Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

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Be cautious about using payday loans – Money Week 2023

Payday loans are short term loans available from an online or high street lender but not a bank. If you’re struggling for extra cash, there are other options to try before using a payday loan.

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Help and support for students worried about gambling – Money Week 2023

Research in 2021 showed that 4 in 5 students have gambled at some point in their lives and further research has shown that gambling has become as synonymous with sport as alcohol used to be.

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Take control of your money in 3 simple steps – Money Week 2023

The transition from home to uni life can be a really exciting one, especially when a load of money lands in your bank account courtesy of Student Finance. But for many it’s also the first taste of financial independence, and with temptation to spend EVERYWHERE, alongside the responsibility of covering all the important rent and bills payment, it’s easy to see how the craziness of the first term may have left many of you feeling financially unsettled, especially given the recent changes to the cost of living.

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How to save on your travel costs – Money Week 2023

Today’s blog has been penned by our wonderful colleagues in the Sustainability team who know everything about affordable and sustainable travel and transport. Read on for fantastic offers and initiatives you can tap into.  

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Buy Now Pay Later – spoiler alert, ‘later’ is just around the corner – Money Week 2023

More and more people are now using buy now pay later (BNPL) arrangements to put off the day when we have to pay for what we buy. It’s buying something ‘on tick’ as we used to say.

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Use less, pay less. How to switch off and save – Money Week 2023

With energy prices soaring there’s reason more than ever to switch off and save on your energy bills.  We’ve brought together some top tips, advice and resources to help you battle the rising costs.  Small steps can go a long way.

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How the university can help you save money – Money Week 2023

We all need to make our money stretch that bit further right now and the university is committed to offering practical support to help ease the burden. We don’t want you to miss out, so read on to find out what’s on offer

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How to get involved in National Student Money Week 2023

The need for better and sustainable budgeting has never been more apparent so help is at hand in the form of our Money Week event.

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Important information about EU Settlement scheme for EEA nationals

Are you a national of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein with Pre-Settled status in the UK? You should apply for Settled Status as soon as possible and here is why….

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Money Week is coming 6th – 12th March

After a couple of years of delivering Money Week remotely through the power of MS Teams and social media, the Student Advice team are back on the road in early March with our event of the year, Money Week. This year’s national theme is ‘Navigating the Numbers’ which ties in well with the current cost of living crisis.

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