Further advice and support
The Funding team are always keen to hear from any students who would like money advice, information or who are seeking additional financial support. We have lots of information available on the University of Essex Money webpages and you can contact us at email@example.com
There are various funds open to students including the Hardship fund, Care Experience Bursary and DSA Laptop support fund. The applications are to be completed via Blackbullion and guidance notes are available to students online and we encourage everyone to have a look at the support we have available.
The Money Charity is also providing the Student Money Manual (.pdf). This helpful tool gives students useful information on student finance and managing their money at university.
We really hope that you enjoy and get a lot out of the National Student Money Week activities and resources.
If you have any questions or would like advice about potential additional financial support, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.
Here at Essex we offer plenty of money advice, guidance and support that you can access at any time with the help from our support teams across the University.
Money during and after your studies
Check out our webpages and top tips to help you manage your money throughout your studies and beyond.
Everyone has mental health – sometimes good, sometimes not so good and when it comes to finances, they can cause some real anxieties and worries.
If you're experiencing distressing thoughts and feelings, there is help available at the University, take a look at the support you can access.
Check out the Careers Services Blog which covers the world of online recruitment and how we can no longer rely on CVs alone.
Also join Steve and Caroline on Episode 7 of the Careers Services Podcast where they discuss the benefits of getting part-time work. Yes, money is one of them! However there are more that might not be immediately obvious.
External agencies support
External agencies also share useful resources that may help with your financial planning whilst at university. It is worth giving these a read throughout the week:
- UCAS detail ten things you need to know about saving money whilst at university – from managing an overdraft, making the most of student deals to checking if you’re covered by your parents’ home insurance - these savvy tips will help you save money if you are living away from home.
- Save the Student share a comprehensive list of 83 practical ways to save money as a student, showing how easy it is to get discounts and freebies when you know where to look.
- The Money Saving Expert is always a good website to check for all your finance needs. This article gives advice on how to financially prepare before you go to university.
- Read the new edition of Student Money Matters magazine with lots of tips to help you stay finance savvy.