So even the most discerning and highbrow students cannot resist a good freebie and neither can SCOGUI – that’s why we’ve put together a list of the useful freebies that we’ve come across in our time at university.

Check out the below and if you think we’ve missed anything then feel free to comment or let us know on social media so that we can make this resource even more useful!!


Microsoft Office 2016

 Why pay a fortune for Microsoft Office when it is available to you for free!!

Loughborough University is providing Microsoft Office to every student free of charge. This means the latest version of the full Office productivity suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and more available for offline and online use to best prepare you for class. As long as you’re a student here and the program continues, you’ll be able to use this software for free. Install on up to 5 compatible PCs and Macs, plus 5 tablets (including iPad!). Click on the link below to download your free copy.


Access to Student Discounts

 Now that you’re a university student you’ll be able to access even more student discounts than you may have already been aware of at school. UNIDAYS is a brilliant resource for online discounts as well as STUDENT BEANS. Both are completely free to use and could end up saving you a lot of money if you use them wisely!


Student Rail Card

 Now we’re not in the market for finances… but Santander’s student bank account is offering you a free 16-25 student rails card for 4 years. Saving a third on rail fares it is something that very few students will want to do without!!

There’s a few terms and conditions to this one so don’t just rush in, take your time to read them… but if you’re in the market for a student bank account then it is certainly something to think about!!



 Now this subject is right up SCOGUI’s street and I’m sure will be music to your ears as well. Any large event on campus appears to come with a plethora of free food opportunities. Last year’s Sports’ and Societies’ Bazaars saw Dominoes out in full force to give away both slices of Pizza and vouchers to claim even more at their store.

That’s yet another reason not to miss out!!


Freshers’ Packs

Loughborough Students’ Union has been awarded the best student experience in 2016 by both the  Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey and Whatuni (who also awarded Loughborough the accolade in 2015)… And what better way to start your experience with a free bag of goodies. As a fresher you’ll be able to collect a Freshers’ pack from the Union building in the first week or so containing all sorts of freebies that are sure to help you on your way in Loughborough. We can’t tell you exactly what’s going in them this year (You’ll just have to wait and see) but you can be sure they’ll contain everything from maps, leaflets and calendars to pens, highlighters and maybe even a few more surprises to help you on your way.

Most halls will also have a few surprises lined up for you as well!!



 One massive freebie that is available to Loughborough students – and many don’t even realise it – is a vast network of support services that are there to help you out in this new era of your life. Whether it be help finding accommodation for next year, help understanding a housing contract, counselling, finance advice or indeed advice on just about anything then it’s all available for you for free from the Student Services team at Loughborough.

This is something that outside of university you may have to pay an absolute fortune for so remember that if you ever need anything then this resource is there for you.


Freshers’ Bazaar

 The two Freshers’ Bazaars (societies and sports) are both a magnet for the learned freebie gatherer. As well as finding out about the hundreds of student activities that are open to you at Loughborough you’ll be able to gather more free pens, keyrings, magnets and who knows what else than you’ll be able to carry without a bag – but there are usually some of those going free as well!!

SCOGUI is really looking forward to seeing you at the Freshers’ Societies Bazaar – and if you come and visit us outside then you might even get your hands on a free Smore!!

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