The NUS Associate Card is aimed at 6th Form Students, Open University Students and those studying for professional Qualifications. Unlike those that can purchase the NUS Extra Card, Associate Card holders do not have easy access to a student union or do not have one at all.
It costs £7 for a 6th Form Student and £10 for an Open University Student.
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It offers some of the discounts that the NUS Extra Card offers but not all of them.
It does not act as a proof of age card, but it can be handy in gaining NUS/student discountsa at places like cinemas.