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Funding a Master’s degree 09/06/2023

Some helpful advice about master's study at Queen Mary:

Funding a Master’s degree Are you considering a Master’s on completion of your undergraduate degree? If so, it’s time to apply for your Master’s Loan. To help you make the transition to postgraduate study, why not read our&…

Let’s celebrate Carers Week! 05/06/2023

This week is Carers Week. Read on to find out more!

Let’s celebrate Carers Week! Carers Week is an annual event, this year falling June 5-11. The theme is ‘Recognising and supporting carers in the community.’ A carer is anyone who looks after a family member such as…

Summer finance sorted! 30/05/2023

Money advice for summer and beyond:

Summer finance sorted! The academic year is almost over, but for lots of students, in common with the general population, there’s no end to worrying about money. That’s why it’s important to take a moment to consider you…

#ToHelpMyAnxiety – Mental Health Awareness Week 2023 16/05/2023

This Mental Health Awareness Week, read our blog which explores this year's theme of anxiety

#ToHelpMyAnxiety – Mental Health Awareness Week 2023 This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, an annual event led by the Mental Health Foundation. The theme this year is anxiety. It was chosen to: ‘kickstart a nationwide conversation, encouraging p…

Exams, ECs and Interrupting – some practical advice 11/05/2023

Exams, ECs and Interrupting - some useful advice:

Exams, ECs and Interrupting – some practical advice This post contains helpful information for all students: home and international, undergraduate and postgraduate. Where relevant, we have provided links to online guidance which sets out further hel…

Taking care of your emotional and mental wellbeing during the exam period 02/05/2023

As we near the start of the exam period, you may find it helpful to have a read of our blog post: Taking care of your emotional and mental wellbeing during the exam period.

Taking care of your emotional and mental wellbeing during the exam period The exam period can be a stressful and intense time. It is understandable to find it difficult to manage, to feel a range of emotions and/or an impact on our emotional and mental health. We are re-…

Funding and fee status advice for Ukrainian students 26/04/2023

Are you a Ukrainian undergraduate or postgraduate student? Here's some advice about student finance and fee status:

Funding and fee status advice for Ukrainian students UK Government Student FinanceThe UK government has extended access to Student Finance (maintenance and tuition fee support) from 1 August 2022 for those who are granted permission to stay in the UK…

Managing exam stress 24/04/2023

As you start preparing for the upcoming exam period, have a read of our blog on Managing Exam Stress.

Managing exam stress Many of you will now be preparing for upcoming exams and so we are re-publishing this post to support you in managing exam stress. You might have already come across lots of helpful tips on how to …

Cost of Living Campaign 07/04/2023

Another chance to make your voice heard! Sign the NUS petition to vote for increased student finance, free transport for students, a rise in Apprentice wages and more!

Cost of Living Campaign Sign up and call on the UK government to develop a tailored cost of living support package for students!

Interrupting studies 06/04/2023

Do you need advice about interrupting studies? Take a look at our blog:

Interrupting studies This blog is for undergraduates and postgraduates who pay the ‘home’ rate of tuition fees. International students should refer to Advice and Counselling’s ‘Changes to your p…

Domestic violence and the new alert system 05/04/2023

The new emergency alert system. Read our blog for important advice:

Domestic violence and the new alert system What is the new phone alert? The government is introducing a new mobile phone system which will alert everyone to an emergency such as severe flooding. It is due to be tested nationwide on Sunday 2…

Focus on Fraud: letting someone else use your bank account 20/03/2023

Has anyone ever asked to use your bank account? Our latest blog explains the dangers of becoming a money mule:

Focus on Fraud: letting someone else use your bank account What’s a money mule? You might not realise it, but by giving someone else access to your bank account, you might be committing a crime, especially if you are offered a financial incentive for doing…

Spring clean your finances! 16/03/2023

Now that spring has sprung, take a moment to spring clean your finances. Our blog explains how:

Spring clean your finances! Spring has sprung! After a challenging winter for many of us, the prospect of lighter, brighter days ahead is a welcome boost to our wellbeing. What better time to spring clean your finances.&…

2023 to 2024: It’s time to apply for student finance 03/03/2023

Not sure about SFE application deadlines or when you can apply for your postgraduate loan? Check out SFE's 'Everything you need to know' guidance for answers to common questions:

2023 to 2024: It’s time to apply for student finance Going to uni or college in 2023 to 2024?

Student Finance for 2023/24 03/03/2023

Full steam ahead to 2023/24! Apply now for next year's undergraduate student finance. Our blog post explains more:

Student Finance for 2023/24 Did you know it’s already time to apply for your undergraduate Student Finance for next year? This post looks at some common queries which crop up at this time of year. As stated in SFE’s campaign …


Don't rely on estimates for bills! Only pay for what you use. Use -uk's guide to reading your meter: nsmw23

Understanding your payslip | MoneyHelper 01/03/2023

Working part-time? Make sure you're getting the correct income. Check your payslip and tax code:

Understanding your payslip | MoneyHelper Whether it’s your first payslip or if you’ve been working for years, it’s still important to know how your pay is worked out. Your payslip contains important information, including your payroll number, your gross and net pay, and normally your tax code. It’s important to understand your pays...


Did you know we publish a weekly blog all about money? We cover topics such as hardship funding, budgeting, cost of living support from Queen Mary, council tax, scams and lots more! Why not take a look?

What is breathing space? 01/03/2023

Do you owe money for rent, utilities or to other creditors? Did you know 'Breathing Space' is a new scheme which offers you extra time to pay what you owe and pause additional charges or demands for payment. There is a standard scheme and a mental health crisis scheme. See Money and Mental Health's guidance for more details:

What is breathing space? Breathing space is a free Government-backed scheme allowing individuals time to get debt advice to help relieve the stress caused by debt.


Check out Action Fraud's advice about fake text messages

Ever received a text message that you weren't quite sure about? Maybe it asked you to "verify" your personal or financial details?

You can report suspicious text messages by forwarding them to 7726.


Save on heating and hot water by making use of free spaces like the library and communal areas with kettles and charging points


Cost of living support is available at QM. Freebies include water, showers, sanitary products and a food pantry. There are also hardship fund awards and lots more! Have a look at what the university is offering to help you navigate the numbers:


Can you navigate the numbers for baking a potato? Research shows 10 minutes in the microwave costs 5p, 10 minutes in an air fryer costs 26p and 90 minutes in the oven costs a whopping £1.02. Once a week the savings add up: £2.60, £13.52 or a whopping £53.04!


Welcome to National Student Money Week . Each day we'll be sharing some great advice and tips to help you navigate the numbers. Why not check in with us throughout the week to find out how you can cope with the cost of living!

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