Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

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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Money Week blog of the day – budget today to save for tomorrow

You may have seen our recent blog post on app-based banking and saving apps and using AI to help you save money (yes really). Today’s blog post goes ‘back to the old school’ …… Try a cash diet No, not actually eating pound coins, which would be expensive, foolish and highly dangerous. Living on a ‘cash diet’ basically…

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Money Week blog of the day – how to save on everyday spending by downshifting

What is downshifting? Downshifting is all about dropping a brand type at the supermarket when we go shopping by not falling for the glossy labels, layers of packaging and highly polished, perfectly  symmetrical fruit and veg. Is there a science to the way we shop? Yes! We’re all familiar with the end of the aisle goods on offer in supermarkets,…

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Money Week blog of the day – how banks can work for you

Making banks work for you – the techie way In our smartphone and tablet-driven world it’s no surprise that banking is changing dramatically, with the rise of banking and savings apps. These can actually prove useful in helping you ‘take back control’ of your finances, as they have cunning ways of helping you identify your…

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Welcome to Money Week 2019. Find out more about our activities this week

The Student Advice Service is once again delivering a Student Money Week campaign and we want YOU to get involved If you were studying here last year, you might be familiar with our pop up information stands and online advice, competitions etc. If this is your first year of studying here, then this is your chance…

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Make a note in the diary – National Student Money Week is happening next week

The Student Advice Service is taking part in National Student Money Week next week (11th – 15th Feb) But what does that actually mean for students? What is National Student Money Week? It is a national week-long campaign which many universities get involved with to get students talking and thinking about all things money, from checking…

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Money Week competitions – answers and winners

During February the Student Advice Service went on the road to all the campuses with our National Student Money Week tour bus (which actually sounds more rock and roll than it was). Some of you may have come over for a chat, or got involved with all our lovely online information via this blog, For those of…

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National Student Money Week blog of the day – Look after your house/flatmates

As this is the final Money Week blog focusing on the national theme Where I Live, we thought we’d do something a bit different and not just talk about money. We hope that you’ve enjoyed the week and we’ve answered some of your more pressing questions. We’ll be responding to any renting worries in a round up…

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