Can use student discount instead but cannot combine student and newsletter discount.
Upgrade RAM to 16GB, SSD to 512GB, display to 500 nit 1080p, upgrade to Wifi 6
You can add pen for £10
Don't upgrade to i7
Should get 11hr battery life for basic browsing, good speakers, premium build, USB-C charging, bright 100% SRGB screen and quality trackpad and keyboard, thunderbolt 4, touchscreen and 2 in 1 functionality. Screen is a bit reflective though.
Don't expect to game on it though. The intel XE graphics perform worse compared to other models with the same CPU. You can see a review of this laptop from a youtuber Lon.tv