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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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 studentadvice@brighton.ac.uk 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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Could your personality increase your risk of fraud?

We have all been relying on virtual means of communication for quite a while now.  Many of us study or work from home, we shop online and try to conduct as much of our business as possible without seeing anyone face to face. As we can expect, scammers are taking advantage of this new reality,…

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Student Advice supports University Mental Health Day

This year the University Mental Health Day takes place on 4th March 2021 Now, more than ever, it is important for us all to consider our mental health due to the pressures arising from our enforced lock down and all the other effects of Covid 19. Here are some free things you can access: Mindfulness…

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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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Estranged students wanted for national study

The Student Advice Team has been contacted by a PhD student at Durham University who is doing some research into the personal and professional experiences of students who have no parental contact.   Amie Waterman has asked us to share this poster which tells you more about the study and who she hopes will take…

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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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Student Oyster photocard information for students currently living in London

Are you a full-time student living in a London borough during term-time? Do you want 30% off travel cards in London? If you have decided to live at home in London during these unusual times, and travel regularly around the capital,  you may be eligible for an 18+ Student Oyster photocard valid for up to…

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