Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

How we support students who are care leavers or have no family contact

As the start of term approaches, you will receive a lot of information from us. You will be sent task lists, advice and guidance and invitations to join Belong at Brighton events – this is to help you prepare for your new adventure as a university student. We aim to reach all prospective and returning…

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Coming to Brighton through Clearing? Here’s your funding ‘to do’ list

If you are thinking about applying to Brighton through Clearing or you have already accepted an offer, and you are eligible to apply for student finance through Student Finance England, Wales, Northern Ireland or Student Awards Agency Scotland, you do have some things to cross off your ‘to do’ list before you can finally get…

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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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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 for a quick response. This is a good time to give yourself a financial check-up too,…

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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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Financial support for rent, IT equipment and daily living costs

As part of our annual Student Money Week campaign which ran from 15th – 19th February, the Student Advisers had the opportunity to gatecrash some lectures and host a few live drop ins to tell you about the range of additional funds available for students who are facing financial challenges at this time. You may…

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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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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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