Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

Money Week blog of the day – have a night out that doesn’t blow the budget

Having a night out doesn’t have to cost the earth and if you’re living somewhere new, there may be free or cheap fun just around the corner which you didn’t even know about. Or you may want to visit friends and fancy doing soemthing different. Here’s a few suggestions to get you on your way……………

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Win a lovely hamper as part of National Student Money Week

How? Actually, by doing very little. If you had the virtual ingredients listed below, plus a £5 budget to spend on 3 additional items to cook a meal for friends. What would you make? You don’t need to use all the ingredients by the way! Good luck chefs

Money Week blog of the day – save on travel where you can

As runners up in the national people & planet awards, we know all about being sustainable. We also know all about giving our students as much advice and information about cheap(er) travel. But we don’t know everything, so just ask another student.   What’s the best local advice? The cheapest (and healthiest) options are to…

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Money Week blog of the day – how to style for less

We can all feel the pressure to fit in or feel a sense of belonging at some time in our lives and being at university can often compound this feeling.We want to be accepted but also embrace difference and be unique. And certainly here at Brighton, there is no such thing as a “typical” student…

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Money Week blog of the day – save on the boring stuff (like utility bills)

There are lots of ways that you can reduce your electricity, gas and water bills. Here are some top tips on how you can do this. There’s also lots of information out there about ways you can save energy – pretty much all energy companies have information on their websites, and you can also check…

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Money Week blog of the day – ‘Waste Not, Want Not’ on all things food

They say you are what you eat and eating well can be a struggle, especially if you’re not used to meal planning or thinking too much about ingredients. Eating well on a budget is even trickier, and often the healthier options can be more expensive, but not if you start from scratch. As part of…

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Countdown to National Student Money Week

This year’s theme is ‘Waste Not, Want Not’ and throughout the week we’ll be looking at different aspects of reducing waste, saving money and promoting sustainable finances. Whatever your student finance question, we’ve (hopefully!) got the answer, so come along and put us to the test! Where can you find us? Monday 6th – Sprinters…

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Get involved in National Student Money Week 2017

Between Monday 6th February – Friday 10th February the Student Advice Service are taking part in National Student Money Week. Universities throughout the UK will be joining forces to deliver this annual event and sharing great ideas and innovative ways of saving the pennies and stretching the pounds. This year’s theme is ‘Waste not, Want not’…

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Well that’s Money Week done and dusted for 2016….now the real work starts

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the Money Week stands this week, it was great to get so many really useful (and interesting!) tips which we shall be sharing with students shortly, along with the results of the national Students, Money and Mental Health Questionnaire, which we circulated amongst Brighton students. We engaged with around…

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National Student Money Week – unwind with a low cost adventure

Rolfe Kolbe via Compfight Wash away the January blues and celebrate the days getting lighter with a fun day trip or outdoors adventure. Living in Sussex offers so many fun opportunites which we can enjoy with family and friends and you don’t always have to fork out for a good time. As we’re focusing on…

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