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Money advice and support

Financial Help

We have a range of bursaries and hardship funds in place to help you if your financial situation is affecting your ability to study. They don’t need to be paid back and can help with the cost of things such as IT equipment, accommodation, travel, childcare, living costs, additional course costs and other unexpected outgoings.

We’ve allocated an additional £1m to help students in financial difficulty this academic year, and a further £250,000 to our Hardship Fund to provide support for self-funded PhD stuents who now find they are struggling financially. So if your financial situation is affecting your ability to study, please apply for help through our Success for All Fund.

When you apply to the fund we’ll make an individual assessment based on your circumstances and a review of your supporting documentation. If successful, we’ll award you funds that contribute to the level of support you need. 


For part-time jobs available to help you gain experience and earn money whilst studying, check out Career Zone

They also have details of paid internships open to our students and recent graduates.

Find more job opportunities on Handshake 

Budgeting help

Managing your money - podcast

Listen to top tips for managing your finances at Uni in this podcast with The Exeter Students' Guild Advice team. Listen on Apple or Spotify.

You can also get budgeting help and advice from The SU Advice Service

Debt advice - Step Change

We’re working with the UK’s leading debt advice charity, Step Change, to provide you with free, impartial and personalised support with your money and debt worries. If you’re worried about debt, it can be tempting to ignore the problem and hope it’ll go away on its own. But waiting often makes things worse – so it’s best to get help sooner.

You can get help

  • Online: use the online debt help tool to get advice now.
  • By phone: call 0800 138 1111. Lines are open Monday to Friday 8am-8pm, and Saturdays 8am to 4pm. Please use their budget form before calling.



Worries about money can be extremely stressful and affect your wellbeing and mental health. According to Student Space managing your emotions around finance can be an important step in taking control of your money. Find out more here.


If your finances are affecting your mental wellbeing our wellbeing services can offer support and guidance.

You can also get free, independent and confidential advice and support on a variety of issues from your Students' Union Advice team.