Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

How Student Advice is supporting Wellbeing Week

Throughout Wellbeing Week, 22nd – 28th November, we will be posting money related blogs which tie in with the daily themes of the week. To kickstart the campaign, today we are looking at the relationship between money and mental health as a clear link can be made between struggling with money and mental health problems….

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Support for students who need help with their finances

We know that adjusting to student life can be a real challenge for many students, especially for those having to manage a tight budget for the first time. Equally, our returning students who may not have been living in rented accommodation for some time due to remote learning may also be finding this year a…

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Do you receive the ‘elsewhere’ rate of student finance? You may be asked to confirm your living arrangements

The Student Loans Company (SLC) is undertaking a review of Maintenance Loan assessments of students who are receiving the ‘elsewhere or own home’ rate of Maintenance Loan. Their Customer Compliance team will be contacting a sample number of students to confirm their living arrangements. This could be via email, letter or text and they will…

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Advice for students still waiting to receive their funding

  Hopefully most new and returning students will have received their first instalment of funding by now, but if you are still waiting, we can help. If you are in short term financial difficulty, or if you don’t understand why your loan has not been approved – or has not been income assessed, you may…

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Finance advice for students who are repeating modules

After the disruption of the last 18 months, some students will be returning to study having taken time out from their course or may be repeating modules from last academic year. This is perfectly normal, but there some financial implications which you need to be aware of. What happens if you’re repeating the whole year?…

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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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