Money and Advice
The Money and Advice team is based in the Rose Bowl administers the Hardship Funds, Short Term Loans and US/Canadian loans.
The Money Advice team provides confidential specialist advice to current and prospective students on issues including student funding, benefit entitlement, budgeting and debt.
If you are thinking of changing course, withdrawing or taking time out from your study the team can help you understand the financial implications of this.
Call the Money Advice Line (Open during term time between Monday - Friday, 10-12) on 0113 812 5593. (Over the summer period the phone line is usually open on Monday and Thursday between 10 and 12)
Calls to the advice line generally last up to 15 minutes and you can arrange a face-to-face appointment with an adviser if needed.
What students say about the Student Money Advice Service:
- "Reassuring and put me at ease"
- "Helped support me to appeal a Student Finance decision"
- "Did not judge me and offered guidance and reassurance"
- "Clearly explained my options and emailed a detailed letter with links - very useful"
- "The best advice I ever had"
- "I was very happy with the service I received"
The Team: Andy Withey (Money Advice Manager) Mobina Begum and John Tate (Advisers)
- Funding for full-time students
- Funding for part-time students
- Funding for Distance Learners
- Funding for EU Students
- Postgraduate Funding
- Benefits and Tax Credits
- Changing or leaving your course
- Previous Study
- Budgeting Tools and Tips
The Money Support Team is responsible for administering funds that provide additional financial support for students.
Please ask at the Student Hub in the first instance.
We deal with applications for financial assistance from the Hardship Funds and other discretionary funding initiatives such as the Accommodation Deposit Scheme which is available to new full time Home students who are staying in University accommodation and Short Term Loans . We also approve US Direct Loans, Veteran Affairs (GI Funding) and Private Loans for US Students.
We are available to answer questions relating to the funds and also general questions about statutory funding such as student loans. Students experiencing problems with debts and issues regarding benefits, funding or would like help budgeting need to contact Money Advice.
The Team: Anne Leavy, Michelle Simpson, Ben Greaves and Robert Kasadha.
You can contact the Money Support Service on 0113 8126701.
Address: Rose Bowl, Room 148, Portland Crescent, LS1 3HB
What students have said about the Money Support service:
"you've been incredibly helpful with your fast and detailed responses, guiding me through this process, which I've really appreciated"
"Thank you very much ! Didn't know anything like this was available from the Uni. You have taken a load of my mind and I'm am very grateful"
"Thank you for your time and effort for this . It is really appreciated...which takes the pressure off"
"Thank you, you have been most kind and patient"