Explore the UK, stay in touch with old friends and make big savings in the process
Summer is nearly over, which can only mean one thing – the first days of university are just around the corner. You’ve got enough on your plate without having to worry about expensive train fares any time you need to go somewhere. Invest in a 16-25 Railcard and you’ll be quids in – the Railcard saves you 1/3 off all rail fare for a year and only costs £30. Your average Railcard holder will make annual savings of £187 – that’s at least a few more months of avoiding living off own brand baked beans right there. Here’s some of the ways you can make the most of your 16-25 Railcard.
If you’re feeling homesick
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Uni is the first time most people will have spent any extended time away from their family. Moving to a new place all by yourself might be a big, new adventure, but there’s also no shame in admitting you miss your parents. Your budget might be tight, but a 16-25 Railcard makes those last minute visits home cheaper and easier.
Or just need your laundry doing
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Let’s face it, being a student is hard. All that studying, writing essays, making new friends – do you really need to worry about not shrinking your favourite clothes or accidentally dying them the wrong colour on top of that? Probably not. Your parents’ washing machine might be miles away, but at least you don’t need to pay to use it (and only in 20ps too).
Keeping in touch with your old friends
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When uni starts, suddenly the people you’ve grown up are no longer just around the corner or waiting for you in your next class, but spread all across the country. At first, you’ll send each other multiple messages a day on your old group chat, but gradually your conversations will become more and more sporadic. Friendships need nurturing so jump on the train and do it in person. The 16-25 Railcard discount is valid across Great Britain so you’ve no excuse not to get out there, see your mates and explore the UK in the process.
Seeing where your new friends grew up
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One of the best things about making new friends at uni is visiting where they grew up. Think about it – you’ll get to meet all their old friends and make them your own and they can show you all the best places in their hometown so you won’t waste your time and money hitting up the worst bars and clubs. Plus, who doesn’t love a sleepover?
Following your favourite band
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Your favourite band is hitting the road, but they’re not coming to where you live. You’re desperate to see them and your new BFF has been telling you all about their last tour, which sounds totally amazing. Find the nearest gig to you (or the easiest to get to) and jump on the train for your dream night in musical heaven.
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Taking a trip to London
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Whether you’re heading to the capital to shop, see the sights, visit friends or soak up some culture, you can make even more savings with your 16-25 Railcard. Use it to save on all Oyster Off-Peak pay as you go fares and get yourself a little bit of extra cash to treat yourself with. You deserve it.
Buy your 16-25 Railcard now at 16-25railcard.co.uk – this is one thing you don’t want to procrastinate over.
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