Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

Not able to work over the summer? Help is here

Chris Frewin via Compfight The Summer Hardship Fund is open to students who cannot work over the summer vacation. This could be for a number of different reasons listed below: Caring responsibilities – for a child, relative, partner or other adult. Ill-health or disability (or due to medical treatment) which may affect ability to work. Students…

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Apply to the hardship funds by 12th June

      Are you having financial problems? Are your money worries stressing you out?   Could a bit of extra cash help you out of a sticky situation? Do you want some financial advice or need help with your funding application for next year? You should contact the Student Advice Service without delay. The university…

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Have you applied for everything you’re entitled to this year?

     There is still time to apply for government funds this year If your academic year started in September 2014 you have until 31st May 2015 to submit an application online. As long as you have registered online by this date your application can be considered for a Tuition Fee Loan, Maintenance Loan,…

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Have you got an opinion on spending habits and use of payday loans?

If so, we want to hear from you   Brighton and Bournemouth universities are currently researching the use of payday loans from a student angle, and we are looking for students who are willing to share their experiences with us.     We try to keep up to date with national trends, but the intention of this…

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We asked our students how they save money… see what they said

National Student Money Week (9-15 Feb) was a great opportunity for our team to get out and about to all our campuses to spread the money saving message. We’ve been so impressed with the tips our students shared, we’ve decided to compile them all for you below. Well done to our competition winners during the week too:…

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Ready, Steady, Cook – get cooking for your housemates

Part of  If you’re in halls or a shared house, take part in the Ready Steady Cook competition for your chance to win a hamper of goodies! We’re asking housemates to make a meal together during National Student Money Week (9-15 Feb 2015) on a budget of £10 and send us the recipe, cost and…

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Got an end of term money question?

Photo Credit: db Photography | Demi-Brooke via Compfight Worrying about your finances? Thinking about taking time out? Looking into changing course? Want to check your funding entitlement? We are here to answer your questions and allay any money concerns you may have. The Student Advice Service is open up until and including 24th December 2014….

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As the winter bugs set in, get ready for prescription charges!

Photo Credit: Matt Lemmon via Compfight Photo Credit: Stéfan via Compfight Students on a low income may be eligible for free or cheap(er) prescriptions, as well as other NHS services eg going to the Dentist. You need to apply on a HC1 application form to see if you qualify. If you live with a partner,…

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Running out of money?

Are funds running low and you want to check you’re getting all the funding you’re entitled to? Take the initiative in 3 easy steps: 1. Check the online calculator which relates to your funding authority eg SFE or NHS 2. Speak to an Adviser in Student Advice Service: Moulsecoomb Tithe Barn, Moulsecoomb Place, Moulsecoomb campus…

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Increase to Student Advice Service provision at Falmer campus

From next week, Monday 28th October 2014, we will be offering a bigger and better service at Falmer. Students will now be able to choose whether they want to see an Adviser at one of the drop-in sessions or make a pre-booked appointment. We will still be in Checkland E wing and students will be…

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