It’s been a strange year for everyone, not in the least for those who have finished school and are now preparing for university. It would be a lot to deal with under ‘normal’ circumstances, and now there are so many question marks about what is going to happen and when university campuses can open up again. But study will continue in whatever form is deemed safest, and that means having to start buying all your uni essentials. Argos has always been a popular option because of its range and affordable prices, so you might be wondering, does Argos give student discounts?
Rather than just offer a straightforward Argos student discount, they’ve put together a selection of well-priced essential products that can help you get started on your studies. And they’ve got something, whether you’ll have to undertake distance learning for now, or if it’s safe enough for you to start on campus. So where do you begin? We’ve divided up these university items into different sections, making it easier for you to plan your purchases. And we’ve also put together some helpful starter packs if you need some product suggestions.
Argos Student Deals
If you shop using their student page, then there’s no need to waste time sourcing all your uni items from lots of different sites. Instead of just one Argos promotional code for students that gives a small discount, all the products you will need are linked to one page – just click on the category you want to browse and all the current products and discounts will be there. So for all the latest student deals just click here and see how much you can save.
Online Study and Student Laptop Deals at Argos
Online study will play a large part in your learning, whether you’ll be heading to campus in the autumn or not. And these means a laptop might just be the most important university purchase you’re going to make. It needs to be reliable, fast and do a multitude of tasks, with some courses requiring more advanced tech than others. So, what better way to buy than with a student discount code for Argos that gets you access to a huge choice? On their university page you can find their current range with prices starting from £379.99, and brands including HP, ASUS, Acer Aspire and Microsoft Surface.
Creating a Workspace
Getting into the student mindset is going to be a big part of your freshers year, and we not just talking knowing where the nearest pubs are! Creating your own workspace, be it in your bedroom at home or in your bedroom in halls, can help enormously. Of course, if you’re going to halls, then chances are you will be provided with suitable furniture. But if you’re having to work from home for now, you can use student Argos discounts to save on a new desk, a comfortable chair, desk lamp and any other home office accessories you’re going to need. Using current Argos student promo codes and special offers, we’ve come up with an affordable Student Desk Starter Park to help you on your way:
Student Desk Starter Pack
- Argos Home Compact Laptop Desk - £50
- Argos Home Desk Lamp - £8
- Argos Home Padded Faux Leather Folding Office Chair - £6.64 (was £12)
- Cathedral Cork Memo Noticeboard 60 x 80cm - £14
Total spend with an Argos student voucher: £78.64
And if you’re not going to have access to university printing facilities for a little while, it might be an idea to pick up a cheap, compact printer of your own to keep you going. Argos discount student deals can get you Canon PIXMA models from just £24.99. These will fit very nicely in the corner of your desk or room and can be easily transported to your uni digs when the time comes.
Student Kitchen Essentials and Bedroom Essentials
If you have your place at student accommodation ready and waiting, then you may need to use a student discount at Argos to stock up on homeware. This could be an entirely new world for many who are leaving home for the first time, but you’ll be sorted as long as you have a handful of important homeware items at the ready.
You might find it helpful to divide your shopping list into three categories - kitchen, bedroom and bathroom - and then make a list of essential items for each one. Think about the sort of thing you know you definitely can’t do without, for example, towels and bedding. And then once you’ve crossed those items off the list, explore those essential products you might not have even thought of or used before. Never prepared a meal? Then you might not be aware you will struggle without a sharp knife to cut your onions! So here’s what we hope is a good list of everything you could want to get you started, and we’ve found the lowest possible prices for you too:
Student Home Starter Pack
- Argos Home 20 Piece Kitchen Essentials Starter Set - £22
- Cookworks Illumination Kettle - £15.99
- Argos Home Set of 4 Mugs - £6
- Argos Home 18 Piece Porcelain Dinner Set - £15
- Argos Home Pack of 8 Mixed Terry Tea Towels - £8
- Argos Home Supersoft Washable 10.5 Tog Duvet Single - £14
- Argos Home Supersoft Washable Pillow 2 Pack - £10
- Argos Home Global Monochrome Jacquard Bedding Set Single - £10
- Argos Home Fitted Sheet Single - £4
- Argos Home 12m 3 Tier indoor Clothes Airer - £10
- Argos Home Stripes 4 Piece Towel Bale - £22
Total spend with a student discount for Argos: £136.99
Depending on how well equipped your student accommodation is, it’s perfectly possible that you won’t have to buy all these items before you arrive. And of course, there are many things you can take or borrow from home too, such as bedding, towels, kitchen utensils, crockery, pots and pans. As well as saving money with an Argos promo code for student discounts, you can also save by salvaging as much as you can from parents!
