Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

Coming to Brighton through Clearing? Here’s your funding ‘to do’ list

If you are thinking about applying to Brighton through Clearing or you have already accepted an offer, and you are eligible to apply for student finance through Student Finance England, Wales, Northern Ireland or Student Awards Agency Scotland, you do have some things to cross off your ‘to do’ list before you can finally get…

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How repeat study impacts student funding

Most students will now be receiving news of the outcome of exam boards  and for some this will mean having to resubmit work, resit exams and/or retake modules across next academic year. In this blog we will explain how different scenarios will impact your funding for next year. What happens if you’re repeating the whole…

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Closing date for the Summer Fund

The university’s Summer Fund will close on Friday 8th July. If you are a continuing undergraduate student who wants to apply to apply for this fund, applications must be received by midnight this Friday. You can find out more about the fund by reading our further information and eligibility guidance. If you have already received…

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Student Support Fund deadline for Nursing students

The Student Support Fund is one of the university hardship funds awarded to students who need extra financial support with living costs or who are experiencing unexpected financial hardship.  Each application is considered on a case by case basis and successful applicants receive a non-repayable payment. The fund is available to all ‘Home’ undergraduate students,…

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Latest news about interest rate for student loans

You can’t get away from hearing and perhaps feeling, that the cost of living is soaring. You will undoubtedly have heard that inflation is hitting a 40 year high of 9% with talk of it reaching 11% in October…  but what does this actually mean for your student loans? What is inflation? Inflation is the…

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Important money news for continuing undergraduate students

The summer vacation is finally here and most students will be looking forward to a break from study for a while. But this doesn’t mean a long summer holiday for everyone as many students will be working to reduce the overdraft, pay the rent or mortgage or looking after children or relatives. This can also be…

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Summer Fund opening soon to continuing undergraduates

Each year the university offers financial support to students over the long summer holiday. We call this the Summer Fund. Like the Student Support Fund, this is a non repayable award and applications are assessed on a case by case basis. Who can apply All full time, continuing, undergraduate students fully enrolled on a standard…

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Student Advice checklist for leaving student accommodation

Many of you will be looking to leave your accommodation in the next few weeks (maybe sooner) and regardless of whether this is Halls or private accommodation, there are some things you need to check before you close that door one final time. Taking time now could save you a lot of money around the…

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Deadline for university hardship funds

The university has a number of different funds to help students who are facing financial difficulties. To date, we have spent  direct to students from the main funds this academic year. The main Student Support Fund is open throughout the whole academic year to all Home fee paying students, both undergraduate and postgraduate. The closing…

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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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