Student Advice Centre news

Student Loans Company: Guidance for current and prospective students

Your latest information about student loans companies for students. This page is up to date with the latest recommendations and advice.

 
Student Loans Company: COVID19 Update

SLC Coronavirus (COVID-19) update
SLC issues updated guidance for applicants, current students and those repaying their student loans in response to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic.

 
International students - COVID-19 information

Information and advice from your SAC for international students

 
COVID-19 Student Advice Centre FAQs
Student Advice Centre Entrance

Have a read through some of our FAQs. If you have further questions use our online booking form

 
COVID-19: Looking after your mental health

With the relentless and constantly changing media coverage of the current Coronavirus crisis, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed or anxious.

It’s everywhere.

It’s all the news channels seem to cover, it’s taken over social media, and even seems to be filling email inboxes.

Regardless of whether you or your loved ones have preexisting physical or mental health conditions, the pandemic can create feelings of anxiety within anyone.

Here's some tips

 
LIVING - Recycling & Waste

Find out what you can recycle at your student home

 
LOOKING - Living - Leaving: Joint Tenancies

The Student Advice Centre believes the best time to start LOOKING for housing is after Christmas. But whenever you start to look this is some vital information to consider. Check out NUSU's Housing Guide at nusu.co.uk/sac/housing
Book in with the SAC if you need further advice.

 
How to get your tenancy deposit back

This factsheet looks at how to get your tenancy deposit back from your landlord or letting agent.

 
SFW students can now apply online for DSAs

New and returning SFW students can now apply for their Disabled Students' Allowances (DSAs) online.
The new online process is easier and faster than the paper form. Students can submit their applications at www.studentfinancewales.co.uk.
Please note that the online DSA applications can only be submitted as part of a core application. Students will not be able to submit a standalone DSA application online.
Students who have already submitted paper applications do not need to do anything else.

 
Return of two-year post study work visa announced

The UK Government has announced the return of post-study work visas.

The new immigration route will allow eligible students at higher education providers, studying any subject, to work for two years after completing their course. From information published so far, we understand that there will be no cap on the number of students who will be able to apply under this route.

 
Creating Confidence

Making sure that your time studying in the UK is safe and enjoyable

 
Safety First

Making sure your visit to the UK is safe and enjoyable

 
Fraudsters target Chinese students in UK visa scam

Universities warn that undergraduates are paying out huge sums for fear of being deported.

Our finance adviser can help you with the financial issues concerning scams - book in nusu.co.uk/sac

 
Housing Guide part 2: LIVING in & LEAVING

Everything you need to know about what to do when you're moving in, moving out and living with others!

 
Housing Guide part 1: LOOKING

There's no rush to sign for housing in Newcastle, but when you do start looking you'll find everything you need to know right here!

 
Apply for SFE by 21 June to get your money in time to start your course!

Student Finance England finance deadline for 2019/20 is approaching!
The deadline to ensure you get your money in time for the start of your course next year is 21 JUNE

 
Tenant Fee Ban

Did you know that many types of fees for letting a house will be illegal after 1 June 2019? If you're signing from June make sure you aren't paying

 
Rooms to Rent

Are you looking for a room or are you trying to get rid of one?

 
European Economic Area Students & Brexit
Brexit

The SAC, NUSU and Newcastle University will try to support EU students with whatever happens after 29th March 2019, and we hope to update students shortly on any decisions.

 
Borrow Bessie

Spending time with animals can alleviate worry, provide comfort and mitigate against feelings of isolation and loneliness. Combining this with fresh air and physical exercise, can be a cocktail for positive physical and mental wellbeing.  Bessie is available for walks and company, most weekdays at 10am, 12pm and 2.30pm, for up to an hour.

 
SAC Opening Hours

Find out when we're available for appointments or drop ins.

 
Student Finance 2019/20

Student Finance 2019/20

 
Confused about Guarantors?

Advice and help about the Guarantor process

 
It Happens Here

NUSU’s accessible online disclosure system for Sexual Harassment, Sexual Violence, Discrimination and Bullying

 
Struggling with Exams and Revison?

Mental Health Support for Students