Funding advice clinics

If you are a current University of Birmingham student and 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 virtual funding advice clinics.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak we are providing our funding advice sessions online. You can book a private consultation with a member of the Funding, Graduation and Awards team using our online form. Appointments are available between 2pm and 4pm Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays outside of University vacation periods. Each appointment is booked as a 30-minute slot.

Who should book a virtual appointment?

A virtual funding advice session is for you if:

  • You are experiencing financial difficulties or are concerned about your financial situation;
  • 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 need help with making an application to the Student Support Fund;
  • You have any other queries relating to funding your studies and have not been able to find the answer online.

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

What if I am unable to attend during clinic hours?

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.  

If you need to discuss something in private outside of the set clinic hours, then please talk to your Welfare Tutor/Officer to ask for a referral.

How do I cancel my appointment?

If you no longer need the appointment, please cancel your booking by emailing us at fga@contacts.bham.ac.uk.

National Student Money Week (NSMW)

National Student Money Week (NSMW) is coming to the University of Birmingham on 22nd February 2021. NSMW is an annual national event for which Universities come together to provide free money advice. It’s all about empowering students to take charge of their finances.

This year’s campaign is about expecting the unexpectedsaving money for a rainy day, and we have a schedule of activities that will help you maintain your finances, whatever the weather may bring. You can read more about each of the virtual activities taking place this NSMW and sign up to any (or all!) of the events below:

23rd and 25th February – Financial Webinars

Taking place on Tuesday 23 February and Thursay 25 Feruary 2021, join a two-part webinar series about ‘Financial wellbeing in COVID times’ and ‘Building financial resilience’. You can sign up to the webinars on Eventbrite. Places are free and unlimited.

If you experience any problems with trying to book an appointment please let us know via fga@contacts.bham.ac.uk

For the most up-to-date funding information and top tips for saving money as a student, follow us on social media. 

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