Seven Super Useful New Skills To Learn While In Lockdown | TOTUM
Ben HaywardApril 1st

While the current lockdown probably isn’t the scenario a lot of us would like to find ourselves in, it could actually present us with a rare opportunity… 

While those people with vital work to fulfil - including NHS employees  and other key workers - continue to provide much-needed support, others of us may find ourselves without a whole lot to do for long periods of time!


We can always kick back and watch another box set (TOTUM members can get 6 months FREE access to Amazon Prime) or take up a new hobby, we could also use this extra time to learn a new skill and, you know, improve ourselves a bit.

With that in mind, here at TOTUM we’ve got heaps of great offers to help you do just that. From taking up a musical instrument or improving your cooking skills to really getting to grips with that tricky subject matter or even learning to box from the comfort of your own home, TOTUM has got the deal you need to help you get skilled up!

Dawsons Music


Get 5% student discount when you shop at Dawsons Music. 

TOTUM members get 5% discount when shopping at Dawsons, from DJ and studio gear to guitars, amps, keyboards, accessories and more.

Who knows - you might have a hidden talent… 



20% student discount when you sign up for Fender Play. 

Always wanted to learn guitar, bass or ukulele? Get 20% student discount on your annual Fender Play subscription and learn at your own pace with step-by-step lessons from Fender’s expert instructors, when you sign up through TOTUM. 

Or, you could even treat yourself to a fancy new guitar with 20% off at  Whether it’s a stylish acoustic, Stratocaster, Jaguar, or a classic Tele, get money off your purchase with TOTUM.



Get free access to academic material at Proprep. 

TOTUM members free access to thousands of online courses to help you thrive throughout university when signing up to Proprep. With over 60,000 video tutorials and thousands of practice questions, Proprep is the leading STEM learning platform putting the learning resources you need to succeed right at your fingertips. 

All you have to do is login, select your course and start practicing!

Prestige Kitchenware


Get 10% student discount when buying kitchenware from Prestige and take your cooking skills to the next level! 

TOTUM members get 10% discount site-wide at Prestige. Whether you need a new kettle, a fancy new frying pan, a slow cooker or the latest kitchen tools and gadgets, take your cooking to the next level with Prestige.

Mindful Chef


Sticking with the cooking theme, TOTUM members get £10 off 2 boxes & a free recipe book when signing up with Mindful Chef. 

Mindful Chef’s health-focused food boxes are stuffed full of ethically-sourced ingredients from small, UK-based producers. All their meat is 100% grass-fed, their chicken is free-range, their fish is landed fresh in the UK and their vegetables are cultivated in the most natural way possible. Oh, and it’s all delicious!

National Geographic


Use this time to broaden your horizons with a National Geographic subscription. 

A curious person’s guide to the wonders of the world, subscribe to National Geographic today via TOTUM and pay only £2 per issue with this special student discount. That’s a saving of £4.99 per issue to put towards your first adventure!

The Boxx Method


Struggling to keep up your regular fitness regime? Never fear, TOTUM is here!

For fitness done a different way, TOTUM members can get a professional boxing conditioning workout from the comfort of your own home. Led online by a team of instructors, Boxx will fit the workouts around you, meaning you’ll never miss out!

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