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Big Energy Saving Week midweek update

The Student Advisers are talking to students (and staff) this week about saving on bills, switching provider and energy tariffs Water seems to be the hot topic of the week so far Most of get our water supply from Southern Water, but there is

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Welcome to Big Energy Saving Week 2019

Throughout next week (21st – 25th January) the Student Advice Service is supporting Big Energy Saving Week. This is a campaign run by Citizens Advice which aims to raise public awareness on saving money on your bills getting the best price for your energy and helping

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Government grant for new parents

Are you pregnant or you’ve just had a baby/babies in the last few months? Are you unclear about the different funding opportunities open to you? If you are pregnant with your first child during your studies and need help with buying things for the

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Are you waiting to hear the outcome of a Student Support Fund application?

If you recently applied for the Student Support Fund and you’re waiting to hear the outcome, the processing time is currently 4 weeks. This is due to the increase in applications being submitted at this time. We have one more payment

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Cold weather means hot refreshments for energy and sustenance

As the days get shorter and colder, here are some top tips on staying nourished for £less Invest in a decent packed lunch box or Tupperware – old ice cream containers may suffice but do check it can withstand heat. Make double

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Students travelling to placement – you may be eligible for help with the cost of travel

This is important information for teaching and health science students travelling to placement who are eligible to receive extra financial support to help pay for travel. Are you a Health Science student, who started your course on or after 1st

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Money saving tips for Christmas travel

For those of us making travel plans over the festive period, things can get a bit hectic come December, so try to plan ahead and get your tickets as far in advance as possible. If your journey takes you through London and

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Are you worried about making ends meet this side of Christmas?

The university has additional funding available for students who find themselves in financial difficulty. The main fund is called the Student Support Fund and we typically receive in the region of 1000 applications throughout the academic year. Applications are open

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You can get help with the cost of prescriptions, glasses, dentist and other health essentials

Did you know that students are eligible to apply for reduced health costs from the NHS? We can tell you how You have to complete a form and send evidence (in a freepost envelope which comes with the form) to support your

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Have you got a question about your student finance?

Have you been assessed but you think you should be receiving more? Have you been assessed but you’re not sure what it all means? Have you been assessed but you’re still waiting for your funding? Are you still waiting to

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Student finance in the news

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