Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

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How budgeting can improve mental health

The Student Advice Service is supporting Wellbeing Week with this blog examining the relationship between good money management and good mental health

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Are you still waiting to receive your first instalment of funding?

If you are still waiting to receive some funding, there could be a number of different reasons for this. This blog explains the different terms Student Finance use to describe the status of funding applications/assessments

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Student Advice team welcomes all new and returning students

Returning students will probably know what we do already, but in case you need your memories refreshed or you are new to the University of Brighton, we provide information and advice to all students on any funding and finance related issue. This is how we can help you

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Student funding advice for repeating students

This article explains how undergraduate UK student funding works for students who are repeating the academic year

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Student Finance and money ‘to do’ list for new students

Get student money tips including how to prepare for university, how to budget and manage your money. Plus, Student finance advice for undergraduates going the University of Brighton.

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Are you being ripped off by fast food and fast food delivery companies?

The rising cost of bills and food in particular is high on everyone’s agenda as a further burden on the budget. This blog looks at how using regular fast food impacts, your budget, wellbeing and the environment

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Money Mules – what are they, how can you protect yourself and how to spot an approach

Young people are increasingly the major victims of fraud. Victims don’t only lose their money – they can lose their family savings, their businesses, their trust in other people, their mental health and plenty more. This article gives advice on protecting yourself from Money Mules

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Help and support for students worried about gambling – Money Week 2023

Research in 2021 showed that 4 in 5 students have gambled at some point in their lives and further research has shown that gambling has become as synonymous with sport as alcohol used to be.

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Take control of your money in 3 simple steps – Money Week 2023

The transition from home to uni life can be a really exciting one, especially when a load of money lands in your bank account courtesy of Student Finance. But for many it’s also the first taste of financial independence, and with temptation to spend EVERYWHERE, alongside the responsibility of covering all the important rent and bills payment, it’s easy to see how the craziness of the first term may have left many of you feeling financially unsettled, especially given the recent changes to the cost of living.

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Buy Now Pay Later – spoiler alert, ‘later’ is just around the corner – Money Week 2023

More and more people are now using buy now pay later (BNPL) arrangements to put off the day when we have to pay for what we buy. It’s buying something ‘on tick’ as we used to say.

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