Credit Explained: an unbiased, independent guide to all types of
**new** The Money Advice Service
guide to managing money as a student
- free, anonymous online tool from
Step Change (new name for
the Consumer Credit Counselling Service)
Loan Survival Guide if you have taken out a payday (short
term/high interest) loan and are struggling to repay. If you are
thinking about taking out a payday loan come and
to us first about your options.
If you are already in serious financial difficulty donít wait any
longer, contact Student Support.
If you would like advice about consumer rights
please contact the
Students' Union Advice Centre.
If you are working or looking for a part-time
job see our online information about
working while studying.
There is a variety of online resources and
self-help guides for money management and debt advice. For
specialist advice or referrals contact
Student Support. If you are being harassed or threatened
by creditors, talk to a specialist adviser as soon as possible.
When assessing your financial situation look
Try a grants search at
use keyword 'higher education' then narrow your search by filling in
other information about yourself.
Money management section of the Citizens' Advice Bureau website
contains information on how to deal with debt and money problems.
Moneysteps is an online interactive tool for debt advice.
Credit Action website has a
variety of resources including its
Student money manual,
money-saving ideas and a
Money Advice Service website has lots of interactive tools and
information specific to students.
the Student is a student run website that offers lots of tips on
student living. They have produced a free e-book that includes
budgeting, student finance and funding, student banking,
understanding debt and lots of money saving tips and tricks.
Specialist money advisers are available from
organizations such as the
National Debtline and Step
Change (this used to be called the
Consumer Credit Counselling Service). Beware of companies and
registered charities that offer to buy, consolidate, or write off
any of your debts.