This fantastic scheme is open to students from just £12 a year. It gives you access to over 170 different savings and discounts across a range of retailers. Save money on fashion, electronics, food, entertainment, everyday essentials and more!

Find out more about the card here


The NUS Extra card is not for profit and revenue from the card goes towards supporting the Student’s Union through the National Union of Students.

Apply for your NUS Extra card online here – it only takes a minute to start saving £££s!

  • Click here to apply online
  • Enter your email address
  • Type ‘The Beauty Academy’ as your Place of Study and select this option when it appears.
  • Give your course start date (month your course begins or within which you enrolled) & course end date (month your course is expected to be completed by, usually no later than 12 months from the start for funded courses or 24 months for self-funded courses).
  • Select ‘Professional/Vocational’ as the Course Level
  • Select ‘Professional/Vocational’ as the Course Discipline
  • Select Continue
  • Upload a photo that you wish to appear on your card, following the guidance on correct photo selection.
  • Enter your payment details to make a secure online payment (£12 for 1 year).
  • Details will be shown onscreen to confirm your online payment & you will be sent a confirmation email by NUS Extra.
  • Your card will be delivered to The Beauty Academy head office in Cambridge within 10 days. Once received, we will forward these on to the home address on file for you by first class standard post. We can accept no responsibility for any cards lost in the post or where address details have not been updated with The Beauty Academy. For any queries relating to your application or NUS card, see here
  • Established 1990: the Original Private Beauty Training School

    I have just finished my Complete Make Up Artist Course here at the Academy.. I find it very accommodating and really gives me the knowledge n experience that i need.. I might be coming back for my next course.. And i will definitely recommend anyone whom intends to attend any beauty course for any purposes.. And I would like to extend my special thanks to my tutor Vanessa Jane for giving the best if my needs.. All the best.. Salute..

    Baie A

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  • Established 1990: the Original Private Beauty Training School

    I had Acrylic Nail Extention course on Sunday 15 January with Noreen in Reading – Shinfield. It was fantastic day, I learn lots and Noreen was brilliant. She make sure that everybody understand what to do and I Am sure that everybody feel more confident and ready to do treatment. I will love to do more courses with The Beauty Academy.

    Viera O

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  • Established 1990: the Original Private Beauty Training School

    Had an amazing 5 days with Vanessa and the 5 girls I was working with in the professional makeup. Vanessa gave her full support in the style of makeup I liked to follow. Vanessa has also taught me that everyone make mistakes and ways to fix makeup if something was to go wrong. Thank you for a great time and I will be back to visit in the future when I want to extend my business ideas further.

    Gemma W

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Our Expert team of tutors based across our 9 Training Schools are all qualified to the highest levels, with years of industry experience and all friendly and excited to welcome all our fantastic students