Our Advance card scheme gives you a helping hand with meeting the costs of your course textbooks.
Collect your Advance card during Welcome Week and get £100* to spend with John Smith's online student store, the UK's leading specialist academic bookseller.
Topping up your account with additional credit is a great way for you to budget or for your friends and relatives to offer their support.
The Advance card is initially only available to new entrant students (Home/EU and International) enrolled on the first year of a full-time undergraduate course (excluding direct Year 2 or 3 entrants and top-up student) delivered by the School of Social Sciences, Humanities & Law (excluding Teesside University Business School courses) at our Middlesbrough campus, starting in the 2017/18 academic year.*
You can activate your account at John Smith’s Online Student Store or during enrolment at the start of term. You don’t need to apply – you just provide your details and activate your account.
No, the funds are provided by Teesside University to help with the extra costs associated with studying. It doesn’t add to your student debt and you don’t pay it back.
Your funds are rolled over for you to use in your next academic year, as long as you are still a registered eligible student.
You can spend your funds on course textbooks which are available in store or online.