The 9 best student apps to download

Trust us when we say these will come in handy

Written by Liv Grady

September 1, 2021

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If you are heading to uni this month, then the transition to living alone may seem a little daunting. We have rounded up 7 of the best student apps to make your life so much easer. From cooking to time management, discover simple hacks to make student living as easy as possible.

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If you don’t already have Monzo, then it is probably time to join. The online banking app makes it so easy to track your spending, set up tabs with your flatmates and create joint accounts for things like shopping and bills. You can transfer money super quickly and set up saving pots.

Life 360

Life 360 is basically a Find My Friends that works for all phones. If your housemates have androids or iPhones, you can all use it together. This is perfect for tracking down your friends on a night out, checking they got home safe and even getting alerts if their phone is on dangerously low battery.


This handy little app is a lifesaver when it comes to writing uni essays. If you are starting your first year of uni, you might not be aware of how to write an academic paper, but it is SO different than your A levels. You can scan the books you have referenced to create formatted citations and a bibliography.

Sleep cycle

Moving to uni can be a nightmare for your sleeping pattern. Sleep cycle helps you to monitor your rest time. It tracks and analyses your sleep, waking you up at the most perfect time, feeling rested. This is crucial when you are on nights out and don’t have to be in uni until 2pm.

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Big oven

Big Oven is THE app you need for student recipes. From inspo to simple instructions, it is an essential. You can input the food you have in your cupboard and let it create a recipe for you. You can even use it to create shopping lists for your weekly visit to Aldi.



From gigs to club nights, Dice is a must have app for any student heading to a new city. Easy to use and free of booking fees, this handy app will show you upcoming events in your city.

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Too good to go

If you haven’t seen this app all over your TikTok For You Page, where have you been? Too Good To Go is an anti food waste app that works with hundreds of restaurants across the UK. Instead of throwing out food at the end of the day, they create goody bags that you can buy for around £3.00. You don’t always know what will come in the bag, but that makes it more exciting right? It’s especially handy if you live in a house share. Discover bags from outlets such as Greggs, Morrisons, Costa and local restaurants.

Student beans

Discounted clothes, food, tickets, electronics, what more could you ask for. Plus you can also get Missguided Student Discount through Student Beans too. Need we say any more?

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Student discount is one of the major perks of heading to uni. You might be poor all the time, but at least brands are kind enough to understand that! Unidays is one of the best student apps to help you take advantage. All you need to register is a valid student email and ID. You can also claim Missguided Student Discount from Unidays.

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