Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

Targeted funding for postgraduate students

John Donges via Compfight If you are currently enrolled on a postgraduate course and you are in need of some additional funding, you may be eligible to apply for the university’s Student Support Fund The fund remains open for postgraduates until Friday 26th June 2015. For further information and details on how to apply, please…

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Apply to the hardship funds by 12th June

      Are you having financial problems? Are your money worries stressing you out?   Could a bit of extra cash help you out of a sticky situation? Do you want some financial advice or need help with your funding application for next year? You should contact the Student Advice Service without delay. The university…

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Have you applied for everything you’re entitled to this year?

     There is still time to apply for government funds this year If your academic year started in September 2014 you have until 31st May 2015 to submit an application online. As long as you have registered online by this date your application can be considered for a Tuition Fee Loan, Maintenance Loan,…

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Did you get a Discretionary Fund award last year?

We have received a number of enquiries from students asking about Discretionary Fund payments. Unfortunately there is no Discretionary Fund this year, but if you are a continuing Home undergraduate or postgraduate student you can apply for the Student Support Fund (the hardship fund) which is still open to continuing students for this academic year…

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Have you got an opinion on spending habits and use of payday loans?

If so, we want to hear from you   Brighton and Bournemouth universities are currently researching the use of payday loans from a student angle, and we are looking for students who are willing to share their experiences with us.     We try to keep up to date with national trends, but the intention of this…

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Deadline for final year/PGCE applications to the hardship fund is Friday 8th May 2015

Images Money via Compfight   If you are a final year or full time ‘Home’ PGCE student in need of some additional money, you may be eligible to apply for the Student Support Fund. This is the university hardship fund for UK students and final years are a priority group, particularly those who may have…

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Research into the student experience of payday loans

Mark via Compfight   The Student Advice Service is currently undertaking some research into the use of payday loans from a student angle, and we are looking for students to share their experiences whether disclosing their identity or remaining completely anonymous. We try to keep up to date with national trends, but the intention of…

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New term, new funding, same old scam

Does the following email look familiar? ——– Original message ——– From: Student Loan Company Date: 22/04/2015 18:22 (GMT+00:00) To: Subject: Your student loan information Dear student, To ensure your future payments are not delayed, your are required to update your account due to a recent update in our database. To update your account, follow…

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New employment opportunity for a Student Residential Advisor

The university is launching a new scheme to offer more support to students living in halls         We are looking for 10 Student Residential Advisors to live and provide support to new students at Varley Park next academic year. Would you like to: • volunteer? • like to live in halls again? • develop effective communication skills?…

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Reapply now for your funding for next year

Are you continuing with your undergraduate study next year? Many students don’t realise they have to apply for their funding each year of the course. Reapply now for your 2015/16 funding to ensure your student finance is in place for the start of next academic year. If you have got any money questions, come and…

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