Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

Important message for students who started a course in 13/14 academic year or earlier

Do you receive any grants from Student Finance England which are intended for either dependant children or a partner? Do you usually live with a partner/spouse or other adult dependant? If you started your course in September 2013 or before, you may soon receive a copy of a ‘2014/15 Confirmation of Household Financial Commitments for Dependants’ Grants’ (DGCI) form from…

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Coming to Brighton through Clearing? Read on for your money musts…

        You need to apply for your student finance as a matter of urgency. The easiest, safest and quickest way for most students to apply is online but as the process varies depending on where you are from (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, EU) make sure you complete the correct application and follow the instructions carefully….

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Stay safe online – read any email correspondence from Student Finance/Student Loans Company very carefully

              We have been made aware of a recent scam doing the rounds The email looks like this: From: Student Loan Company <12025525@brookes.ac.uk> Date: 10 August 2015 19:04:17 GMT+01:00 To: Subject: Your student loan information Dear student, To ensure you your future payments are not delayed, your are required…

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New term, new funding, same old scam

Does the following email look familiar? ——– Original message ——– From: Student Loan Company Date: 22/04/2015 18:22 (GMT+00:00) To: studnetlist@uni.brighton.ac.uk Subject: Your student loan information Dear student, To ensure your future payments are not delayed, your are required to update your account due to a recent update in our database. To update your account, follow…

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Reapply now for your funding for next year

Are you continuing with your undergraduate study next year? Many students don’t realise they have to apply for their funding each year of the course. Reapply now for your 2015/16 funding to ensure your student finance is in place for the start of next academic year. https://www.gov.uk/student-finance-forms/y/uk-full-time/apply-loans-grants/year-1516/continuing-student If you have got any money questions, come and…

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More Unizone success for UoB

For those of you who regularly travel between campuses or from further afield than the town where your campus is based eg Eastbourne, Brighton, Seaford and westerly to East Worthing, you may already be aware of the Unizone rail ticket: http://www.southernrailway.com/tickets-and-fares/ticket-types/16/ Amber Rudd, Hastings MP announced on her twitter feed on Friday that the Unizone ticket will soon be…

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Got an end of term money question?

Photo Credit: db Photography | Demi-Brooke via Compfight Worrying about your finances? Thinking about taking time out? Looking into changing course? Want to check your funding entitlement? We are here to answer your questions and allay any money concerns you may have. The Student Advice Service is open up until and including 24th December 2014….

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Christmas travel on public transport

  Looking to travel further afield over the festive break? Don’t get caught up in the panic, plan your journey and try to get your tickets in advance. Make sure you get the most up to date travel information as there are limited rail, bus and coach services nationally and locally. Here are a couple…

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Springboard Grants – applications open until 14th January 2015

Photo Credit: Kristin Wolff via Compfight The Springboard funding programme offers grants of up to £1,000 to current students and staff at the university to support unique activities that will enrich and enhance the student and staff experience. These activities may be academic or extra-curricular and can be undertaken by individuals or groups, for example,…

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Fantastic opportunity for ‘A Closer Europe’ innovator

Photo Credit: danorbit. via Compfight The University of Brighton is now a participant of the GoEuro Scholarship Programme The University of Brighton has been registered and is eligible to participate in the GoEuro Scholarship Programme. The winning student will receive a scholarship of €2000 and the chance to complete a 1-3 month paid internship at…

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