Services & Supports
NISU offers services to encourage student success & to save money.
Resources and Savings!
All students at North Island College are members of North Island Students’ Union (NISU).
NISU is a member of the BC Federation of Students, which offers NISU the chance to pool our resources & energy with other student groups from across BC, allowing access to great services like the extended health & dental plan, student day planner & handbook, the Deals App and so much more.
Learn more about the BC Federation of Students at wearebcstudents.ca
NISU Student Centre
An online student space to meet other students, find out about NISU events, have study groups, buy or trade textbooks, find health and dental information, find housing, and share memes and student tips.
Join the Discord Server
NISU Student Centre Discord.
Handbook & Dayplanner
Thanks to bulk purchasing with the BC Federation of Students, NISU produces a high quality dayplanner and handbook each year. Use this book to track your classes and assignments, the calendar features key dates, like when your fees are due and when you can drop your course without academic penalty.
grab yours from a NISU office
If you are a digital learner, NISU can mail you a copy. As this does cost NISU postage, please only request if you don’t come to campuses.
The Deals App
Being a student is expensive: with increasing tuition fees, the cost of textbooks, rent and other monthly bills, it all adds up fast. That’s why we’ve teamed up with the BC Federation of Students for the Deals App – a discount program designed to help students save money on services and at restaurants, retail shops, fitness studios, travel companies and more across BC.
Our discount program is easier to use than ever – just download the app, create an account and set your location to find discounts at over 600 locations across the province. Bookmark your favourites and use your virtual student card to start saving now!
About the app
Browse discounts nearest to you using the map view or by category. To redeem a discount, simply click on the virtual coupon – a discount card will appear with your name and institution as well as any instructions needed to use the discount in-store or online. Present the coupon and discount card at the time of purchase. It’s that easy!
Download the app to browse discounts offered at more than 600 participating locations. Don’t forget to follow @the_DealsApp on Instagram and The Deals App on Facebook to stay up to date on new discounts being added weekly.
Does my account expire?
Each account expires 12 months after activation, to reactivate your account simply re-enter your valid student credentials, when you receive an email notification.
Do I need to show student I.D. to use the discounts?
Using the discount is easy, show your virtual student discount card, on the app, at the time of purchase, or following the instructions to apply the discount code when checking out online. Some businesses may ask for you to also show your student ID alongside the app at the time of purchase – this will be listed in the instructions if so.
What do I do if my promo code isn’t working or if a business didn’t honour the discount?
Please contact your NISU or email the BCFS with as much detail as possible. We will look into the incident and provide you with next steps for a resolution.
For more information, questions or assistance with your account email the BCFS firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR BUSINESSES: BECOMING A BENEFIT PARTNER
Are you a business owner or manager who would like to partner with the Deals App to offer a discount to post secondary students in BC?
By participating in the Deals discount program, your business will benefit from free advertising, while expanding your customer base. More importantly, your business will be recognized in the community as one that supports students. The best part is, businesses can participate at no cost.
To learn more about the Deals App and partnership opportunities to promote your business to students please email us at email@example.com
On campus food services.
Each community is unique.
K’ómoks Valley campus is serviced by Custom Gourmet.
Campbell River campus is served by an on campus cafeteria, operated by NIC’s Culinary Arts department, open 8 – 1 Monday – Friday.
Port Alberni currently does not have on campus food services.
Mixalakwila currently does not have on campus food services.
Some resources for creative eating on a budget
Community Food Banks
Each community is served by a local food bank.
Accessing these services is a great resource to help your food budget last the month.
NISU donates $50 per month to the food banks in each community, recognizing our members are accessing these important services.
Free Lockers - Discovery Hall
Heavy books and lots of supplies?
Don’t want to carry them to and from the Comox Valley campus daily?
Rent a locker for free.
$10 refundable deposit when you return the lock after rental term expires.
Visit the NISU Office in Tyee 111 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how to rent one.
Diva and Aisle cups are available for purchase from NISU.
Diva cups are $15. Sizes available 0 and 2.
To learn more about DIVA cups visit divacup.com
Aisle cups are $23. Sizes available A and B
To learn more about Aisle cups visit periodaisle.ca
To purchase one from NISU please either
Email us at email@example.com
Call / Text 778 348 6478
Or stop by a NISU Office.
Menstrual Products - Free
No one should miss a class due to an unplanned period start or lack of access to menstrual products.
Select bathrooms around NIC campuses have been stocked with pads and tampons for student use, thanks to the support of NIC and NISU. Please take only what you need.
These products are organic, natural bamboo & cotton. No synthetics, dyes, or chemicals. Better for you, better for the environment.
Please call/text 778 348 6478 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if supplies have run out in a bathroom.
Buy, Sell and Trade Texbooks
Looking for used text books?
Have textbooks to sell?
Vist the North Island College Facebook group:
to find text books from other students.