TOTUM discount card

What is TOTUM?

TOTUM powered by NUS Extra is the brand spanking new student discount card bought to you by the National Union of Students (NUS). As a Birkbeck student, not only are you automatically a member of Birkbeck Students' Union, but you are also automatically a member of the NUS, which strives to represent the wellbeing and political interests of students from over 600 institutions across the country. This membership makes you eligible to purchase an TOTUM card, the UK's most popular student discount card.

As one of the most widely accepted student ID cards, TOTUM powered by NUS Extra saves the average student £500+ a year ­­with exclusive member discounts both online and in-store. The card costs £12 per year, which means that for just £1 a month you could start saving immediately.

Top discounts include 49% off Altom Towers, 10% off grocery shopping at Co-Operative Food stores, 10% off clothing & accessories at and dozens more over a wide range of outlets. The full list of offers is available through the TOTUM website or you can download the app (launching 13th September 2018) to track available discounts on the go, and keep up-to-date with Birkbeck Students' Union events and activities!

How to Apply

Current students can follow this link to purchase a TOTUM card. You will be required to fill out the registration form, submit a recognisable photo of yourself and make a onetime payment for your card. Online discounts will be available from the moment your payment is processed; membership cards will be delivered to your home address, or alternatively you can have them sent to the SU and we will inform you when your card is ready to be collected from our General Office.


Be sure to collect your TOTUM card if you choose to have it delivered to the Students' Union. You should recieve an email from the NUS about your card being delivered to the Students' Union Offices on the Fourth Floor of the main Malet Street building.