John Smith’s is a major retailer working exclusively with universities in the UK and overseas.
Starting life as a bookseller in Glasgow in 1751, in the last few years we have changed emphasis from being almost all about selling books to helping students throughout their experience at university.
In partnership with a growing number of institutions we enable students to buy products via a smartcard loaded with bursary funds, which can be spent on a range of products in John Smith’s shops, but also, in some schemes, with other 'partner’ suppliers.
However we still sell an enormous amount of books to a vast quantity of students through our on-campus retailing outlets. Click on the institution you study at from the list opposite (or on the map) to go directly to a site that will inform you all about the scheme in place or just to view all the offers available to you, some of them are exclusive to your local John Smith’s.