Posted On 31/08/2023
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 let us know so that we can make this resource even more useful!!
Those of you who have read our last blog post will know of a few of the freebies that are on offer to you but you’ll undoubtedly find a whole host of other things during your time as a Fresher. For those who haven’t read our last post and is interested in doing so, then we’ve included the link below for your convenience… https://scogui.org.uk/2021/08/things-to-look-forward-to-as-a-fresher
Microsoft Office 365
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!).
Also you’ll have access to a number of other additional Microsoft Apps alongside Office 2016, such as Outlook and OneDrive for Business. OneDrive will become extremely helpful for you, when you’re at uni, especially when backing up all of your work!!
Click on the link below to download your free copy and find more information about it: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/it/student/software/office2016/
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. In previous years the 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!!
Amazon Prime free for 6 months
Amazon Student gives you all the benefits of Prime but without the big bill. Free one-day delivery, free access to thousands of online books and movies. All free for 6 months. (Just make sure you remember to cancel it if you don’t want to pay for it to continue!!)
Loughborough Students’ Union has been voted the best student experience for years… and what better way to start your experience with a free bag of goodies which are normally available to collect from the Union building. Or most halls normally out a few surprises either on arrival day or throughout the fresher period.
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.
We’re very much hoping that these will be in-person this year, and 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!!