The Funding and Advice Team are here to help you throughout your University journey. Whether you are thinking about studying and want to know more about funding options, or are a current student who needs help to manage your money, we offer something for everyone.
The team can help you:
You can browse through a wealth of online information at your leisure by using our web resources, where you will find everything you need to know about funding and money while studying. Use the Money, Fees and Funding section of the website as your starting point.
- If you want to find out more about the student that might be available to help you meet the cost of your studies, simply select the type of student you are and you will find the information relevant to you.
- If there is no source of student funding for you or your type of course, you can explore alternative styles of funding, such as trusts, scholarships and charitable grants by using our webpage full of hint, tips and info to help you research this area.
- If you are in receipt of benefits and want to know how becoming a student, and/or receiving student funding, impacts your entitlement to benefits, you can read our extensive Benefits webpage.
- If you are looking for information on any additional funding you may be eligible to apply for, including Discretionary Funds and Childcare Funds, visit our Discretionary and Childcare Funds webpage.
- If you need help managing your money, or simply readjusting your budget to match your new student funding income, we have a range of money management tools and resources to help you review and reassess your spending, get the best deals of essentials, and budget your money so it stretches.
You can email the team at email@example.com with any questions you might have. We aim to respond within 5 working days but can often do so much more quickly so this can be the best and quickest way to ask your questions.
We welcome email enquiries from prospective students as well as current students.
Please bear in mind that it might take us time to carefully research and respond to complex enquiries.
At peak times of year we offer a drop in service which allows current students to meet with an adviser to discuss quick questions, without having to pre-book and attend an appointment. Drop ins offer a great opportunity to get quick advice or information, but are not appropriate if you would rather discuss something in a confidential setting.
We offer these virtually through Teams and in person and you can check our availability via the Student Services Events Calendar (enrolled students only).
If you would like to see an Adviser one-to-one in a confidential setting, you can pre-book an appointment. Appointments usually last 30 minutes and offer dedicated time to discuss your situation in more detail, and in a private setting.
We may also request that you book an appointment if you have emailed us or attended a drop in, but we feel your situation would be best supported through one-to-one, confidential support.
You can pre-book an appointment through The Hub, who will be able to let you know what availability we have, and help you select a time that suits. Students can contact The Student Hub directly, either by WhatsApp or on each campus as below:
WhatsApp: 0141 848 3998
The Student Hub on campus:
Monday to Friday
- Ayr 09.30 - 16.00
- Dumfries 09.00 - 16.30
- Lanarkshire 09.00 - 16.00
- Paisley 09.00 - 17.00
Throughout the year we will run a number of different information sessions or events. You can check this out via the Student Services Events Calendar (enrolled students only).