Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

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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Your summer money checklist and top tips

As most courses enter the long summer break, the Student Advice Service wants to remind you that we’re still here to answer your questions around money issues. We’re working remotely for now, so drop us an email to for a quick response. This is a good time to give yourself a financial check-up too,…

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Thinking of dabbling in cryptocurrency? Please read our cautionary advice before you commit

Why are we writing an article about bitcoin & Cryptocurrency? In the last year we have seen a notable rise in investments into cryptocurrency by students, with some students investing a large proportion if not all of their termly Maintenance Loan. As with all investments we would advise you to only invest what you can…

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Financial support for rent, IT equipment and daily living costs

As part of our annual Student Money Week campaign which ran from 15th – 19th February, the Student Advisers had the opportunity to gatecrash some lectures and host a few live drop ins to tell you about the range of additional funds available for students who are facing financial challenges at this time. You may…

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Don’t let ‘Black Friday’ put you in the red – this blog contains a spending warning

As we head towards the end of what has been a difficult year for many, you might feel inclined to lavish your loved ones (or yourselves!) with gifts a-plenty. And with most Christmas shopping taking place online this year it’s easily done, with a constant stream of ‘unmissable’ offers at the end of a ‘buy…

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Still waiting to receive your student finance? Find out how we can help

This year, for a number of reasons, most particularly the pandemic, Student Finance have been extremely busy, and their processing times are very slow, so many students are finding that their loan assessments are dragging on and on…… It is very confusing and frustrating when you don’t know what to do next, or you don’t…

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Still waiting to receive your funding? Check your student finance status

  Most new and returning students who applied before the guaranteed assessment deadline for this year’s funding should have now received their first instalment of  Maintenance Loan. If you have been assessed, but you’re still waiting to receive your first payment, you should check your online account for a status update. When you log in…

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Student Advice is here to help with all your money questions

Welcome from the Student Advice Service to what must be the weirdest start of term in living memory! What is the Student Advice Service? We provide information and advice on any student funding questions and problems you may have, whether you are an undergraduate or postgraduate – for example: Problems with your student finance provider…

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Student Advice welcomes back all returning students

Welcome from the Student Advice Service to what must be the weirdest start of term in living memory (although possibly less weird than last term …!) What is the Student Advice Service? As experienced University of Brighton students you probably know what we do, but in case you need your memories refreshed we provide information…

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University Summer Fund for students facing significant financial challenges

The university has some financial provision to help students over the long summer vacation Who can apply We welcome applications from full time, continuing, undergraduate students enrolled on standard length courses who are in demonstrable financial hardship due to being unable to work over the holiday. We are particularly targeting students who have caring responsibilities…

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