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Welfare & Financial Advice

Welcome to Money Advice

The Money Advice Service is here to provide students and potential students at the University of Worcester with welfare and financial advice and support.  We offer advice on a range of topics, including student loans and grants, bursaries, trust funds and charities, welfare benefits, debt management, Tax Credits and general financial queries. 

We do not give legal advice but we can help you to identify major elements of your welfare or financial difficulties and provide information, advice and help to resolve them.

We will:

  • Diagnose your problem
  • Explain the options available to you
  • Help you identify further action to take
  • Help you fill in forms and draft letters if necessary
  • Contact other organisations for further information if relevant
  • Liaise with others on your behalf, e.g. Student Finance England, banks and landlords.

We also administer the Access to Learning Fund, which is distributed to students experiencing severe financial hardship. The fund is non-repayable and may be applied for at any time during the academic year and even during the long holiday months for some students.

The Money Advisers can be contacted via firstpoint, The Peirson Study and Guidance Centre, University of Worcester, St Johns Campus, Worcester.
Email:
firstpoint@worc.ac.uk
Telephone: 01905 542551

Information for University and Partner Organisation Staff

In-house Training and Outreach Service Provided

In addition to the advice service, the team conducts promotional and educational events throughout the year in order to promote financial literacy. We also offer one-off workshops or talks to groups as requested. These talks can cover a variety of subjects, ranging from basic student funding talks aimed at existing or potential students, to activities and workshops promoting budgeting, understanding of financial products, credit awareness, welfare benefits, and the tax system. If you are a member of University or Partner Organisation staff and you have a group of existing or potential students that you feel would benefit from this service please contact us directly to discuss your requirements.