But don’t worry about larger appliances – all decent student accommodation will provide laundry facilities, although we recommend you check first to see exactly what is available. You may be lucky enough to get a flat with a tumble dryer (and if not, see the clothes airer on the list above), but we hope you all have washing machine facilities available and won’t need any student discount washing machine deals. But rest assured, we have them here if you do!
Student Home Entertainment Essentials
Once you have a laptop and your phone, then you’re sorted, right? Well, perhaps not. There are a few other extras you might want to invest in if home entertainment is vital to you getting through your first term and year at university. If you’ve not already got a pair of decent headphones, now is the time to invest in some. Living in shared accommodation means have to share small spaces (the clue is in the name) and that means sound travels.
As sociable as you plan on being, there are going to be times when you just want to do your own thing, and if that means watching your favourite show or playing your favourite game in peace, then you need to have those headphones to hand. For those on a budget (and who isn’t?), you can use an Argos student discount code to get their lowest price ever on a pair of Sony WH-CH510 On-Ear Wireless Headphones for just £34.99. But their prices on headphones do start even cheaper, with items available from just £29.99. At the other end of the scale, you’re also going to need a decent Bluetooth speaker. Well, with our student deals, Argos can give you one for the bargain price of £24.99 – the JBL Go 2 Portable Wireless Speaker.
When it comes to the total viewing experience, for some a laptop screen just isn’t going to cut it. And if you don’t have your own TV at home you can take to university with you, perhaps you are interested in purchasing a good value screen for your time away from home and beyond. This retailer has long had a great reputation for affordable entertainment tech, and it makes them the perfect place to put together a TV package for your uni room:
Student TV Starter Pack
- Hitachi 24 Inch 24HB221T65U Smart HD Ready LED TV - £159.99
- Roku Express HD Streaming Media Player – was £29.99 but now £15 with our Argos student discount code that gives you access to their special offer (available for just £15 with selected Hitachi TV purchases)
Total cost with a student discount at Argos: £174.99
Even though the TV we’ve chosen is a Smart TV (so therefore comes with selected apps included), we thought this Roku offer is too good to miss out on. Available until the 25th July 2020, it can give you access to a wider choice of apps and streaming services for half the usual price.
Yes, most student campuses have very well-equipped gyms. But in the current circumstances, there’s a chance you might not be able to use them for a little while. Or at the very least, there may be a waiting list once you get to university. So as has been the case with most of us during lockdown, home workouts will be the order of the day. The problem many of you may find with student accommodation is that you might not have a lot of space. This doesn’t mean you won’t be able to work out, but rather you need to carefully choose your equipment. Our Student Fitness Starter Pack uses an Argos student code to find you the best prices on some great value items, plus you can also find lots of home workout ideas on their site:
Student Fitness Starter Pack
- Opti Skipping Rope in Pink - £9.99
- Women’s Health Pilates and Yoga Bands Set of 4 - £6.99
- Opti Basic 4mm Thickness Yoga Exercise Mat - £7.99
- Opti Vinyl Dumbbell Set – 15kg - £19.99
Total spend with Argos student discounts: £44.96
So while you’re searching for the perfect student discount, Argos are here with so many essential affordable products that you can conveniently get all in one place. And even if you miss something off your list, they’ll always be a branch close by where you can pick up an order, or an item you can get delivered to your university accommodation. So whether you’ll be doing online study for the time being, or are prepping for a move to halls in the autumn, we can always help you find a student discount on Argos online, or one of their great special offers.
By Anna Scott, 20th July 2020