Finance Advice

We know that balancing your finances whilst at uni can be challenging. However, we’re here to help with any financial worries you might have!

If you're worried about budgeting, you may find the University's budgeting resources useful. Alternatively, this budgeting planner helpfully lets you add in your own incomings and outgoings.

Here at the Advice Service, we can offer advice and support on a range of money matters, including Student Finance, access to funding, financial worries and hardship, banking issues, government benefits and consumer problems. If you’re struggling with debt, we can also support you to access specialist advice.

Lots of students work part-time alongside their studies to boost their income. Gaining work experience from a part time job also really helps with your CV. If you’re interested in looking for work, check out the SU’s JobShop! Job opportunities are also regularly listed on the Students' Union website and at the University's Careers Service.

The SU offers an emergency loan of up to £100, which you can access through the Advice Service . If you want to take out one of these loans, get in touch with one of our advisors, who can help you through the process. We don’t currently offer the emergency loan service during drop in sessions so it’s usually best to e-mail or telephone to book an appointment in advance.

Some students may be eligible for the Living Cost Support Fund. This fund is run by the University and is there to give financial support to students who are struggling to cover all their essential living costs. If you’re interested in applying to the Fund, our advisors are here to help. We can answer questions on your eligibility and provide practical support with the application process.

To read more about the Living Cost Support Fund and the eligibility criteria, click here. You can apply to the Living Cost Support Fund online through your MyManchester account.

What Can We Do?

  • Provide a confidential space for you to talk about money worries.
  • Advise and support you if you think you may have been a victim of a scam.
  • Discuss your options for additional funding.
  • Help you with any problems with Student Finance, including proving changes in personal circumstances and supporting you with appeals and complaints.
  • Help you apply for the Living Cost Support Fund.
  • Discuss your options if you are struggling to balance home life and your studies.
  • Support you in a financial emergency.
  • Provide advice on international and postgraduate funding.
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