Universities have embraced technology by the horns and have introduced and utilised several apps and technologies that make the lives of students easier. There are quite a few third-party apps as well that make student-life much more affordable and enjoyable in the UK. Here are a few!
A very useful app to get around in the UK is the Uber app, and students should have it on their phones. While Ubers are expensive, when there are no other options, they are the most reliable. However, other taxi-hailing apps such as Lyft, and local apps like Nottingham Cars in Nottingham, can provide better rates as well. Make sure you properly survey your options!
Another phone app that really helps students out is Twitter. The official university accounts and local news accounts are a must follow, as Twitter is one of the fastest sources of news you will find. Furthermore, most universities have several societies and clubs which remain quite active on Twitter, posting new events and exciting activities! A Facebook account will make making friends much easier, as it is the most preferred form of communication by most students.
For most students, Deliveroo is a godsend. This app is the British equivalent of Zomato, allowing you to get food delivered to your accommodation. While slightly expensive, it can really be a blessing during your exams or when you are struggling to meet a deadline and need a quick bite! UberEats is a great alternative as well. While on the topic of food, make sure that you also check out the Subway app, which allows you to collect points on your purchases from Subway which enable you to redeem them for food items!
Grammarly is something that many students should already know about, and it will greatly help you in a variety of tasks from typing assignments to formal emails. It corrects grammatical mistakes and other sentence formation errors. However, take it with a pinch of salt, because many-a-times it can cause errors, so always check and recheck!
The Railcard and Trainline apps make travelling around the UK a breeze. The Trainline app allows you to buy train and bus tickets right from your phone and also updates you about any delays or cancellations. Furthermore, many train stations now accept e-tickets, so you will not even have to worry about printing your ticket, just take your phone and you are ready to go! The Railcard app allows you to purchase a Railcard, which can get you a significant discount on train tickets. The app stores a digital version of the card, so you do not have to worry about carrying around a physical card.
UniDays is a discount website that provides special discounts for students. The phone app also contains a section with your personalised ID which verifies your student status. This can be of great use when you are purchasing items from a physical store which requires student verification to avail student discounts.