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Don’t let ‘Black Friday’ put you in the red – this blog contains a spending warning

As we head towards the end of what has been a difficult year for many, you might feel inclined to lavish your loved ones (or yourselves!) with gifts a-plenty. And with most Christmas shopping taking place online this year it’s

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Estranged students wanted for national study

The Student Advice Team has been contacted by a PhD student at Durham University who is doing some research into the personal and professional experiences of students who have no parental contact.   Amie Waterman has asked us to share

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Introducing Springboard, the university’s crowdfunding platform

Need to raise money for your project, idea or event? Use the university’s crowdfunding platform- Springboard to give your projects a boost and a platform to fundraise. Over the past 2 years students have raised over £35k for their projects

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Student Oyster photocard information for students currently living in London

Are you a full-time student living in a London borough during term-time? Do you want 30% off travel cards in London? If you have decided to live at home in London during these unusual times, and travel regularly around the

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Still waiting to receive your funding? Check your student finance status

  Most new and returning students who applied before the guaranteed assessment deadline for this year’s funding should have now received their first instalment of  Maintenance Loan. If you have been assessed, but you’re still waiting to receive your first

Posted in General advice and information, Money Advice, Money, Grants and Bursaries, Student Finance News

Student Advice is here to help with all your money questions

Welcome from the Student Advice Service to what must be the weirdest start of term in living memory! What is the Student Advice Service? We provide information and advice on any student funding questions and problems you may have, whether

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Student Advice welcomes back all returning students

Welcome from the Student Advice Service to what must be the weirdest start of term in living memory (although possibly less weird than last term …!) What is the Student Advice Service? As experienced University of Brighton students you probably

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16-25 railcard for mature students

Did you know that as a full time student over the age of 25, you can still qualify for a 16 – 25 railcard? Your interrailing days may be over and we may not have the freedom right now to

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How to pay less for prescriptions, glasses and dental work

Did you know that students are eligible to apply for free or reduced health costs from the NHS? Not everyone has to pay for NHS prescriptions – some people are exempt from paying due to their age, income, if they’re

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Missed the deadline for applying for student finance? What happens now?

The official deadline for applying for student finance for September 2020 has now passed, but don’t panic if you missed it. You can still act now and avoid stressful delays at the start of the academic year. New students need

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