Student Money Week: events and support

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Next week is Student Money Week (4-8 March), and the theme is ‘Less Risk, More Reward: Maintaining your financial wellbeing at university.’ Find out what events are coming up and where you can go to for support around your finances.

Upcoming workshops to help you manage your finances, 18-19 March

Our Careers Team are running some StudyPlus workshops in March to help you develop your budgeting skills and get a better grasp on your finances.

These events are taking place online and are open to all Kent students.

Don’t become a money mule

Be cautious if someone asks you to transfer money for them. You might become a money mule.

Recruiters may try to befriend you and ask you to transfer money between accounts for them, giving you a small cut for doing so. You may think you are doing someone a favour, but you could be transferring criminal money. If you get caught, you could get a criminal record and up to 14 years in prison.

Did you know 6 in 10 money mules are under 30 years old? Most are recruited between the ages of 17 and 24 – either online, in person, or even through friends and family. Find out more about money mules and how to protect yourself.

Financial support

We offer a range of emergency financial support for students who are in financial difficulty. The emergency funding webpage provides information on support available and how you can apply. Take a look at all our emergency funds below. At the bottom of this page you can find additional ways to access support if you are experiencing emergency financial hardship.

Where to go for support

Kent Union’s Advice Service at Canterbury and at Medway through the Hub offer free, confidential and impartial advice to all Kent students. They can help with financial topics such as student funding, bursaries, budgeting and hardship.

You can also see our finance contacts webpage for more ways to access support at the University and other useful finance contacts and resources.

Our Cost of Living Support website also summarises support on offer and initiatives by the University and Kent Union to help students with the rising cost of living.

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