Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

Student support package for summer ceremonies

Are you due to attend a graduation ceremony this summer but are concerned about the cost of the event? We are able to offer support to 40 graduands for the summer 2022 ceremonies in the form of the following package: free gown and cap hire two free guest tickets basic photography package. Priority will be…

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Call to action – check your entitlement for 21/22 and apply for 22/23 funding

Continuing with your studies in 2022/23? Let’s talk funding. You might not be aware, but if you’re an undergraduate student (or studying on a course that attracts the undergraduate funding package) you need to re-apply for your tuition fee and maintenance loans each year of study. This is the case whether you’re progressing onto the…

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Important deadline for hardship fund applications

Are you a home final year undergraduate student or enrolled on a full time PGCE course? Have you been thinking about applying for the Student Support Fund? The closing date for final year undergraduate and PGCE students is Friday 6th May. This means that you need to complete the online application form and submit all…

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Financial support and budgeting advice

Many undergraduate students will be heading towards the end of term this Friday 8th April and you will probably be aware that the next instalment of Student Finance is not due to be paid until early May. We know that this is will be a worry for some students, so we want to remind you…

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Low cost, sustainable, local food market for young people aged 16 – 25

Great news! YMCA Youth Advice Centre (YMCA YAC) Brighton have opened a sustainable social grocery store for anyone aged 16-25, living in the Brighton and Hove area. It’s a one-stop shop where you’ll find a range of healthy, low-cost foods and shopping products made up from high quality surplus or donated supplies. YMCA YAC are…

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Money Week day 5 – how to reduce the cost of your bills at home before the energy cap is lifted

Household energy costs are set to increase which is a huge concern to many of us right now. The government has announced a series of measures to help households cope with the increase. Refer to your energy supplier website for information on how to access any grants and discounts on offer and speak to them…

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Money Week day 4 – how to get out and about for less

One of the biggest expenses after rent is travel, although of course this depends on how far away you live from campus, and how often you travel home to visit family.  There could be a few ways you could reduce your spending on travel, so this blogs offers some suggestions which may help. Bus travel…

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Money Week day 3 – what is sustainable fashion?

The three R’s of sustainability, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, can be easily applied to fashion with the results not only impacting positively on the environment but also your wallet. Reduce Slow fashion You will be familiar with the term ‘fast fashion’ – cheap, accessible, on-trend clothes sourced through mass market chains such Primark, Zara, Mango. This…

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Money Week day 2 – how to rethink the weekly shop

It’s hard to miss the prominence of environmental and sustainability issues in the media in recent years. On a global scale we’re being encouraged to make small changes to our lifestyles in order to help maintain a healthier planet. But does living a more ‘sustainable’ lifestyle mean your standard of living has to go down?…

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Money Week day 1 – cooking and eating well on a tight budget

Welcome to Money Week! To kickstart our week-long campaign of positive money messages, today’s blogs is all about cooking well on a budget, so we have some delicious easy and affordable recipes which we have been tried and tested by the Student Advice team. The weekly shop can be financially draining and daunting especially if…

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