Useful apps

Following my previous blog on money management. In this blog, I am going to share some apps that help saves your money xd  


  • Trainline – This is the most convenient platform when you are booking train tickets across UK. You could also check live train times and railway station information through this platform. Personally, found this platform easy to use as you just have to simply download the app on your phone and off you go with all the train times, tickets booking, saving time and money.
  • Railcard – As a university student, we are eligible to apply for a 16-25 Railcard, costing £30 a year or £70 for three years. By purchasing the Railcard, it saves 1/3 on your rail fares on almost every journey you take! Again, it is available as an app format. But just remember to input your Railcard details when buying train tickets to enjoy the discount!
  • Stagecoach bus app – If you are living in Manor Park, instead of walking to main campus during winter, you might consider taking a bus. In that case, applying a bus pass might save you some money. Don’t forget about the exclusive discount for all University of Surrey students! Click here for more details.


  • Tesco Clubcard – You can’t miss out Tesco studying at Surrey xd This is the closest supermarket to main campus. Becoming a Clubcard member, you could enjoy some of the exclusive deals. You could also collect points on your purchase. And for every 150points, £1.50 vouchers will be awarded to you!


  • Circuit Plus – Calling to all on-site accommodation students! This is a simple app that allows you to use the laundry machine. You will be able to top-up directly through the app. And you will also be able to view your laundry cycle status that allows you to better plan your time.

Mobile data

  • Giffgaff – A simple app that allows you to manage your account well. You could check how much data you have left and top up on the go directly.

Student discount

  • Unidays – By being a Unidays member, you will be able to get access to lots of student benefits from shops. You will also be alert on any current discounts and offers!

Hope this blog has been helpful to everyone:)