Y'know, it has been something of a mantra amongst my friends leading up to my interview - "student discounts". It really hasn't sunk in until after I had the interview and started noticing all these establishments offering discounts to students. My friend who graduated from Birbeck confirms what you said, and that even if you don't have an NUS card, any card substantiaiting "student" status can get you loads of discounts.
challenging the heterosexist matrix in a single flounce
"Hello, my name is Rula Lenska and as always, I want to look my best"