University life can a be a period of significant financial strain and juggling money between academic, personal and social life may be a challenge.
Student Support Advisors work with students to provide practical advice on managing your money and enabling you to deal with any issues that may arise.
Our aim is to encourage students to take control of their money, before getting into difficulties. We believe that prevention is better than cure, and hope that we can help you avoid some of the pitfalls of student finance.
If you would like to make an appointment please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important: Emergency Loan Scheme and Access to Learning Fund
Please note that the emergency loan scheme and the ALF will no longer be in operation from 1 September 2014. Bath Spa University will be implementing a short term loan scheme and the BSU Access Fund.
Full information on making applications will be published at the end of August.
If you have any queries in the meantime, please contact Student Support: email@example.com
This is an interest free, short term, repayable loan (repayable within 30 days); lending students a maximum of £60 a week.
Access to Learning Fund
This a non-repayable fund, reserved for students in financial hardships. Students will need to demonstrate their financial circumstances with supporting evidence. Applications are assessed on a four weekly basis and can submitted throughout the academic year and summer vacation. For further information and a form, call into the Student Support Centre at Newton Park, or the Finance Office at Sion Hill.
NASMA (National Association of Money Advisors) has developed a free App that provides information and tools to help you in your time as a student and beyond! Follow this link to download: http://www.nasma.org.uk/Homepage/Smartphone-App/
Student Finance England
For information about your student finance entitlement and how to make an application: Student Finance England
Student Loans Company - Urgent Warning!
Please be aware that there have been reports of fraudsters sending ‘phishing’ emails to students in order to access online student accounts and change student’s bank details in order to take money.
Please note: If students give their logon and password details to anyone these people can use this information to change the bank details on the student's student support account and then all SLC grant, loan and BSU bursary payments will be re-routed to the fraudster's account and the student will receive nothing.
What to look out for:
The SLC NEVER asks students to confirm login and password details so any email that they receive asking them to confirm this information is bogus.
What to do if you receive a bogus e-mail:
The best thing to do if you receive one of these emails is to forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org The SLC will locate the bogus website and get it taken down. Therefore students can protect both themselves and other more vulnerable students by merely forwarding all phishing emails.
If students think that they have been caught by one of these attacks they must report it to the SLC immediately. Students are most likely to be targeted in the weeks leading up to a grant and loan payment date so they must be especially vigilant at this time.