Student Discount

plus Student gives you even more! Earn and redeem as you spend in our shops, cafes and online, and as a student, you will also enjoy an additional 5% discount on every transaction. You'll find that curiosity has never been so rewarding.

How it works

Sign Up

All email address holders will enjoy instant account registration. Alternatively, please take your student ID to any of our shops to upgrade your account to plus Student.


Earn a plus Stamp for every £10 you spend in our shops or online*. Every 10 plus Stamps you earn adds £10 to your plus Balance.


Spend your plus Balance in our shops or online, with no minimum redemption receiving 5% immediate discount on each purchase.

Ready to get started

*An email address is required for student verification.


*An email address is required for student verification.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I sign up for Plus Student?

Simply visit your local Waterstones and present your valid student ID. As soon as we have verified your status, you will be sent an activation email which will enable you to redeem your earned Plus Balance. Alternatively, you can initially sign up online at, start earning Plus Stamps right away and visit your local Waterstones at your leisure to present your student ID. As soon as you have clicked the link in your activation email, digital Plus Student holders can start earning 5% off online, too!

I have a Unidays code. Can I use this in conjunction with Waterstones Plus or Student Plus?

No, unfortunately you cannot use your Unidays code if you have a Plus card linked to your Waterstones account.

Will I need to renew my Plus Student card?

Your Plus Student card is valid for 36 months from sign up, after which time its functionality will assume the same as a standard Plus card. To continue with your student status, please present valid student ID for the applicable year.

UNiDays Student Discount Code

Student discount in association with UNiDays

What is the offer?

Get an extra 10% off at in association with UNiDAYS - please note this can't be combined with the Waterstones Plus Student 5% discount.

Where can I claim the offer?

This offer is available online on only.



How can I claim the offer?

Simply register or login with UNiDAYS to receive your unique discount code.

Get code from UNiDAYS


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