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Last week of term = last chance to apply for hardship funds (sort of)

Did you know that the university has a suite of hardship funds open to students? There are different funds for students in different situations and it can be a bit of a minefield finding out what is available. Often we

Posted in General advice and information, Money, Grants and Bursaries

Going to London, or anywhere? Keep your mobile phone safe

This isn’t a typical money blog message but having very recently seen this happen on a main road in London with my own eyes I felt compelled to share the warning. Emily Orpin via Compfight There are moped/motorcyclists cruising the streets

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Thinking about postgraduate study? Can the numbers add up?

                            Funding a master’s could now be possible for you, with a Postgraduate Loan. If you’re starting a full master’s course in England in 2017/18, you can

Posted in Money, Grants and Bursaries

Final year students – have you submitted a hardship fund application?

If so, and we are waiting for more information to support your application, you must provide these documents by this Friday 26th May. We can accept photocopies, scans or you can bring original documents to any Student Services office across

Posted in Money, Grants and Bursaries


You have until midnight tonight to register to vote. The Times Higher Education posted an interesting article about how students can significantly influence the outcome of an election, but as we know, many do not register to vote. According to this article,

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Closing date approaching for different financial grants and incentives

There are a handful of grants still up for grabs this academic year Santander University of Brighton Travel Grants           This is a specific travel grant for students To find out more about this funding stream,

Posted in General advice and information, Money, Grants and Bursaries

***newsflash***new Southern Rail strike announced 30th May

Counselman Collection via Compfight The National Union of Rail, Maritime and Transport Workers (RMT union) have announced further industrial action in response to Southern Rail’s decision to run in excess of 8000 trains a year with only 1 member of on board staff. This action will

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Are you applying for next year’s student finance?

Students need to apply for funding each year of the academic course. Many of you will have already received a reminder either by text or email encouraging you to reapply as soon as possible.   Some students have already been assessed quickly and

Posted in General advice and information, Money, Grants and Bursaries

Student Advice Service supports Mental Health Awareness Week

Hey Paul Studios via Compfight There are lots of activities happening this week in support of Mental Health Awareness, both locally and nationally. Mental health seems to be on everyone’s agenda. Last year, as part of National Student Money Week,

Posted in General advice and information, Money Advice, Money, Grants and Bursaries

Old £5 notes will be withdrawn from today

                                                  If you have any old paper £5 notes tucked away, they will no longer be recognised as

Posted in Money Advice

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