The University’s Money Advice Team can offer guidance on budgeting, accessing charities and trust funds, help with energy bills, advice on making your money go further, boosting your income or avoiding debt.
If you’re struggling with finances, you may be able to apply for the Access to Learning Fund, a grant administered by the University of Worcester to help eligible students who are experiencing financial difficulties. For more information on eligibility or how to apply, please visit the Access to Learning Fund information pages.
Don’t forget to take a look at the other useful resources on the Money Advice webpages and of course, you can book an appointment with the Money Advice Team by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel 01905 542551 or pop in and see us and we’ll get you booked in.
The Worcester Students Union have published some tips on their Cost of Living webpages and you can also access support from one of the Help & Advice Service Advisors by completing this brief enquiry form.
Keep an eye out for Money Saving tips – you may be able to grab yourself a bargain with a student discount so make sure you’ve applied for your TOTUM card
Reducing waste is another great way of reducing costs and helping to save the planet at the same time; what’s not to love? There are some great hints and tips on this hubbub blog about how to reduce waste in student halls, from recipe and shopping ideas to zero waste in the kitchen. Look out for local zero waste shops where you can buy just the amount of stuff you need; nothing goes to waste, and you can reuse your own packaging.
We understand that you may be feeling worried or anxious as the cost-of-living changes and this can make you feel upset or low. If you feel your mental health is being affected, the University’s Counselling & Mental Health Service can help. Book your own STAR appointment via the Counselling & Mental Health webpages, during the appointment you can discuss what the current issue is, what you’d like to be different and come up with a plan on how to tackle it. The team members are all professionally trained and accredited, and work in safe, confidential offices. Check out the useful resources from MentalHealthandMoneyAdvice.org