Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

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What is risky debt and how to avoid it – Money Week 2024

If you are in debt, and you aren’t exactly sure where your money is going, then you should be worried, and should do something about it now. This post highlights risky borrowing and explains how to tackle out of control spending

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Worried about gambling? Student Advice is here to help – Money Week 2024

Many students struggle financially on their student loans, so if a gambling habit is getting out of control or you just want to cut out your gambling, there are practical steps you can take and the Student Advice team can help

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How to protect yourself from scams – Money Week 2024

Fraudsters are taking advantage of the cost-of-living crisis and our reliance on devices for communication. Such is the wide variety of scams circulating right now, we can’t cover all of them here but please do take some time to inform yourself.

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Money and Mental Health – Money Week 2024

The relationship between money and mental health can be a complicated one. We know that money worries can have a significant impact on our mental so this blog offers some guidance about where to seek help and advice and to reassure you that support is available.

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Money Mules – advice from HM Revenue and Customs

This is information from HM Revenues and Customs in support of National Student Money Week warning against the dangers of being a money mule. They have contacted universities through the UK asking advice services to share this information with as many students as possible.

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National Student Money Week 4th – 8th March 2024

The Student Advice Service team is taking part in the National Student Money Week campaign from Monday 4 March – Friday 8 March. This year’s theme is centred around protecting you from financial risks, such as scamming and unmanageable debt and how you can reduce the risks and enjoy more rewards of budgeting and careful spending

Accommodation deposits explained

Advice and information for students looking into new accommodation for the following year. Housing and Tenancy Deposits explained and where to find further help and advice

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Protect yourselves from plausible scams

Scammers have been phoning students, pretending to be from the university’s Finance department, saying that a bank has been in contact with the university as someone has been trying to set up an account in that student’s name.

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University of Brighton bursary payments January 2024

Undergraduate students eligible for the University of Brighton bursary should receive the first instalment next week, from 15th January 2024.

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End of term financial wellbeing action plan

Student Advice seasonal check-list to help students save some money and get the new year off to a great start, before you head off for some festive cheer and a well-deserved break.

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