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Worrying about money?

Come to an Ask Kate drop in

Kate has drop in sessions every fortnight on a variety of finance related topics such as budgeting and saving money. The dates for the next sessions are available on our website. If you can’t make one of the sessions you can also ask Kate a question through our online form. You could also have a look at Kate's Money Tips Pinterest page which has a range of resources to help you manage you money.

Are you having difficulty meeting your day to day living costs?

If you are a Home student and have taken out your maximum entitlement to all funding you are eligible for, you may be eligible to apply to the Access to Learning Fund. This hardship fund can assist with day to day living costs, such as accommodation, childcare, transport, books and utilities. To apply to the Access to Learning Fund, you will need to complete an application form which can be downloaded from our Hardship Funds webpage. Please note that the funding available depends on your individual circumstances and we are unable to give any indication of the likely outcome of an application until you have submitted your form and attended an appointment with a Student Funding Adviser.

You might also find it useful to complete a budget planner or expenditure tracker to see if there are any areas of your spending where you can make savings. You can find copies of these on our Managing your Money pages. Why not also give our Budget Calculator a try to help you plan your money and track your expenditure. We have a web version or you can download the Android or Apple app.

Are your debts getting out of control?

Don't worry, there are steps you can take to help you get out of the debt trap. Take a look at our debt helpsheet for information on where to start and for contact information of organisations that offer free, impartial advice.

Still finding things tough?

The University offers a wide range of support services that can help when things aren't going as well as you would hope, both academically and personally. Visit the Student Support website for details of the help on offer and for contact information.

The Student Advice Centre at the Students' Union also provides impartial advice on a variety of issues. Visit their website at