National Student Money Week

It is National Student Money Week between Monday 17 - 23 February.

Are you eligible to receive additional funding? Do you get to the end of term and run out of money or have to cut back? Would you like to increase the amount of money you have to spend?

If the answer is yes to any of the questions above, National Student Money Week 2020 is here to help you.

The Student Advice Centre, Financial Support Team and Student Jobshop are working together to help you to get all of the support you need to balance the books and make the most of your time at university.

During Money Week they will be in and around the Students’ Union giving you the opportunity to come and do a quick check of your finances and find out about the support available to you.

There are loads of prizes being given away too. Come to the SU plaza on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday lunchtime and swap a money saving tip for a prize. You can pop along to the Student Advice Centre all week too to be in with a chance of winning a shopping basket full of food!

If you can’t make it down to the Union have a read below of how they can help you manage your money or get in touch if you want to find out more.

The Student Advice Centre

Money advisers in the Student Advice Centre can make sure you’re getting all the funding and benefits which you are entitled to and help you to budget to make the most of your money.

You can book a meeting with one of the advisers or use their website for further information.

The Financial Support Team

If you’re facing financial difficulties because of unexpected costs you could be eligible to receive a non-repayable grant from the University to help you get back on track. All registered students are eligible to apply via the online application form.

The Financial Support Team also created the University’s Money Planner. The Money Planner is an online budgeting tool that will allow you to create a budget and take back control of your finances.

The Student Jobshop

As well as managing what you spend, you could also boost your income through part-time work. This is a great way to earn money and the team in the Student Jobshop can provide support to find the right opportunity for you. The Student Jobshop works with local employers, on and off campus, to find paid part-time jobs across a range of sectors. All vacancies are advertised via Career Connect (via your MUSE profile) but you can drop in to the Student Jobshop, Level 3 - Students’ Union, for support around part-time work at any time.