Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

Clean home, clear mind? Freshen up your home for less

Who knew that our homes would become EVERYTHING to us – where we live, where we eat, where we work, where we teach, where we study, where we play and where we wind down. Our homes are getting used to the max and all this hunkering down causes mess! So here are some budget eco…

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Stay alert for scams and phishing

In our recent Money Week survey we asked you to tell us about any experience you may have of phishing, scams and fraud. We asked this question because we know that unfortunately students are actively targeted, particularly when student finance payments are due. We want to raise awareness of the dangers of online scams and…

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You can turn small changes into meaningful savings

Sometimes the boring skills in life turn out to be the most important. Most people are not that great at planning. People tend to be overly optimistic about how successful their plans will be, and to underestimate how much effort they have to put in. Our projects take much longer and more effort than we…

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How to exercise and energise at no or low cost

Being in lockdown makes it more important than ever to keep ourselves healthy both in mind and body. There are plenty of things you can do to help make sure you keep yourself healthy and there is a lot of information online. The most important thing is to do what works for you. In a…

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How to save money around the home

We’re all very much home-based, house-bound, locked-down right now – hopefully not for much longer but while we are, here are some tips to save pounds, pennies and the environment too. In our recent Money Week survey, just over 50% of respondents reported spending more on bills since studying from home and the other half…

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What’s for dinner? Check out our lockdown ‘fakeaway’ suggestions that don’t cost the earth

Money Week is just around the corner, but as an amuse bouche for what’s in store next week, we are kicking off our week long money saving tips and advice by tickling your taste buds with our very own recipe for success on how to save on the takeaways, but still enjoy tasty dinners. In…

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Get ready for Money Week

Never to be held back, the Student Advice Team brings you our annual Student Money Week event.  This year’s national theme is ‘Expect the Unexpected’ and runs from Monday 15th – Friday 19th February. Universities across the UK will be taking part so we will be in good company. Although we cannot see you face…

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STOP PRESS: Student Money Week is coming

The Student Advice team are back on the road later this month with our event of the year, Student Money Week. This year’s theme is ‘Live Healthy, Spend Healthy’. Come and see the Student Advisers and get some great advice – we’ve got so much more to offer than student loans and hardship funds. We…

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Running out of money? Come and talk to Student Advice

For students who start their academic year in September, it is a long wait until the next instalment of student finance will drop on April 27th. If you’re worried about having enough money to cover 2 months rent, or saving money for a deposit for somewhere new to live in September, come and talk to…

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Money Week round up – what happens next?

As Money Week draws to a close for another year, we can take a breath and recharge. We’ll be reflecting on your input and sharing our findings through this blog in the next couple of weeks, so watch this space…. We hope that those of you who engaged with any of activities during the week now…

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