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Hi,

I'm looking at giving discounts for students who want to book on my Roman mosaic workshops and just wondered what I should do to verify they are students?
Do you just take it on trust? Also if you do offer a discount how do you calculate it, as a percentage?

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when I worked in a leisure centre that sold students discount cards we used to ask for their enrolement letter,they use to get 10% off, we never took student cards (Andreas got one for doing a 6 week holiday french course) hope it helps
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Thanks Annie, this is the first time I've heard of the enrollment letter, I'll look into that.
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International student card, or university enrolment card.
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Thanks, I'll have to find out what these actually look like that way if somebody presents me with a piece of paper with;

'I am a student and i lik lerning stuff''

written on in crayon I'll think, haaaang on that doesn't look right. :wink:
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We don't give discouts to students, but we do make allowences for them.

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Student cards should have a photo on them and the logo of the university, I think they all have the NUS logo on the back too, expiry date, course name etc (:
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I do give student's discount but most are sent to me via their art tutor's & a anyway a "real" student is not difficult to spot lol, but all have a NUS card
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Not all universities are in the NUS- Edinburgh University has an independant union for a start, so won't have the logo.
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You also have to factor in students in the traditional sense of the word, and who could do with the discount, and those who are students, with an NUS card, who don't.

EG a mate has just finished a part time (evenings I think) web design course. He got an nus card because of that, and has been getting cheap fares/discounts etc. He drives a 6 months old Merc, no mortgage, well paid job etc.
The discount you'd give him because he has a card is far better off in your pocket
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Thanks for the information everyone, I didn't realise that there were different organisations.

I think what I'm going to do is just ask people to bring along some type of student iD to the workshop. I think it will just have to be run on trust, after all if someone is a student but genuinly forgets to bring their card I don't think I'll chuck them out :wink:

I am getting more and more uni students so I think it will be worth it.
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I was at Six Form at school rather than a college and I found I had no way to prove that I was a student.

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Fox wrote:I was at Six Form at school rather than a college and I found I had no way to prove that I was a student.
In such a situation, perhaps ask for a letterheaded note from the school stating that the person is indeed a student there and then phone the school to confirm?
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As a student who's just tripped over this discussion -

The majority of students do not have NUS cards any more because you have to pay for them. But nearly every University has an identity card with a photo and date of entry/expiry on it. I run the York re-enactment group, so I can quite categorically state that any trader offering student discount will get a great deal of attention (and occasional hugs!) from us!

Alternatively, evidence could be provided in the form of a bank statement (you'd definitely know I'm a student from mine!!!)

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