Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

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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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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16-25 railcard for mature students

Did you know that as a full time student over the age of 25, you can still qualify for a 16 – 25 railcard? Your interrailing days may be over and we may not have the freedom right now to go and explore all the places accessible by rail, but for those of you who…

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