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Save your pennies: discount deals for students

Balancing work with study is one of the hardest aspects of university life. Thankfully, there are a whole range of discounts available throughout the city with the flash of a student card.
Here are some of the best offers in Melbourne for students looking to save a dollar.
Discount Eats
Melbourne has no shortage of cheap places to eat, but for students there are even more options to fill up for less. Crossways, run by the Melbourne Hare Krishna Temple, is a go-to for all-you-can eat vegetarian lunches. With a student card it’s only $5.50.
Lord of the Fries is also offers student happy hour between 3pm and 5pm everyday, where $5 will get you one of three great offers so you’ll never go hungry.

Crossways '$5.50 all you can eat' sign on the side of a busy road.

Got $5.50 and a student card? Pop into Crossways for all-you-can-eat vegetarian goodness


Supplies
Art and design students can shell out ridiculous sums on supplies, so it’s good to know where to find a discount. Dean’s Art has been around since 1854 and is still the first stop for most students; a 10% discount sweetens the deal. Tessuti Fabrics also offers 10% off their designer fabrics for student cardholders.
Art supplies (brushes and paints) on display in an art store.

Head to Deans Art for student discount on quality supplies


Entertainment and education
On the rare occasions you have downtime, both Melbourne Aquarium and NGV offer sizable discounts for students on entry fees every day of the year. However, for a student deal that can’t be beat Melbourne Museum and the Immigration Museum give students general entry for free.
National Gallery of Victoria building with billboard for the 'Jean Paul Gaultier' exhibition.

Get some artistic inspiration at NGV, with great student discounts year-round


Sunday sessions
One of the main perks of being a student, if you plan your timetable right, is the Sunday sesh. For a cheap drop, head to the Public Bar for $10 jugs of house draught. The Queensberry Hotel goes one better with cheap meals for students with drinks purchased, to help keep you on the level for Monday’s class.
What other student discounts are worth a mention?