Funding advice drop-in sessions

If you have general questions about funding your studies, or want to get some budgeting advice, you can talk to a member of the Funding, Graduation and Awards team at one of our weekly drop-in sessions. You don't need to book these in advance – simply come along.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak we will not be able to offer face-to-face funding advice at this time. If you need funding advice, please email us at

Who should attend a drop-in session?

A drop-in session is for you if:

  • You are experiencing financial difficulties or are concerned about your financial situation.
  • You have questions about University awards and scholarships.
  • You are planning to apply for another degree and are unsure how to fund your studies.
  • You need information about Student Loans from the Student Loans Company.
  • You have any other queries relating to funding your studies.

Please note that we are only able to advise on matters relating to student funding, scholarships and support provided by the University for students experiencing financial hardship. We can not discuss financial products or private loans. If your query concerns tuition or accommodation fees, please contact the Student Fees Office.

What if I am unable to attend a drop-in session?

We provide a host of information on our webpages. We also run virtual funding advice sessions for prospective postgraduate students through the Postgraduate Virtual Open Days website.  

What if I want to speak in private?

All queries will normally be handled in an open area. If you wish to speak in private, please let a member of the Funding, Graduation and Awards Team know so that they can find a suitable quiet space in which to have a chat.

If you want to discuss something in private outside of the set drop-in hours, then please talk to your Welfare Tutor/Officer to ask for a referral, or you can book in for a one-to-one funding advice session at the Aston Webb Student Hub. 


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