Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

Tip 2 of the 12 (money saving) Tips of Christmas

We have a guest tipper for our third festive tip – from Lucy in the Sustainability team…….thank you Lucy! On the second day of 12 Tips, the Student Advice team offers you: Save money on bills and help the environment by making sure items are turned off before you leave uni. Each year the university…

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The 12 Tips of Christmas – brought to you by Student Advice

Welcome to the Student Advice Service’s 12 (money saving) Tips of Christmas! From today until Friday 18th December, we will be posting a different seasonal money saving tip each weekday to help you plan ahead and stay on track in the run up to Christmas. We recognise that this is a financially challenging time for…

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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 easily done, with a constant stream of ‘unmissable’ offers at the end of a ‘buy…

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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 this poster which tells you more about the study and who she hopes will take…

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Still waiting to receive your student finance? Find out how we can help

This year, for a number of reasons, most particularly the pandemic, Student Finance have been extremely busy, and their processing times are very slow, so many students are finding that their loan assessments are dragging on and on…… It is very confusing and frustrating when you don’t know what to do next, or you don’t…

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Thinking of applying to the Student Support Fund? Act NOW to receive an outcome before Christmas

The Student Support Fund is one of the university hardship funds, and is in place to support students who find themselves struggling financially. Applications are open across the academic year and Home undergraduate, PGCE and postgraduate students are eligible to apply. The fund is also open to EU undergraduate students receiving the standard student finance package…

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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 using Springboard. The crowdfunding platform is free for every student, so you keep 100% of…

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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 capital,  you may be eligible for an 18+ Student Oyster photocard valid for up to…

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Do you need to contact Student Finance?

Have you got a question about your student finance payment, assessment or evidence which cannot be resolved through your online account? Do you need to talk to Student Finance England/Wales, Northern Ireland or SAAS? Did you know you that you can set up permission for Student Finance to talk to someone else on your behalf,…

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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 payment, you should check your online account for a status update. When you log in…

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