This guide to finding the best student discounts and deals available will help you get everything you need for school this Black Friday, without breaking the bank, including laptops, tablets, smartphones and software.
There are some great bargains to be found on tech and gadgets, particularly if you happen to be a student. We’ve gathered together the best deals we could find to make sure you can stay thrifty and save on your student budget. Also see our round up of the best tech for college and university.
Where to find the best student deals and discounts
Once you start looking, you’ll realise that there are thousands of deals designed exclusively for students elsewhere on the web. It can be quite overwhelming, so to help you find the best deals we’ve picked out the top ten for you to scroll through below.
We’ve got even more student tech discounts available to browse on our dedicated Tech Advisor student discounts page. You can search all types of student tech deals there, to find everything you’re looking for quickly and easily.
If you’re looking for specific tech deals, continue reading as we’ve got more tips and tricks to getting great student discounts to share with you.
Adobe student deals
If your course involves any kind of design, video or photography elements then Adobe Creative Cloud will be an excellent suite of software to have in your arsenal. Sadly this is rather expensive, which doesn’t lend itself easily to a student budget. See our dedicated guide to Adobe CC.
As an early Black Friday offer, you can get the Adobe Photography Plan for £8.32 per month instead of the regular £9.98. Or you can choose the prepaid annual option, at £99.29 per year, which is usually £119.21. The Photography Plan includes 20GB of cloud storage. Offer ends 16 November. View these deals here.
There is of course, the student discount, which is at a fantastic 65% off. You can get the entire package for just £16.24 per month compared with the regular price of £49.94 per month. Get Creative Cloud for Students here.
Amazon Prime for students
Being a student isn’t all about work. Sometimes you need to take a break from pouring over textbooks, a chance to relax, recharge, and binge watch Arrow.
One excellent way of doing this is through Amazon’s Student version of Prime. There’s a whopping six month free trial, and after that your membership is half price, so just £39. With Prime, you get access to the Amazon Video library for unlimited streaming, but you’ll also get free next day delivery and plenty more.
Apple Education Store
Apple has a good student discount programme available if you know where to look, including exclusive offers on the newest iPad with Apple Pencil support.
Right now, Apple is running a promotion where you can save up to £270 on a new Mac and up to £62 on a new iPad. The offer is available to current or recently accepted students, parents buying for university students and teachers and staff. Find out more here.
Dell student deals
Dell has a similar student store, offering a number of discounts across its range of laptops and desktops when you create a free account. Considering the fact that Dell are making some of the best PCs on the market at the moment, this is a tempting offer.
You can get 10% off XPS, Alienware and Dell Gaming computers, as well as monitors and projectors. You cna also get up to 20% off Dell peripherals. Go to the Dell student store now to learn more.
Lenovo student deals
Much like Microsoft and Apple, Lenovo has its own store for students where it promises savings of up to 20% on its range of laptops and tablets. To access the deals you’ll need to create a free account on the Student Store.
Microsoft student deals
Microsoft has its own Student Store, which includes a decent range of deals and discounts. On the software side there is a university version of the Office365 suite that’s available for £59.99 or £5.99 per month. This price allows you to install Word, Excel and all the other Office apps on two PCs, Macs or tablets, alongside two smartphones.
If you’re looking for a new laptop then Microsoft currently has up to £400 off a certified refurbished Surface Book depending on which configuration you choose.