Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

Thinking of applying to the Student Support Fund? Act NOW to receive an outcome before Christmas

The Student Support Fund is one of the university hardship funds, and is in place to support students who find themselves struggling financially. Applications are open across the academic year and Home undergraduate, PGCE and postgraduate students are eligible to apply. The fund is also open to EU undergraduate students receiving the standard student finance package…

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Introducing Springboard, the university’s crowdfunding platform

Need to raise money for your project, idea or event? Use the university’s crowdfunding platform- Springboard to give your projects a boost and a platform to fundraise. Over the past 2 years students have raised over £35k for their projects using Springboard. The crowdfunding platform is free for every student, so you keep 100% of…

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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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News about the £5000 Health Sciences Training Grant

If you’re a new or returning student health professional, no doubt you’ll have lots of questions about the new training grant funding which has been widely promoted. The Student Advice team has produced a helpful factsheet which will be made available from your SSGT and the Student Advisers, but in the meantime, here are the…

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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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Closing date for Student Support Fund

The Student Support Fund is open throughout the whole academic year to all Home fee paying students, both undergraduate and postgraduate. The closing date for final year applications has already gone, but we are still accepting applications from continuing undergraduate and postgraduate students. There is a short application form to complete which you can download from the…

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Student Advisers can help prospective students with no parental support apply for their funding

If you’re thinking about coming to uni in September, now is the time to apply for your funding. We want to make sure that your loan is agreed and in place at the start of term and for most students this process runs smoothly without any hitches. However, for some students from non traditional backgrounds,…

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Final year/PGCE student deadline for Student Support Fund

Are you a home final year undergraduate student or enrolled on a full time PGCE course? Have you been thinking about applying for the Student Support Fund? The closing date for final year and PGCE students is Friday 1st May. This means that you need to complete an application form and submit all your supporting…

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Apply to Student Finance now

While things may be quiet for some and you’re wondering how to fill those evenings whilst stuck indoors, you could do worse than get your funding sorted for next year. Online applications are open for new and returning full-time undergraduates. If your family income has dropped, or is likely to drop during these challenges hitting…

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Important message for students seeking financial advice

Have you got a question about your student finance or anything else money related? The Student Advisers are still working, albeit offering online and telephone advice only. Please email us in the first instance with your question and we will respond as soon as we can. If you prefer a call back rather than email,…

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