The £25 price tag may seem a bit much at first for a "membership", but the freebies and perks far out weigh the cost, and I can see this being a massive cost saver over the course of my first year at university!
The welcome pack was delivered the next working day after I placed my order, and was very nicely packaged. Slightly confused as to why a cubic box was used for something that was quite flat, but hey ho, it kept it safe for delivery.
Inside was a pack of FP4+ film, which is great, and I'm currently in the process of shooting it pushed to ISO200. See how it goes!
The cleaning cloth looks and feels the biz! Though I haven't used it yet, I know that it is going to do the job well. Large, soft and delicate with a nice backing.
Also included were some coupons/vouchers for various things that I may or may not be able to take advantage of, but knowing they are there is reassuring for if I need them in the future.
There was also a nice brochure to flick through, because who doesn't love feeding their Gear Acquisition Syndrome ;)
After my student membership had been activated (you need to email them via an address included in the pack), I was able to place my first proper order of some cotton gloves for handling film. The free delivery that is included with the membership is fast and reliable, as my gloves were delivered the next day, safely packaged and as described.
I'm sure I'm forgetting some things to mention about this, but that just goes to show how much is included, and how valuable it is.
I highly recommend signing up and reaping the benefits, as studying photography is not exactly cheap. So taking savings as and when you can is a must have!
My only critique of the membership is that I did not receive an email confirming that it had been activated, and there is no clear sign on the website to show it. I only realised when I added the gloves I previously mentioned to the basket, and it defaulted to "Free Student Delivery". So not bad!