Student Money Events

Student Finance England – Applications live for 2021/22

Full-time undergraduate students in England should apply now for their student finance.

Postgraduate and part-time undergraduate student finance applications will open in the summer.

We expect EU student tuition fee support applications to open at the end of April. These will include students with EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) pre-settled status who are only entitled to Student Finance England Tuition Fee Loan support.

All new students should apply before 21 May 2021 to get their money in time for the start of their course. Continuing students should apply before 25 June 2021.

Applications for the NHS Learning Support Fund for 2021/22

The NHSBSA Student Services team will be sending emails to continuing NHS LSF students inviting them to apply. These invitations will be sent in groups starting on 29 March 2021.

Students do not need to apply until receiving an email invitation to do so.

NHSBSA Student Services team are inviting applications in stages to allow for timely and manageable processing in time for the new academic year.

New students due to begin a course in September or October should register and apply for NHS LSF from 1 June 2021.

Student Finance England - No Phishing

Student Finance England have useful guides on identifying phishing scams and a phishing video on You Tube which may help students to not get caught!

Welcome 2020/21 - Money Saving Tips

Best Student Tips

  • Don't shop on an empty stomach
  • Eat at home - no eating out
  • Buy a water bottle
  • Use your leftovers
  • Share 'BOGOF' offers

Budgeting Workshops - by Student Money Advice

Get useful tools and guidance on money matters. Budgeting Workshops last a maximum of one hour and cover everything you need to know to manage on a limited income and budget wisely.

Please note Budgeting Workshops are not currently being offered but the planner below can be very useful.

Topics covered

  • Money management
  • Budgeting and monitoring
  • Money saving tips
  • Spending wisely
  • Income and expenses
  • Budget comparison
  • Planning a budget

This handy Budget Planner [XLSX] must be completed using Microsoft Excel. The digital version has the advantage of performing the calculations for you.

  • Please complete the Microsoft Excel Spread sheet fully
  • This digital version has the advantage of performing your calculations for you
  • Divide each full yearly income amount by 12 months for all monthly figures
  • Save and send to sma@beds.ac.uk or upload and attach to your Access to Learning Fund enquiry via SiD
  • Do not manually input figures.

Also take a look at the Student Money Advice team's Budgeting leaflet [PDF] with lots of helpful tips.

Budgeting Workshop Dates - Bedford

Please book onto the Bedford Budgeting Workshop here - No Budgeting Workshops until further notice.

Budgeting Workshop Dates - Luton

P304 accommodates 8, P204 accommodates 10 and P302 accommodates 12.

Please read this Health and Safety booklet [PPTX] before attending the Budgeting Workshop.

Please book on to the Luton Budgeting Workshop here - No Budgeting Workshops until further notice.

If all of your lectures/seminars coincide with the Budgeting Workshop dates, then please email studentmoney@beds.ac.uk to request a one to one Budgeting Session.*

*To email either click on the link, which should generate an email, or alternatively please copy the email address and paste into a blank email.

Please state the times you are available. You will then be contacted to arrange a one to one Budgeting Session.

address

Luton campus & other campuses
Level 2, Campus Centre
Luton campus
LU1 3JU

24/7 SiD Online (student login)

email

Student Information Desk
sid@beds.ac.uk

telephone

Student Information Desk (SiD)

0300 300 0042

Our phone lines are open:

  • Monday - Thursday
    9:00 – 17:00
  • Friday
    9:00 – 16.30

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