Listings: things you ought to know about

Finding your way, hearing them play and feeling OK

Travel

Lonely Planet
Search destinations and accommodation reviews, or watch videos from fellow travellers www.lonelyplanet.com

Sky Scanner
Just one of many flight comparison sites www.skyscanner.net

STA Travel
Experts when it comes to organising gap years www.statravel.co.uk

Hostelworld.com
Bookings and reviews for hostels across the world www.hostelworld.com

International Student Travel Confederation
Student cards that are recognised around the world www.istc.org

The Automobile Association
The AA can give you detailed UK maps and directions www.theaa.com

National Rail Enquiries
Double-check your train is running www.nationalrail.co.uk

Transport for London
Plan your journeys in the capital www.tfl.gov.uk



Music

The Hype Machine
Find the hottest new music through blog discussions www.hypem.com

Ents24.com
Decide on your favourite bands and you’ll be updated when they are going on tour www.ents24.com

Time Out
The one-stop shop for London club nights and gig listings www.timeout.com

Health

NHS Direct
First port of call for health worries www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk

Mind
The leading mental health charity in the UK www.mind.org.uk

Frank
Accurate information about drugs www.talktofrank.com

Smoke free
For those who want to quit smoking www.gosmokefree.nhs.uk

Beat
Information on eating disorders www.b-eat.co.uk

Students Against Depression
Tackle depression head on www.studentdepression.org/site



Help and support

Citizens Advice
For all your consumer questions www.nacab.org.uk

Dial UK
Run for and by disabled people www.dialuk.info

Stonewall
Lesbian, gay and bisexual support www.stonewall.org.uk

National Debtline
Free and independent advice www.nationaldebtline.co.uk

Nightline
A dedicated helpline for students across 40 universities www.nightline.niss.ac.uk

The Surgery
Advice on everything from studying to relationships www.bbc.co.uk/surgery

Support4learning

Follow links to all sorts of useful topics www.support4learning.org.uk



Crime

Knife Crime
Information for friends and family www.knifecrimes.org

Victim Support
Help for those affected by crime www.victimsupport.org.uk



Discounts

Freecycle
Get rid of things you don’t need; find things you do www.freecycle.org

NUS Extra
Grab your card and get saving www.nus.org.uk/en/nus-extra

Student Discounts
Savings galore here www.studentdiscounts.co.uk

Student Beans
Take advantage of top-brand savings www.studentbeans.com



Green living

Friends of the Earth
Ideas for a better world www.foe.co.uk/living

Ethics Girls
Shopping and living, but with an ethical twist www.ethicsgirls.co.uk

Instructables
Why buy stuff when you can make it instead? www.instructables.com





Books

Student Book World
Search for that rare title www.studentbookworld.com

Blackwells
Academic and educational titles www.bookshop.blackwell.co.uk

Read it Swap it
UK-wide book-swap service www.readitswapit.co.uk



Finance

National Union of Students
The NUS guide to cash www.nus.org.uk/student-life

Directgov
Advice on managing your budget www.direct.gov.uk/en/educationandlearning

Student Finance Direct
Information about loans, whatever stage of higher education you’re at www.studentfinancedirect.co.uk

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