Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

We’re ready for National Student Money Week. Are you?

    We’re dusting down the Money Tree, printing off some money personality quizzes and loading up on goodies ready to go on tour. The Money Matters information stands are your one stop shops for impartial and reliable advice on everything money related. Our team of expert Student Advisers will be on hand to answer…

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National Student Money Week 2016 is coming………

Things always drifting into the red and out of control? Help is here at hand For 2016, the theme of the week is ‘Students, Money and Mental Health’. It may sound a bit daunting, but most of us will get stressed about money at some point, and students are no exception. You may normally feel in control of…

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Full Commons debate and vote on the abolition of maintenance grants tomorrow 19th January

Have you got an opinion about the Government’s decision to abolish maintenance grants with effect from 2017? Do you want to contribute to a national debate but haven’t been given the opportunity? There will be a full Commons debate and vote on this issue tomorrow, Tuesday 19th January. The NUS are encouraging their members to vote…

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Having trouble with Southern Rail website?

Since Southern have upgraded their website, it transpires that customers looking to purchase tickets online: http://www.southernrailway.com/ need to use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox web browsers. Don’t miss out on those advance ticket bargains Student Advice Service

Money worries getting you down? Please tell us your thoughts

  This year’s National Student Money Week has a theme of ‘Students, Money and Mental Health’. The event is taking place between 8th – 12th February 2016 (more information to follow) The Student Advice Service here at Brighton will be taking part in this annual national event and as such we are supporting and promoting a national survey looking…

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Petition for a sustainable bus service in Coombe Road/Meadowview

          There is an ePetition currently being circulated regarding public transport provision in and around the Lewes Road/Coombe Road/Meadowview area. Brighton and Hove City Council is being petitioned to provide a more sustainable service to cover this route. If you wish to sign the petition, please follow this link: http://present.brighton-hove.gov.uk/mgEPetitionDisplay.aspx?id=489&TPID=15580414 Student Advice Service

Early payments of SFE funding

We understand that some students may have received their January instalment of Student Finance England funding early. Check to see if you have received a remittance notice from SFE either by text or email and check your bank balance. If you want to contact SFE over the holiday, here are their opening times: or follow them on…

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Struggling to pay for prescriptions and dental costs?

You may not be aware that you can apply for help to pay for a range of NHS treatments. The NHS runs a scheme to assist people with low incomes to pay for health care called the Low Income Scheme and many students qualify for full or partial help, depending on their personal and financial circumstances….

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Apply to the Student Support Fund now to guarantee payment before Christmas

The Student Support Fund is one of the university hardship funds. Applications are open all year round, from September – June, and the fund is open to all Home undergrad and postgrad students. EU undergrad students receiving the standard student finance package (eg migrant workers) can also apply. There is a separate fund for NHS funded…

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Free megabus tickets

Budget coach travel provider Megabus is offering 50,000 ‘free’ one-way tickets on all of its routes in England, Scotland, Wales and Europe for travel between Tue 12 Jan and Fri 12 Feb. You’ll just need to pay a 50p booking fee per transaction, not per ticket. Megabus says there are ‘free’ seats on all of its services,…

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