Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

New student day bus ticket £3

Congratulations to the Students’ Unions of Brighton and Sussex who have negotiated a new £3 daily bus ticket for students using Brighton and Hove buses. The ticket covers the CitySAVER area and will be valid on buses from TODAY. Brighton & Hove Bus Company have also promised to freeze this new price until at least…

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Brighton rents in the news

A new study undertaken by the National Housing Federation has named Brighton as being one of the most expensive places to live in the UK, even beating certain areas of London. Find the full article here: http://www.housing.org.uk/media/press-releases/oxford-brighton-and-bath-overtake-areas-of-london-as-the-most-unaffordable-places-to-rent/ You can also follow the Living Rent campaign http://livingrent.org.uk/ Student Advice Service

Chance to win an iPhone 6 with the new Santander Smartbank app

Santander has recently launched a new money app available on iPhone and Android devices which is primarily aimed at students managing their money for the first time. As Brighton is a Santander university, staff within the Student Advice Service were involved in the consultation process during the development of this app. For more information about the app and details about…

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Are you having money problems? You may be eligible for additional funds

Photo Credit: Ken Teegardin via Compfight If you are experiencing money problems, and you’re worried how your funds are going to last until your next instalment of student finance, you may be eligible for the Student Support Fund: http://www.brighton.ac.uk/current-students/my-finances/hardship-funding/index.aspx The Student Advice Service manages the fund, it is awarded to students in most financial need…

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Join the campaign to extend the unizone to Hastings

The Students’ Union is currently campaigning to extend the Unizone rail ticket to include students travelling to and from Hastings. They may be local students living in Hastings travelling to other University of Brighton campuses, or travelling to Hastings for study or placement. We know that travel costs are a big expense for students and…

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BBC Radio Sussex seeking a payday loan user

If you have had experience of using payday loans as a student, BBC Radio Sussex want to hear from you. They are looking to talk to someone at 7.05 tomorrow morning (Friday 14th November) either in the BBC studio on Queens Road, Brighton or over the phone. Ideally they’d like to talk to someone willing…

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Action on payday lenders

With effect from January next year, the Financial Conduct Authority will be enforcing tighter checks and lower interest rates on payday loans. Read more here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-3000047 We know that some lenders actively seek out students as potential customers, with often reported questionable tactics, and this decision has been welcomed by welfare rights campaigners. Student Advice…

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As the winter bugs set in, get ready for prescription charges!

Photo Credit: Matt Lemmon via Compfight Photo Credit: Stéfan via Compfight Students on a low income may be eligible for free or cheap(er) prescriptions, as well as other NHS services eg going to the Dentist. You need to apply on a HC1 application form to see if you qualify. If you live with a partner,…

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Running out of money?

Are funds running low and you want to check you’re getting all the funding you’re entitled to? Take the initiative in 3 easy steps: 1. Check the online calculator which relates to your funding authority eg SFE or NHS 2. Speak to an Adviser in Student Advice Service: Moulsecoomb Tithe Barn, Moulsecoomb Place, Moulsecoomb campus…

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Want to work for Student Services?

We’re currently advertising part time vacancies for Telephone Interviewers to work in the Careers Service. Based in Moulsecoomb you will help staff carry out our ‘Destination of Leavers from Higher Education’ (DLHE) survey. This survey takes place every year and involves speaking to graduates and/or their families on the telephone to find out what graduates…

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