Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton


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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How to pay less for prescriptions, glasses and dental work

Did you know that students are eligible to apply for free or reduced health costs from the NHS? Not everyone has to pay for NHS prescriptions – some people are exempt from paying due to their age, income, if they’re pregnant or have a particular chronic health condition. Others may be able to get a…

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Missed the deadline for applying for student finance? What happens now?

The official deadline for applying for student finance for September 2020 has now passed, but don’t panic if you missed it. You can still act now and avoid stressful delays at the start of the academic year. New students need to register an account to apply online for your funding whereas continuing students can just…

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BEWARE current telephone scam ghosting as NHS ‘Test and Trace’

Unfortunately scammers pretending to be NHS staff have developed a new ploy to target people telling them they may have been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 We have all heard about the genuine Test and Trace scheme which has been rolled out across the UK (confusingly using slightly different names)…

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Student Advice COVID-19 banking update

There has been a lot of press coverage around government support for people in work, small businesses and Council Tax relief, but what are the banks doing to help relieve the pressure on our pockets and the wider economy? Here are some of the key changes being implemented: Interest  free overdrafts Lloyds, Halifax, HSBC and Bank of Scotland are giving…

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Student Advice guide to job retention and the furloughed scheme

Like us in the Student Advice team, many of you will have learnt a new word in the last 3 weeks and that word is ‘furlough’. But what does it mean and how might it affect you? Government advice is to stay at home where possible. If your place of employment is considered non-essential work…

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