Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

Access to Learning Fund deadline – continuing undergraduates

The closing date for applications from continuing undergraduate students not undertaking a nursing or midwifery qualification or BSMS 3rd and 4th years is this Friday 6th June 2014. If you think you might be eligible to apply to the fund or you are experiencing financial hardship, please have a look at the further particulars and application form…

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Access to Learning Fund – closing date for final year is looming

If you are a final year student experiencing financial difficulties, you can still apply to the Access to Learning Fund up until this Friday 9th May 2014. For more information and an application form please contact Student Advice Service by phone on 01273 642888 or pop in to the Student Services office on your campus…

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Continuing students should reapply for funding now

Student Finance England advises continuing students to apply now for next year’s funding  Students who are returning to their studies in the 14/15 academic year can now re-apply to Student Finance England (SFE) at The advice is don’t wait! You need to apply early to ensure that your finance is in place for the…

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Be aware of scams and phishing

Students are often targeted with  phishing  e-mails  around  student  finance  payment  dates (the next date being 28th April) Students  should ignore messages that tell them to ‘validate their account’or  provide  any  personal,  security  or  banking  details.  SFE, SLC, Student Finance Wales and SAAS will never request for students to provide or confirm their information in this way. Practical …

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Changes to the free uni bus in Brighton

The Big Lemon Bus company runs a free service between Brighton campuses, which is the 44 bus route between Grand Parade and Falmer.  Travel is free for for those carrying a Unicard (student ID card). If you don’t have your id with you, you may be charged the standard fare for that route.  Service changes Following on from comments…

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Student Advice Service – Spring vacation contact times

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Unizone boundary extended

Photo Credit: Sunciti _ Sundaram’s Images + Messages via Compfight There is light at the end of the tunnel…….we understand from the Students’ Union that the Unizone area will be extended to Eastbourne eastbound and Worthing westbound in May. This is due to a very successful campaign involving staff and students alike, and will have a very positive…

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National Student Money Week 3-7 March

It’s National Student Money Week! The Student Advice Service will be hosting interactive stands on each of the university’s campuses. There are some finance related freebies up for grabs. All you have to do is find our money tree and have a chat with us about money matters. We’ll be on each campus on the following…

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What do you think about monthly payments of your student loan?

Photo Credit: William Warby via Compfight The NUS and the National Association of Student Money Advisers are campaigning for monthly student loan payments in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. If you think this sounds like a good idea you can sign the e-petition.

Shining a light on student carers

The NUS has recently published a report called Learning with care, which researched the experiences of student carers. One pattern identified in the report showed that the care students’ provide, and the impact this has on their studies, goes largely unnoticed by their universities. If you feel like the care you are providing is having…

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