Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

Financial support for students travelling to the UK from red and amber listed countries.

If you are a student travelling from overseas to the UK to start or continue your students at the University of Brighton, you need to be aware of the additional financial costs associated with travel from red list countries and amber list countries at this time. In response to these costs, we are offering the…

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Your funding explained – for EU students with settled and pre-settled status

Many of you with European passports may be wondering how Brexit has affected your access to student funding, and particularly for new students, there will be significant changes. We hope all our EU students have now applied for pre-settled status or settled status, depending on how long you have been in UK, and it is…

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Coming to University of Brighton in September? Check your funding and finance actions

Welcome to the University of Brighton! We hope that you are looking forward to starting your new adventure with us. Starting at university can be an overwhelming experience, especially if you are living away from home and managing your own finances for the first time. As the Student Advice Service, we want your university experience…

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Funding implications for students with resits and repeat years

This 20/21 academic year has been challenging to say the least! As a result of this, many of you may be in a situation where you will be having to re- sit or re submit work at the end of the summer, or, in some cases repeating the year in the 21/22 academic year. You…

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Important funding message for European students

The EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) closes on 30th June 2021 Please make sure you have read and understood the guidance relating to EEA nationals and completed all necessary actions before the 30th June deadline. Our International Advisers have prepared clear and extensive advice and guidance for you on the University website. You need to apply…

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Your summer money checklist and top tips

As most courses enter the long summer break, the Student Advice Service wants to remind you that we’re still here to answer your questions around money issues. We’re working remotely for now, so drop us an email to studentadvice@brighton.ac.uk for a quick response. This is a good time to give yourself a financial check-up too,…

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Summer Fund to support students over the long vacation

Each year the university offers financial supports to students over the long summer holiday. This year is slightly different as we have fortunately received some additional funds from the Office for Students, so hopefully this means that we can help out more students who are not working over the summer. Who can apply We welcome…

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Thinking of dabbling in cryptocurrency? Please read our cautionary advice before you commit

Why are we writing an article about bitcoin & Cryptocurrency? In the last year we have seen a notable rise in investments into cryptocurrency by students, with some students investing a large proportion if not all of their termly Maintenance Loan. As with all investments we would advise you to only invest what you can…

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Important deadlines for university funding

The university has a number of different funds to help students who are facing financial difficulties. To date, we have spent £540,000 direct to students from the main funds this academic year, which does not include the additional awards we have made from the Office for Students funding. The main Student Support Fund is open…

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Enjoy the wellbeing benefits of nature for little or no cost

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, we want to share some suggestions of how you can get connected with nature for less. Certainly over the last 18 months we have learnt a great deal about the benefits nature brings to our physical and mental wellbeing and we also know about the close relationship between…

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