Student Advice Service – Money Matters

News from the Student Advice Service at the University of Brighton

3 Tips to help you save on your travel costs

This is a guest blog written by Brighton based student Stephanie who was voted by fellow students as best top tips winner Money Week 2023

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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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How far can you go for £2?

Most bus companies throughout England have capped single fares at £2 until the end of March 2023. This is part of a government incentive to encourage more people to use the bus and support households during these challenging times.

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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Student Oyster photocard information for students currently living in London

Are you a full-time student living in a London borough during term-time? Do you want 30% off travel cards in London? If you have decided to live at home in London during these unusual times, and travel regularly around the capital,  you may be eligible for an 18+ Student Oyster photocard valid for up to…

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16-25 railcard for mature students

Did you know that as a full time student over the age of 25, you can still qualify for a 16 – 25 railcard? Your interrailing days may be over and we may not have the freedom right now to go and explore all the places accessible by rail, but for those of you who…

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Travel cheap, buy in advance

One of our most popular questions at this time of year is “what’s the cheapest way to get to uni?” It’s a very good question and if you read on, you’ll hopefully find some useful information……. Trains If you get a 16-25 Railcard you can get 33% off rail fares. A one year railcard costs £30…

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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: need to use Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox web browsers. Don’t miss out on those advance ticket bargains Student Advice Service


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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Christmas travel on public transport

  Looking to travel further afield over the festive break? Don’t get caught up in the panic, plan your journey and try to get your tickets in advance. Make sure you get the most up to date travel information as there are limited rail, bus and coach services nationally and locally. Here are a couple…

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