Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

Deadline for university hardship funds

The university has a number of different funds to help students who are facing financial difficulties. To date, we have spent  direct to students from the main funds this academic year. The main Student Support Fund is open throughout the whole academic year to all Home fee paying students, both undergraduate and postgraduate. The closing…

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The cost of combatting loneliness – how to stay connected on a budget

The Student Advice Service supports Mental Health Awareness Week and we’d like to share some practical and accessible ideas to help you connect with others without blowing the budget. Talk Talking can be a really good way of building positive relationships with others. Life can get hectic and you may feel like the people around…

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Student support package for summer ceremonies

Are you due to attend a graduation ceremony this summer but are concerned about the cost of the event? We are able to offer support to 40 graduands for the summer 2022 ceremonies in the form of the following package: free gown and cap hire two free guest tickets basic photography package. Priority will be…

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Call to action – check your entitlement for 21/22 and apply for 22/23 funding

Continuing with your studies in 2022/23? Let’s talk funding. You might not be aware, but if you’re an undergraduate student (or studying on a course that attracts the undergraduate funding package) you need to re-apply for your tuition fee and maintenance loans each year of study. This is the case whether you’re progressing onto the…

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Important deadline for hardship fund applications

Are you a home final year undergraduate student or enrolled on a full time PGCE course? Have you been thinking about applying for the Student Support Fund? The closing date for final year undergraduate and PGCE students is Friday 6th May. This means that you need to complete the online application form and submit all…

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Financial support and budgeting advice

Many undergraduate students will be heading towards the end of term this Friday 8th April and you will probably be aware that the next instalment of Student Finance is not due to be paid until early May. We know that this is will be a worry for some students, so we want to remind you…

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Low cost, sustainable, local food market for young people aged 16 – 25

Great news! YMCA Youth Advice Centre (YMCA YAC) Brighton have opened a sustainable social grocery store for anyone aged 16-25, living in the Brighton and Hove area. It’s a one-stop shop where you’ll find a range of healthy, low-cost foods and shopping products made up from high quality surplus or donated supplies. YMCA YAC are…

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Money Week day 5 – how to reduce the cost of your bills at home before the energy cap is lifted

Household energy costs are set to increase which is a huge concern to many of us right now. The government has announced a series of measures to help households cope with the increase. Refer to your energy supplier website for information on how to access any grants and discounts on offer and speak to them…

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Money Week day 4 – how to get out and about for less

One of the biggest expenses after rent is travel, although of course this depends on how far away you live from campus, and how often you travel home to visit family.  There could be a few ways you could reduce your spending on travel, so this blogs offers some suggestions which may help. Bus travel…

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Money Week day 3 – what is sustainable fashion?

The three R’s of sustainability, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, can be easily applied to fashion with the results not only impacting positively on the environment but also your wallet. Reduce Slow fashion You will be familiar with the term ‘fast fashion’ – cheap, accessible, on-trend clothes sourced through mass market chains such Primark, Zara, Mango. This…

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