Prices in the college bars vary, but they are cheaper than the SU by about 20p.(Original post by Pencil Queen)
for HMV at least that isn't true - http://www2.hmv.co.uk/hmvweb/navigat...1&pPageID=1103
"If you do not have one of the shown NUS swipe cards you will need a HMV Student card to avail of the discount. You can get a HMV Student Card from any HMV store in the UK or Ireland on presentation of valid student photo ID"
Top shop advertise their discounts as a STUDENT discount not an NUS card holder discount so therefore cannot refuse valid student ID.
Pizza Hut on the other hand do cover themselves legally so that they only offer the 20% discount to NUS card holders.
I agree however for Durham because so little money is given to the student union by the uni (it's split out between colleges instead) the affiliation fee is reasonable.
I only posted the link to provide a little balance to the thread
Oh and the College bars *aren't* SU bars...incidentally is the beer cheaper in in the college bars or in the student union (dunelm house IIRC)?
Do they actually matter?