of current affairs. Many now offer great deals for students, meaning that you don't have to spend too much.

Newspapers with student offers/discounts

The Guardian Weekly

The Guardian Weekly is one of the world's best-selling international weekly newspapers, bringing readers a round-up of international news, politics and culture.

Student subscription offers 25% off usual prices. The normal rate is £90 for the year, but you'll pay just £68. You'll also get your first four issues free, as well as getting all copies delivered directly to your door for no additional cost.

All issues are made available online for subscribers, and you'll have access to the digital archive which goes back to 2007.

The Financial Times

Financial Times Student DiscountEssential for those studying business and accountancy related degrees, the Financial Times covers everything that your lecturers will be expecting you to know about.

Subscription offers for students from this newspaper change regularly, but right now you can get your issues for just £4/week.

The Week

The Week Student OfferPerhaps a lesser-known newspaper, The Week offers a digest of all the main stories reported in the British and international media over the past week.

It's delivered in one succinct booklet, making it a fantastic choice for students who need to know what's going on in the world, but don't have the time to read every newspaper available.

The Week doesn't offer a student discount as such, apart from the occasional special offer, but the savings on a general subscription are massive anyway.

Your delivery address can be easily changed as many times as you like, meaning no headaches if you want to visit home for a few weeks during the holidays.

Pick up a free copy of the week here.


I student offeri is the new kid on the block in the world of newspapers, and delivers the latest news and current affairs in a concise and intelligent format. Its articles tend to get straight to the point, making it a good choice for students.

It's super affordable anyway at just 20p per day, Monday-Friday, and 30p on Saturdays, though students can save  32% if they take out an annual subscription.

The student subscriptions last for 36 weeks (the length of an average academic year), Monday-Saturday. You'll receive tokens in the post that can then be used to pick up a copy of the newspaper free of charge from most retailers and local newsagents.

Another way to save money on newspapers is to look out for coupons being offered around your campus. The Times regularly gives out tokens that will get you the latest copy for just 20p. And really, what can you buy with 20p these days? All in all, it's a total bargain.

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Which newspapers do you find are the best for your degree subject? Have you found a way to get a decent discount on the usual prices?

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