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NUS extra

As an OU Student, you are eligible to purchase an NUS Extra Card from the National Union of Students.  The student discount card can save you pounds when you buy from online and high street clothing stores, travel companies, restaurants, bars and much more across the UK.

The price is currently £12 for 12 months. For the latest prices, to order a card or to see all the discounts and offers available please visit the NUS website

Like to travel?

Upgrading your NUS extra card to an International Student Identification Card when you buy your card will give you access to over 40,000 discounts in over 120 countries from Brazil to the USA, Spain to Switzerland!

For just £2.99 you can transform your NUS extra card into a combined NUS extra / International Student Identity Card.  A standalone ISIC card costs £9, garnering you a saving of £6! For further information on the ISIC card and associated discounts visit

Please visit the NUS Extra help/advice section of for any help or email

Students living outside the UK

If you purchase your International Student Identity Card directly from the ISIC website you can select international delivery to wherever you live.

The NUS card is primarily aimed at accessing UK discounts and only delivers to inside the UK. However if this is of interest to you then you can use the Students Association’s office as your “home” delivery address and we will forward your card to the address you have registered with the University when it arrives.

OU Students Association
PO Box 397
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes

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