Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

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Having trouble with Southern Rail website?

Since Southern have upgraded their website, it transpires that customers looking to purchase tickets online: http://www.southernrailway.com/ need to use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox web browsers. Don’t miss out on those advance ticket bargains Student Advice Service

Struggling to pay for prescriptions and dental costs?

You may not be aware that you can apply for help to pay for a range of NHS treatments. The NHS runs a scheme to assist people with low incomes to pay for health care called the Low Income Scheme and many students qualify for full or partial help, depending on their personal and financial circumstances….

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Be An Energy Shopper – Student Campaign

  Throughout this week (19th – 23rd October) OFGEM, the government regulator for gas and electricity provision, is running a campaign to  raise awareness about getting the best utilities deal be an energy shopper leaflet_english_updated10_14.  This national campaign is specifically targeted at students living in the private rented sector who may not know about checking tariffs or switching…

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Start planning your festive travel arrangements and save ££££££

  The sun may still be shining and the clocks haven’t gone back yet, but the sooner you get organised with your Christmas travel arrangements, the cheaper the tickets will be.     You may have only been back at uni for a matter of days, but the more money savvy amongst you will know…

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Are you a continuing student repeating the academic year? If so, check your student finance award

  Students who are repeating the academic year for the first time may still be eligible to receive full funding for the duration of the academic year even if they are repeating on a part time basis. However, this needs to be correctly recorded in order to receive the full funding.   Log in to…

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The Student Advice Service extends a warm welcome to all our new and returning students

  If you have a money question – perhaps about your student finance award, planning a budget, entitlement to Bursaries or hardship funds, how to save on travel costs or choosing a bank account for example, just ask a Student Adviser. No question is too basic or too complicated and we recommend you seek the right answer from the experts….

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Are you eligible to claim benefits?

        Have you just finished your studies for the summer vacation? Are you a lone parent or one of a student couple with children? You may be eligible to claim some benefits until next academic year. Some full time students will qualify for benefits to cover the long vacation on the grounds of having responsibility for a…

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The Student Advice Service is open all summer, so stay in touch

Have you got a question about the Summer Hardship Fund? https://www.brighton.ac.uk/current-students/my-finances/hardship-funding/summer-hardship-fund.aspx Do you want any help and advice with your application for next year’s funding? The Student Advice Service is open for business throughout the long vacation. We can offer appointments or you can access the drop in sessions at Moulsecoomb, Falmer, Grand Parade, Hastings…

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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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