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Must-Have Apps for Student Life

Katie Fiddaman

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When at university in London, there are some apps that you must have on your phone in order to make the most of your university experience. Here are some recommendations of some of the best apps for the Pearson College London university experience.

The TAP Content App - Do you wish you had seen more about what goes on at Pearson College London before you arrived? Now is your chance to help next years applicants whilst having fun, winning prizes and building your creative skills. Download the TAP App to become a Student Creator for Pearson College London now!

Citymapper - this app makes travelling around London much easier and more cost-effective. It automatically uses your current location, or a location specified by you, to work out various travel options to your destination. It also shows the time and total cost displayed, so you can make informed decisions on how you choose to travel.
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NUS Extra - saving money is one of the most difficult challenges one can undertake as a student, but this software will notify you about the great deals you can make. The company allows you to purchase an NUS Extra card as well, which gives you more money off and they also now have an NUS Apprentice Extra card, for apprentices.

UniDays - UniDays has been helping students save money since 2011. That’s money off some of the top brands including Apple Music, ASOS and Missguided. This means you can get more while spending less - all for free. They also have giveaways, opportunities and next-level advice to make student life even better. The UNiDAYS App allows you to get all the discounts and deals you need on the go! It makes saving in-store super-easy. Simply flash your UNiDAYS iD at the till and you’re all set.

Eventbrite - with this app you can plan, promote and sell events as a student, as well as have unlimited access to lots of events that take your interest. Event campaigns are easy to set up and electronic tickets are used to make attending events easier and lighter.

Uber - this app offers transport services via taxi. It’s easy to use, just a few clicks and your ride is here to pick you up and take you to your desired location. It uses your location to discover cars nearby and sends the closest one to pick you up.
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Exam Countdown - this is a great tool, to keep track of your upcoming exams and never miss any of them. It also allows you to plan in revision time beforehand so you are well-prepared. After all, university is actually about studying, not just partying!

Deliveroo - when Deliveroo's founder and CEO Will Shu moved to London in 2013 he discovered a city full of great restaurants, but he was amazed that so few of them delivered food. He made it his personal mission to bring the best local restaurants direct to people’s doors. So, he created a delivery service that allows you to order all your favourite meals and they will be delivered to you.
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Drinki - an app perfect for students that gets you one free drink a night in London's bars and then deals for discounts in other bars in London.

Spotify - with Spotify, it’s easy to find the right music for every moment – on your phone, your computer, your tablet and more. There are millions of tracks on Spotify. So whether you’re working out, partying or relaxing, the right music is always at your fingertips. Choose what you want to listen to, or let Spotify surprise you. You can also browse through the music collections of friends, artists and celebrities, or create a radio station and just sit back. For students, Spotify premium is available for £4.99 per month rather than £9.99 per month as the normal price!
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Dojo - this really cool app identifies what city you are in and then gives you events and activities that you can do within your city in the next few days. Perfect for students if you want to explore London!

You can download most of these apps from the Appstore or Playstore.

If you have any other suggestions for apps that students can use, comment in the discussion section below!

Must-Have Apps for Student Life
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