Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

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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Having problems with Student Finance? We can help

It’s that time of year when students are obviously worried if their student loan hasn’t turned up, or if they have received a letter or email from Student Finance which they don’t understand. Student Finance are very busy at this time, and it can seem like a difficult task to get hold of them, let…

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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 to be financially assessed as an independent student if you are under 25

In most circumstances home students under the age of 25 are assessed for their student finance based on their parent/s’ income.  However, there are situations where Student Finance can assess you as being independent from your parent/s. When this happens, they will not ask you to provide any financial information from your parent/s. The categories…

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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 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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Important funding message for European students

The EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) closes on 30th June 2021 Please make sure you have read and understood the guidance relating to EEA nationals and completed all necessary actions before the 30th June deadline. Our International Advisers have prepared clear and extensive advice and guidance for you on the University website. You need to apply…

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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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Enjoy the wellbeing benefits of nature for little or no cost

As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, we want to share some suggestions of how you can get connected with nature for less. Certainly over the last 18 months we have learnt a great deal about the benefits nature brings to our physical and mental wellbeing and we also know about the close relationship between…

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