If you’re going to university this September, you’ve probably ticked a few things off your checklist but you might be worried about how you’ll afford all the resources you need to do your degree.
Whether you’re doing a creative degree, something that’s going to involve a lot of writing or something more practical, you’re going to want a reliable laptop to help you take notes, write up your coursework, join virtual seminars, watch back lectures that you missed (we’re not judging!) and create presentations and investing in one before the start of the new academic year is a wise thing to do.
Luckily, you don’t have to worry about the financial aspect as students can save on a new MacBook or iPad for university thanks to our Apple student discount! All you have to do is purchase your new MacBook, iMac or iPad via the Apple Education store and you’ll receive a nice discount off the total amount.
Even better, for a limited time only to help support you throughout freshers, when you make your purchase using our student discount you’ll also be eligible for an Apple Gift Card worth up to £120 + 20% off AppleCare+! (T&Cs apply) This special offer is only running until the 17th of October, so you’ll want to be quick if you want to take advantage of it.
So, not only will you have a shiny new Mac or iPad for uni and for your downtime, but you’ll also be able to purchase some extras to help support your learning.
What products can I get with my Apple student discount?
You can choose whether you need a MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iMac, iPad Air or iPad Pro based on what degree you’re doing and what you get up to in your spare time. For example, if you’re a content creator and enjoy photography or video editing you might prefer a MacBook Pro, or if you consider yourself a graphic designer or illustrator an iPad may be a better choice. You can save up to £80 on an iPad with your Apple student discount and up to £120 on a new Mac!
What can I spend the Gift card on?
So, once you’ve got your new Mac or iPad and you’ve received your gift card you might be wondering what you can spend it on.
Here are some of the great options that you might want to consider:
AirPods or Beats
Don’t underestimate how useful a good quality set of headphones will be during your time at uni. From listening to music to help you study, wearing them at the gym or dialling into virtual meetings, you’ll probably find yourself reaching for them a lot. You can put your gift card towards a pair of Beats or Airpods or AirPods Max, whatever style you think suits you best.
So, if you’ve spent your money on a shiny new MacBook, you want to make sure that it’s safe in case of any accidents. AppleCare+ is very handy to have and you can get it for all of your Apple products, from your iPhone to your AirPods. For just a small monthly or annual fee, your Apple products will be protected from any accidental spills or damages and if you’re having software or hardware issues the Apple Geniuses will be able to help you out with 24/7 priority access. If there is a fee that needs to be paid to support your repairs it will be much cheaper with AppleCare+, so it’s definitely worth investing in, especially as students can get 20% off AppleCare+ when you buy a Mac or iPad using your Student Beans account.
Apple Pencil or Magic Keyboard for iPad
If you want to make the most out of your iPad an Apple Pencil or Magic Keyboard can really upgrade your experience and help you unlock your iPads full potential. From creating effortless sketches to typing up coursework, you’ll be able to use your iPad on the go, in lectures and at home but it’s more portable and easy to transport than a MacBook, which is great if you like to work in public or do a lot of travelling.
Microsoft Office is compatible with Mac and iPad and it’s a must-have for university students. If you want access to the full selection from Microsoft Word to Excel or Powerpoint, you can put your gift card towards purchasing the package to help creating and learning much easier.
So, if you’re heading off to university this September don’t forget to use our Apple student discount to get yourself a MacBook or iPad AND a Gift card worth up to £120 to spend on additional accessories or software!