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Student Funding Links and Resources

ARC Directory to all useful student funding links and resources. Links to information for undergraduate, postgraduate, student parents, students with disabilities, repeating, suspending, EU, NHS and Social Work students.


EU Students and Student Support

A guide to UK tuition fees for EU students

The Student Room- EU Students Zone

UK Government advice on student finance- EU students section


Are you in financial emergency?

Download our guide to sources of  hardship funding



University Hardship Fund (UHF)

University  administers a non-repayable discretionary fund which gives students facing acute and unexpected financial  hardship extra support to access and remain in higher education. More specifically the fund can be used to:

  • meet specific course and living costs which are not already met from other sources
  • assist if students are in financial hardship
  • provide emergency payments for unexpected financial crises
  • help students who may be considering giving up their course because of financial problems

A full guide to UHF can be found here


Best student bank accounts

Save the Student have just updated their table of the best student bank accounts for 2017, which uniquely factors in student satisfaction scores based on their own survey.


Money and Mental Health

MIND has produced a fantastic online resource. They say: "Personal finances and mental health often have a strong impact on each other. If you are struggling to keep control of your money, you may find that your mental health is affected. Likewise, if you find that you cannot cope with your feelings or behaviour, you may find that you get into financial difficulties."


Credit Union

Download our Guide to Credit Unions and find out more about Hillingdon Credit Union 


Compelling Personal Reasons

Download our Guide to Compelling Personal Reasons - This document summarises what you will need to do to submit a request to Student Finance England to have your previous study disregarded on the grounds of compelling personal reasons, OR to keep receiving funding whilst you are not in attendance.


Change of Plan?

Thinking about taking a break from your studies or repeating a year and worried about the impact on your student funding? Please read our Change of Plan Guide


Student Parents

BrightsideUNIAID Trust have launched a new website to help students with children prepare for university life. This project has developed as a result of the research into the experiences of student parents 'Meet the Parents' - the first UK-wide research into the experience of this student group. The studentparents.org website is a practical response to this, developed by a consortium of organisations, led by education charity BrightsideUNIAID and funded by the Nuffield Foundation.

Studentparents.org provides a range of online information and tools including; a jargon buster to provide clear information about student support, a budget calculator with information about financial support and tools, tips on preparing for higher education, including time management, childcare options and study skills, and case studies from students already balancing higher education with parenthood.


Local Childcare

Please visit University's Directory of Childcare Information  for information on local childcare nurseries offering discounted rates to Brunel Staff and Students


Funding for Student Parents

Childcare Grant - The Student Room

Childcare Grant- full guide



Disabled Students' Allowance (DSA)

If you have a disability, ongoing health condition, mental health condition or learning difficulty, you may well be entitled to receive DSA.

Visit Your DSA pages for more information


Postgraduate Students

Postgraduate Loans -government provides a loan for postgraduate Masters study. You can find more information here.

SLC has created two films to explain the Postgraduate Master’s Loan and the new Postgraduate Doctoral Loan to students thinking about starting either of these course types.

Both films explain what’s available and how it’s repaid.

Postgraduate Doctoral – https://youtu.be/n9mO-RpLNTE

Postgraduate Master’s film – https://youtu.be/bJr1SjwKneI


PostgraduateFunding.com, is a comprehensive database of grants available to postgraduate students from all over the world.

Find A Masters website provides a set of excellent guides to Masters and PhD funding in UK and abroad. You can also apply for a Scholarship worth £5,000

Future Finance -private loan provider for undergraduate and postgraduate students in UK

Career Development Loans - commecrcial bank loans for educations, with lower interest rates than a standard loan.

Funding for Teaching - information on funding and bursaries directly from the Department for Education.



Student finance AFTER your graduation


Student Loan repayment flowchart

What happens with my student loan if I go abroad?

Money Saving Experts's new guide analyses why many risk LOSING £1,000s, when to overpay, the real impact on getting a mortgage, who pays if you don't repay, and more. Read Martin Lewis's must-read guide to student loans






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