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The best student shopping at Whiteley

Discounts and offers on fashion, stationery and more

Back to uni shopping? From the best offers and student discounts in-store to finding 2022’s biggest fashion, beauty, interiors and stationery buys for college and uni, Whiteley has everything you need including the things it’s easy to forget – haircuts, mugs, boots… 

With stores including NextClarksschuhBootsWaterstonesMoss BrosFlorence + Fred at TescoTigerAccessorizeClaire’sH&MWH SmithJD SportsMarks & Spencer and River Island and more and places to eat such as Five Guys, Nando’s, wagamama, Starbucks and Frankie & Benny’s, start your shopping right here. 

Students can also download apps including UNiDAYS and Student Beans for exclusive discounts to bars, cafes, stores and tech.

Your back to uni shopping list

Fashion buys for students

Reboot your look for the new academic year with some choice buys that’ll fit in your existing wardrobe.

For Noughties nostalgia, denim, bomber jackets and faux fur, cutout dresses and ubiquitous white vests paired alongside monotone dressing and oversized knits for men, Whiteley’s fashion stores have everything you need for the key autumn/winter 2022 trends.

Also don’t forget the useful stuff: warm coat for winter, waterproof shoes and jacket with hat, gloves and scarf (trust us these will be invaluable).

a model wearing a white jumper with a massive yellow smiley face on it
Image provided by H&M

Latest fashion

Head to H&MAccessorizeNextRiver IslandMarks & SpencerFlorence + Fred at TescoFat FaceMoss BrosJD Sports and Sportsdirect.

Get the full list of shops here. 


For jewellery, try AccessorizePandora and Claire’s and for bags, fanny packs, purse, wallet, backpacks and laptop cases try H&MNextRiver IslandMarks & SpencerMountain WarehouseFlorence + Fred at TescoJD Sports and Sportsdirect.

various vans trainers
Image provided by Schuh

Bags, shoes, sunnies, underwear

For this season’s motorcycle boots to colour block sneakers, schuhJD SportsSportsdirect and Clarks.

Bright, oversize, tiny and angular frames are on-trend in women’s sunglasses while men’s are leaning more towards more tortoiseshell and metallic. AccessorizeBootsVision Express and Specsavers are key visits with Vision Express offering 20% off prescription glasses, sunglasses and contact lenses for students. Do not forget your underwear buys at H&MNextRiver IslandMarks & Spencer and Florence + Fred at Tesco.

Gym and outdoor wear

Upgrade your gym, swim, workout and games looks with schuhMountain WarehouseAccessorizeFlorence + Fred at TescoClarksJD Sports and Sportsdirect.

a model wearing a black and grey adidas jacket
Image provided by JD


  • Pens
  • Notebooks
  • Diary / day planner
  • Wall calendar
  • Ring folders
  • Post-its
  • Highlighters
  • Water bottle
  • Key ring
  • Pencil case
  • Art supplies
  • Stapler
  • Paper clips
  • Plastic pockets

Head to SmiggleAccessorizeClaire’sPoundlandTigerWH SmithBoots and Waterstones.


For your room

  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Lamp (one for desk, one for bedside table)
  • Bin
  • Kettle / toaster
  • Alarm clock
  • Storage boxes / folders
  • TV and games console
  • Door wedge
  • Coat hangers
  • Movable back of door hooks
  • Rug

For your bed

  • Duvet and pillows
  • 2 x covers
  • Warm blanket

Useful stuff

  • Towels
  • Hot water bottle
  • Mugs
  • Glasses
  • Bottle opener / tin opener
  • Cutlery
  • Plates
  • Cookware
  • Lunch box
  • Reusable coffee cup
  • Storage boxes
  • Laundry basket / dryers
  • Big laundry bag for moving / taking clothes to the laundrette
  • Notice board
  • Posters and pictures
  • Umbrella

Head to Florence + Fred at TescoAccessorizeH&MNextRiver IslandMarks & SpencerMountain WarehouseBootsSmiggleTigerPoundland and WH Smith.

Beauty and grooming

  • Toothbrush / toothpaste / floss
  • Hair comb / brush
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Shower gel
  • Skincare and SPF
  • Hand soap and sanitizer
  • Hair products
  • Deodorant
  • Contact lenses and solution
  • Toilet bag
  • Sanitaryware / period pants
  • Make-up with brushes/curlers
  • Razors
  • Perfume / aftershave
  • Nail polish / remover / reusable pads
  • Vitamins

Head to BootsThe Body ShopHolland & BarrettSuperdrug and Tesco.

Plus don’t forget hair cuts and skin pampering before you go. Book appointments at Barbers On The SquareHair Ottand Skin Squared.


  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Course books

Head to Waterstones and WH Smith.

Where to eat while shopping

For a laidback lunch, Five GuysDim T, Prezzo, Subway and Nando’s are at your service. Frankie & Benny’s do burgers and a 20% student discount with wagamama serving up special deals too. For an all-day breakfast head to Bar + Block or on an evening head to Baja Mexicali where they serve up Mexican platters to share. Pick up coffee from Caffe Nero, Costa and Starbucks or treat yourself to the ultimate desserts at Kaspa’s.

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