"The NUS is actively campaigning to stop non-NUS students getting discounts"
Nice to see that the most well known voice of students in the UK has its priorities firmly in order.
Fair enough if they strike special deals with previous retailers who don't already offer discounts to all students, but to go around trying to bully retailers into withdrawing long standing policies of giving discount to all students just to sort out their failing accounts is just c**p and childish.
Could leave you asking are they really the type of people you want representing you?
Agreed with Ant. For the NUS to be campaigning against student discounts for non-card holders is further demonstration of the fact that their interest has nothing to do with representing and aiding students, and everything with self-preservation of a redundant, indulgent, deeply corrupt bureaucracy.
The Student Union at the NUS university I attended last year recently "lost" the sponsorship funding obtained through hard work by the student TV station there, disabling them from actually meeting their obligations to the sponsor, and without ever locating and returning the money to either sponsor or society. Coincidentally, this occurred after one of the station founders criticized the NUS over their support of the lecturers' marking boycotts.
Of course, if the retailer has a sign stating "Student Discount" They must, by law, offer that discount to ALL students, upon proof of that status. If they want to be exclusive it'd have to say NUS Extra Student Discount. Bit pants. Bit like that Ace card I was conned into buying in my fresher year.
I regularly go to shops, cinemas and try to buy ticekts to venues where they explicitly require NUS card, and refuse to give me a discount. Most workers at these shops haven't even heard of Imperial College!
I contacted Cineworld over the summer and they came back to me making it very clear that it is a student discount. I provided them with a list of Non-NUS affiliated universities and Cineworld have even gone into the trouble to ensure all their cinemas in areas where these universities are located have been informed the situation and will provide student discount to all.
Let me know who have refused you discounts, I am only too happy to contact them.
maybe if you think nus extra is affordable you don't need a student discount.
it seems the nus is simply making those of us who have to think twice before spending a tenner even poorer by denying us student discounts that shops were previously happy to give to all, and all just to make up for their shortcomings.
i have to say that all these student cards annoy me why do we have to pay for them in the first place? you should just get one when you are a student. fact - students dont have any money. therefore we should autimatically be eligable and all get the same fair discount! these cards just exploit ppl :( you know that you would have to spend at least ?70 to get ur money back and thats saying that u will get a 10% discount everytime its basically not fair!!!!
i had my nus card come through on saturday and on the letter it said that to find out which shops let you use the cards to come onto this website but i cannot find the shops anywhere on here so putting that on a letter is pointless if you are not going to hav the shops on here in the first place
Yeh but Andrew most of the time when you think "oh new post I wonder what new outlook this person will have" it turns out to be a moron who can't even be a**ed to read the article or last two posts which are shooting down the moron before them who thought this was a)TfL help site, b) NUS card help site etc
I was told by mu university (Coventry) that buying the NUS Extra card was mandatory. I grudgingly bought it, only to discover that places that are supposed to offer NUS discounts, don't. Apart from being able to get student discounts with my university ID, I feel ripped off, cos I can't even use the damn NUS card anywhere! Subway, Amazon, and various other stores that are supposed to accept it say they have never heard of it. I emailed NUS to complain and as for a refund, but they just told me that the card is non-refundable. And the stores that say do accept it, you have to spend like 50 pounds in order to get a tiny discount, and I'm never going to do that. NUS are only here to con money out of students, and as an above post says, you do wonder what they're thinking when they are trying to get stores to stop giving discounts to non NUS student card holders! I say boycott!!
this probably has nothing to do with your discussion but does anyone know where i can get a full list of discounts available with the NUS card. It's the ?7 not the extra one. If so please email me on [email protected].com