Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

Are you eligible for Universal Credit? How does it affect your funding?

We know that many students have to exist on very little money and so when looking for options to raise more money we often get asked if students are eligible for Universal Credit. Generally speaking, if you are enrolled on a full time course, whether you are Undergraduate or Postgraduate the answer is no. You…

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Money Saving Expert survey on ‘buy now, pay later’ financial services

Money Saving Expert are keen to better understand the consumer experience of Buy Now Pay Later services like Klarna and Clearpay. We have been asked to promote their survey amongst the student community, so if you have 5 minutes to spare over the holiday and you have some insight to share, please have a look…

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Countdown to the end of term – looking towards the next…

End of term is nearly here and many of you will be returning to family for the break, so we thought now is a good time to remind you of a few financial realities to bear in mind. For most undergraduate students on September starting courses, the next instalment of maintenance loan should be paid…

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FREE Budgeting sessions and student manual from the Money Charity

Do you need some help with budgeting or money advice, but you’re keen to learn more from a dedicated financial organisation? There is a series of 3 new Uni Money Workshops delivered by The Money Charity which are perfect for helping you engage with better money management from the comfort of your own home and…

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Don’t be a victim of money laundering

When we think about money laundering, we may immediately think about something very distant from our everyday lives, but the reality is that it is much closer than you might think. Money laundering is a way of hiding money for all sorts of illegal activity – theft, trafficking, terrorist organisations, drugs gangs and it refers…

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Wellbeing Week money blog day 5 – Give

The very thought of giving when you don’t have any money is stressful……but giving usually has nothing to do with money. Giving is good for your mental health and general wellbeing, and giving means being generous and thoughtful with your time, your thoughts, and your attention. If you believe strongly in a principle, you might…

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Wellbeing Week money blog day 4 – Connect

When we think about who our support network is, the obvious ‘go to’s’ are friends, colleagues, family, partner, housemates and members of a faith or other close community. These are the people who we might reach out to for help and support when we need it. For many students living away from home for the…

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Wellbeing Week Money blog day 3 – Learn

You’re here to learn – to gain knowledge, experience and a qualification in your chosen subject area. This could also be an opportune time to learn some important life skills or rethink and change old habits…. Many of us have heard the term ‘financial wellbeing’ – but what is it and why is it important?…

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Wellbeing Week money blog day 2 – Take notice

Have you ever received a phone call, email or text asking you to share personal or financial information and you weren’t sure if it was genuine? We want to give you some pointers of things to look out for when trying to identify scams. Unfortunately students are often targeted with phishing e-mails, particularly when student finance payments…

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Wellbeing Week money blog day 1 – Be Active!

There’s so much more to staying active than keeping fit! Research has shown that people who exercise regularly not only have better physical health, but also have better mental health and emotional wellbeing, and after the events of the last 20 months, it’s more important than ever to keep ourselves healthy, both in mind and…

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