Financial Support staff are available to offer advice and information on all aspects of student finance including university scholarships and bursaries and Government student loans. Students may apply for support funds such as the Access to Learning Fund through these offices:
Tel: 0800 40 50 10
Wales – 0845 602 8845
Scotland - 0131 476 8212
Student support branch of the Department for Education & Learning
Northern Ireland - 028 9025 7710
Non-UK, EU Students - 01325 391199
The UK Council for International Student Affairs provides detailed information on welfare benefits, tax credits and other sources of financial support for international students on the UKCISA Website
Sources of Funding for International Students
Education UK : You can search for scholarships on this database by subject, level of course, type of award and your country of residence.
Student Cashpoint : Covers student grants, loans, bursaries, scholarships and award. The funding search and grant alerts options are particularly helpful.
Turn2Us : Database of educational grants along with advice on benefits.
Know UK : Amongst many other sources of information, the database contains The Educational Grants Directory and A Guide to Grants for Individuals in Need.
Student Money Scholarship Search : Searchable database for scholarships for undergraduate scholarships and grants offered to academic institutions, commercial organisations and charitable trusts.
Institute for Animal Health (postgraduate and research initiatives).
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) (postgraduate and research initiatives).
Family-Action : Large programme of educational grants to both UK and international students
Professionals Aid Council : Small grants to veterinary students in the final two years of their course
Richard Stapley Educational Grant: Grants are awarded for one year only
Richard Reeve's Foundation: Grants to students with a connection to Camden, Islington and the City
DirectGov : For those studying veterinary science as a second degree
www.adviceguide.org.uk Online information about many subjects, including debt management.
Good Debt, Bad Debt (You Tube film)
The Demotivator (stops you spending)
Credit Action Home Page– Credit Action offer a range of resources, tools and training to help everyone handle their money well and also to help others to do so.
Download the charity Credit Action's Budget Builder– an online interactive budgeting tool that allows you to manage your income and expenditure.
Moneymanuals – a range of downloadable manuals covering topics such as Dealing with Debt, Redundancy, Savings & Investments, Students – and even one which helps you think about money!
MoneyBasics home page – a range of calculators, advice guides, downloads, case studies etc to help you handle your money. A very large range of resources here written in clear English.
MoneyBasics spendometer – a downloadable application for mobile phones which helps you keep track of your expenditure.
TheSite.org home page – this is a brilliant support site for young adults across a wide range of topics.
See their Manage your money well page.
We are very grateful for much of the material on these student finance pages www.money4medstudents.org.
Onecompare (mobile phones) – onecompare home page
Broadband.co.uk (broadband deals for the UK) – broadband.co.uk home page
Cheap phone cards – bestvaluecard.com home page
Skype – Skype home page
Sell student stuff – Sell student stuff home page
Student book auction – www.studentbooks.co.uk
Amazon UK – www.amazon.co.uk
eBay UK – www.ebay.co.uk
National Express – National Express
National Rail – National Rail
The Trainline (cheap tickets) – Trainline
Megabus – Megabus website
Transport for London
Social Development Website
Download form HC 1 (apply for help with health and health travel related costs)
Northern Ireland Central Services Agency
www.studentbeans.com - new self-styled online provider of deals and discounts for students. Sign up for an account and print off personalised discount vouchers for entertainment, dining out and more.
www.vouchercodes.co.uk - free voucher codes and exclusive discounts.
www.stuwd.com - a free student only service that sends subscribers twice-weekly offers via text message.
The National Union of Students Extra card offers students cut-price dining deals, Virgin Experience Days and many discounts abroad - check out the offers online to make sure you'll use them before you buy a card!
An International Student Identity Card will get you discounts on everything from theme park admission to gym memberships and cinema ticket to paintballing! It's also valid abroad and incorporates proof of age. Get either an NUS or an ISCI card and make a point of asking about student discounts wherever you go. You'd be surprised at the number of places that offer unadvertised discounts - if you don't ask, you won't get!
www.studentfreestuff.com - a collection of 'free' deals for students with some time to mess about on the net - some require sign-ups, taking surveys and so on.
www.freeguestlist.co.uk - a free service enabling you to queue jump and/or get into clubs for free in London - perfect for birthdays. Stop getting caught out by extortionate entry charges!
www.lastminute.com - possibly the most famous site on the web for eleventh hour deals - perfect for students.
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