Talk Money Week
Worried about money? This week isTalk Money Week! Learn how to take control of your money and stress less. Come and have a chat with a Welfare Adviser in The Nest on Thursday 21 November from 12-1pm, or Ground Café on Friday 22 November from 12.30-1.30pm, to find out about budget planning, increasing your income, and money saving ideas.
Planning your income and spending for the year will mean you are more in control of your money and less likely to worry about it. If you’ve never planned a budget, now is the time to start! See how easy it is on our Budgeting webpage. You can watch a short animation about the benefits of budgeting, and personalise one of our spreadsheets to work out your own budget. Contact a Welfare Adviser for help with this if you would like.
Do you need extra money for your living costs?
The University Financial Assistance Fund considers applications from students in financial hardship. Awards made by the fund are normally grants, so you don’t need to pay this money back. You can apply online. If you need advice about applying, contact a Welfare Adviser.
Part time work
Are you looking to do some part-time work to increase your income, as well as to gain useful skills and work experience? The Advice and Counselling Service and the Careers & Enterprise Centre have written a guide to Part-time work which explains:
- how to find work
- how much you might earn
- income tax and national insurance
- the rules for working for international students
Are you getting the best value for your money?
In all areas of your spending (for example food shopping, books, travel costs, mobile phone and household bills) it is important to make sure that you get the best value for your money. Could you get the same thing cheaper elsewhere? Read the money saving ideas on our budgeting web page and save £££££’s!
Do you need further advice?
One to one money advice is available to all Queen Mary students from experienced Welfare Advisers in the Advice and Counselling Service. The service is confidential and free.
We have same-day appointments every weekday in term-time, subject to availability. Registration starts at 1.30pm. If you would prefer to book an appointment or ask for advice on email you can -
- email us via our website www.welfare.qmul.ac.uk
- call us on 020 7882 8717
- visit our Reception on the ground floor of the Geography building, Mile End campus
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