Top Apps To Save Your Student Life

There’s (almost) an app for everything nowadays, and this can make student life easier, cheaper, safer and more fun. Your phone has more to offer than Facebook and Candy Crush - so take advantage with some of the apps listed below!


Fast, Free, Exclusive Discounts for Students! Unlike an NUS card you can get all the same discounts for free, simply join up and get saving with big brands like ASOS, Topshop, Missguided and Pure Gym.

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Leeds Beckett University App

The most important one! From Campus Maps to checking which computers are free in the library, it's key to making sure you know everything going on at Beckett. The app also enables you to automatically sign in to all your lectures and tutorials.

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Amber, Uber

It's always useful to have a taxi firm stored in your phone for those late nights out. Uber and Amber track your location from your phone and sends the nearest taxi to you- so there's no struggling to explain where you are to the driver if you're new to Leeds and don't really know!

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Buy and sell in a modern way, but also have fun in discovering what is cool in fashion and design. Incorporating the style and self-presentation of Instagram, Depop is the place to go for stylish new clothes.

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First, Trainline

Travel just got easier. You can now use your phone to book bus and train tickets as well as getting live departure times.  

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Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat

If you haven't already got them, get familiar! They're great for all things uni. Sports, socials, and your course, obviously.

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Banking Apps

Search for your bank in your app store and start checking your funds on the move, keeping an eye on that overdraft with the handy bank apps.

Spending Tracker

The Spending Tracker App has one aim: to help you take control of your finances! The simple fact is, by tracking your spending you will be able to stick to a budget and therefore save money. Better still its free to download.

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Too Good To Go

Enjoy delicious takeaway food from local restaurants, cafes, bakeries & other stores from as little as £2.

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Cite This For Me

Cite This For Me certainly takes the sweat out of one of the most painstaking and tedious parts of student life – referencing books and publications. Simply scan a book’s barcode or enter the URL of an article to generate a citation.

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By Accommodation Office
09 Nov 2021
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