Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

The cost of combatting loneliness – how to stay connected on a budget

The Student Advice Service supports Mental Health Awareness Week and we’d like to share some practical and accessible ideas to help you connect with others without blowing the budget. Talk Talking can be a really good way of building positive relationships with others. Life can get hectic and you may feel like the people around…

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Summer Fund is open to continuing undergraduate students

We are launching a Summer Fund for students who are facing significant financial challenges over the long summer summer vacation. The fund comes in the format of a non repayable payment. Who can apply We welcome applications from any full time, continuing, undergraduate student who is in financial hardship, particularly if you are unable to…

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Are you liable to pay Council Tax? Check your local authority’s flexibility during COVID-19

If you are living with a non-student partner and your household has to pay Council Tax, you may be worried about how to afford this during the current health crisis. Local Authorities are permitted to suspend payment for 2 months and spread the balance over the other 10 months; normally this is automatically applied to…

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Student Advice is supporting University Mental Health Day 2020

Thursday 5th March 2020 marks University Mental Health Day Here at Brighton we promote positive mental wellbeing in many different ways and helping students manage their finances and tight budgets is a huge part of that.   Back in 2016 we produced a booklet for students entitled Students, Money and Mental Health (if you open it…

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Big Energy Saving Week is here. Lets get started

Not able to knock up a wind turbine in the back garden to save on your bills? No problem. The Student Advice Service is here with some step by step ‘how to’ ideas to save on your bills and energy saving suggestions. Throughout this week we’re supporting the Citizens Advice national campaign Big Energy Saving Week on campus and…

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Thinking about starting a new budget plan for 2019? Look no further than Student Advice

Did you overspend last term? Had a few too many expensive nights out or succumbed to that coat you couldn’t resist? Or perhaps you’ve struggled to stretch out your funding and have had to ask family to help out? You aren’t alone. Whether you’ve got £50 a week to spare or you’re someone dealing with debt and feeling stuck,…

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Thinking about new year resolutions? Student Advice helps you count the financial benefit

We all make them, we all break them but what if you could do something that would do you good, save you money and only lasts for 31 days……. Well you can!! How about giving up alcohol for January? It is only for 31 days so the end will always be in sight, there are…

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Moulsecoomb veg boxes are back with a January offer!

Missed your weekly veg bargains? Well, the waiting is over – veg boxes are back! And at only £2 a box for this week only, here’s a bargain not to be missed. Pop along to Cockcroft SU reception today to place your order. Boxes will be ready for collection this Thursday 19th January between 12…

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Charity book sale this Friday at Moulsecoomb

Second hand book sale Friday 13th January 12-2 pm     One World Nursery has a small ongoing (2nd hand) book and DVD sale raising money for migrant and refugee solidarity projects /charities. They have already been able to send £250 directly via a link with one of our families to a group in Greece helping to…

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Severely reduced rail service across the Southern network at the start of term

So, the good news is that the strike planned for 5 days during the week commencing Monday 9th January 2017 has now been reduced to 3 days, namely Tuesday 10th January, Wednesday 11th January and Friday 13th January. Click here for more information. The bad news is that services timetabled to run on Monday 9th…

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