Advice & Student Finance

Our Specialist Advisers can offer information, advice and guidance on a wide range of practical and personal issues. 

Each Specialist Adviser is a member of the National Association of Student Money Advisers (NASMA) and can discuss individual, financial and personal problems with you. All discussions are confidential.

If you need any help, advice or wish to book an appointment for any of the following, please contact the Gateway:

> Student funding (including loans)
> Bursaries and financial assistance
> Help with budgeting and financial problems
> General consumer and employment issues

Specialist Advisers Service Statement

You can find out more information about services that our Specialist Advisers provide in their Service Statement.

Student funding

Loans, tuition fees & financial planning


We offer a specialist immigration information, advice and guidance service to international students whilst you are on your course. Our Specialist Advisers are specifically trained and qualified and can be contacted via the Gateway in the Library on your campus. To find out more, download our Specialist Advisers Overview Sheet (PDF).

Since 1968 the UK Council for International Student Affairs (UKCISA) has worked to support international students and the institutions, students' unions and organisations who work closely with them. In addition to their advice line for students, they provide up-to-date information about Brexit, immigration, fees, student support, working and living in the UK for current and prospective international students.

UCA is affiliated with the organisation Host UK, which links international students at UK universities with friendly approved hosts who offer an invitation to their home for a day, a weekend, or at Christmas. Ask one of our Specialist Advisers for further information.

For information on how the Disability & SpLD Team can help, please see read our International Student Support Service Statement (PDF).

Contact us

Anna Mepstead
Tel: +44 (0)1227 817 307

Nyawira Nijirani
Tel: +44 (0)1372 202 441

Andrea Beattie
Tel: +44 (0)1252 892 612