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: www.nusextra.co.uk
Bit of a technical issue for RESEARCH STUDENTS ONLY: the NUS website has no way to confirm your identity as an OU Student since you are not registered to a specific taught module. Our current workaround is that you contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we send you a good old-fashioned paper form to apply for your NUS Card. Just write your PI on it and that you are a research student — it should work just fine. Thanks for your forbearance!
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. For further information on the ISIC card and associated discounts visit www.isiccard.com. However, please note that as an OU student you cannot purchase the ISIC card directly from ISIC, you can only get it as a bolt-on to an NUS card.
Please visit the NUS Extra help/advice section of nus.org.uk for any help or email email@example.com
Students living outside the UK
Once you have purchased the ISIC as a bolt-on to your NUS card, please note they will not deliver to outside of the UK. 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