Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

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From 1p to £670 – how to save without feeling the pinch

From 1p to £670 – how to save without feeling the pinch. Its called the 1p challenge. In a nutshell, you start making savings on a daily basis starting with 1p on day 1, 2p on day 2, 3p on day 3 and so on…….

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Money saving tips for students leaving term time accommodation for the holiday

Money saving tips for students leaving term time accommodation for the holiday

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you know if your funding is correct?

How do you know if your student finance is correct? The Student Advice team can help you find out if you are getting the maximum funding you are eligible for.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you still waiting to receive your Maintenance Loan?

If you have been or still waiting to be assessed for student finance from any of the UK funding authorities (England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland) there is a process you have to follow before you receive your first instalment.

Do you wear glasses or need regular prescriptions?

Did you know that students are eligible to apply for reduced health costs from the NHS? You can get help with the cost of: NHS dental treatment Eye test, contact lenses and glasses Prescriptions Hospital travel ………..and more. The NHS call this the Low Income Scheme and you apply on a form called the HC1….

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Continuing students can start planning ahead around the 22/23 timetable

If you are continuing your studies in September 2022, you should by now have received an email advising you that you new academic timetable is ready to view. Do take the time to check the timetable as you can use this opportunity to see how this may impact you childcare provision, commute time and any…

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How repeat study impacts student funding

Most students will now be receiving news of the outcome of exam boards  and for some this will mean having to resubmit work, resit exams and/or retake modules across next academic year. In this blog we will explain how different scenarios will impact your funding for next year. What happens if you’re repeating the whole…

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Latest news about interest rate for student loans

You can’t get away from hearing and perhaps feeling, that the cost of living is soaring. You will undoubtedly have heard that inflation is hitting a 40 year high of 9% with talk of it reaching 11% in October…  but what does this actually mean for your student loans? What is inflation? Inflation is the…

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Important money news for continuing undergraduate students

The summer vacation is finally here and most students will be looking forward to a break from study for a while. But this doesn’t mean a long summer holiday for everyone as many students will be working to reduce the overdraft, pay the rent or mortgage or looking after children or relatives. This can also be…

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Student Advice checklist for leaving student accommodation

Many of you will be looking to leave your accommodation in the next few weeks (maybe sooner) and regardless of whether this is Halls or private accommodation, there are some things you need to check before you close that door one final time. Taking time now could save you a lot of money around the…

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