Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

Don’t be a victim of money laundering

When we think about money laundering, we may immediately think about something very distant from our everyday lives, but the reality is that it is much closer than you might think. Money laundering is a way of hiding money for all sorts of illegal activity – theft, trafficking, terrorist organisations, drugs gangs and it refers…

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Wellbeing Week money blog day 5 – Give

The very thought of giving when you don’t have any money is stressful……but giving usually has nothing to do with money. Giving is good for your mental health and general wellbeing, and giving means being generous and thoughtful with your time, your thoughts, and your attention. If you believe strongly in a principle, you might…

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Wellbeing Week money blog day 4 – Connect

When we think about who our support network is, the obvious ‘go to’s’ are friends, colleagues, family, partner, housemates and members of a faith or other close community. These are the people who we might reach out to for help and support when we need it. For many students living away from home for the…

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Wellbeing Week Money blog day 3 – Learn

You’re here to learn – to gain knowledge, experience and a qualification in your chosen subject area. This could also be an opportune time to learn some important life skills or rethink and change old habits…. Many of us have heard the term ‘financial wellbeing’ – but what is it and why is it important?…

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Wellbeing Week money blog day 2 – Take notice

Have you ever received a phone call, email or text asking you to share personal or financial information and you weren’t sure if it was genuine? We want to give you some pointers of things to look out for when trying to identify scams. Unfortunately students are often targeted with phishing e-mails, particularly when student finance payments…

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Wellbeing Week money blog day 1 – Be Active!

There’s so much more to staying active than keeping fit! Research has shown that people who exercise regularly not only have better physical health, but also have better mental health and emotional wellbeing, and after the events of the last 20 months, it’s more important than ever to keep ourselves healthy, both in mind and…

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How Student Advice is supporting Wellbeing Week

Throughout Wellbeing Week, 22nd – 28th November, we will be posting money related blogs which tie in with the daily themes of the week. To kickstart the campaign, today we are looking at the relationship between money and mental health as a clear link can be made between struggling with money and mental health problems….

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Support for students who need help with their finances

We know that adjusting to student life can be a real challenge for many students, especially for those having to manage a tight budget for the first time. Equally, our returning students who may not have been living in rented accommodation for some time due to remote learning may also be finding this year a…

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Do you receive the ‘elsewhere’ rate of student finance? You may be asked to confirm your living arrangements

The Student Loans Company (SLC) is undertaking a review of Maintenance Loan assessments of students who are receiving the ‘elsewhere or own home’ rate of Maintenance Loan. Their Customer Compliance team will be contacting a sample number of students to confirm their living arrangements. This could be via email, letter or text and they will…

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Advice for students still waiting to receive their funding

  Hopefully most new and returning students will have received their first instalment of funding by now, but if you are still waiting, we can help. If you are in short term financial difficulty, or if you don’t understand why your loan has not been approved – or has not been income assessed, you may…

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