NUS Discount Card

Is this where I get my discount card?

NUS is possibly the best known student discount card and is available to you as a member of South Essex College.

Under its new name, TOTUM is a student discount card and app which gives you access to exclusive student deals on food and fashion, tech and travel and everything in between. Profit from the sale of TOTUM cards at the college come straight back to the Student Union and help to pay for events and campaigns throughout the year.

 Please note: You can purchase your card here.

Who are the National Union of Students?

South Essex College and University Centre South Essex run their student union in collaboration with the NUS. The National Union of Students is a confederation of approximately six hundred student unions across the UK and represent the interests of more than seven million students.

The NUS promote, defend and extend the rights of students and develop and champion strong students’ unions. They achieve this using three core values:


We believe there should be equality of opportunity for everyone to participate fully in a society that celebrates diversity.


Our policies and priorities must be student-led and students’ union-focused through building open, transparent and accessible democratic structures that increase performance and strengthen accountability.


Students and students’ unions are more effective when they organise together locally, nationally and internationally. Unity is our strength.

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