Practical problems

Fed up of trying to tackle practical problems on your own? Struggling with financial or housing problems? You are in the right place; here are some useful resources to help you.

If you would like to talk to someone, all Plymouth University students can access UPSU Advice, the Students' Union advice centre; their advisors are experts at supporting students experiencing many different issues such as student funding, academic, housing, welfare benefits, legal and debt.

If you're experiencing financial difficulties there are a variety of bursaries and funds available to you, either directly through Plymouth University or if you are a partnership student the organisation you study in.

Money: top apps

  • Wally lets you take control of your money. Balance your income and expenses. Understand where your money goes. Set and achieve your financial goals. 
  • Splittable - keep your sanity intact when it comes to bills and expenses. You can manage Splittable yourself, but getting your housemates to join will make everyone's life easier. Delete the spreadsheets and tear down the post-its!
  • Spendometer makes day-to-day money management simple and practical. It enables you to set yourself a budget, log your spending and view your spending reports 
  • mySupermarket - compare baskets across 11 different supermarkets. Scan items and find the cheapest deals.

SU Advice Centre

Offers free, independent, confidential, impartial advice.

The service can be described as the ‘Citizens Advice Bureau for students’ with advice on student funding, academic, housing, benefits, legal and debt.

Visit UPSU Advice

Connect: debt

  • National Debtline is a free, independent and confidential debt advice service run by the charity Money Advice Trust
  • StepChange is UK's leading debt charity 
  • UPSU Advice - available to students regarding any aspect of their life including debt.

Connect: housing

  • UPSU Advice supports all Plymouth University students
  • Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness
  • Citizens Advice provides free, independent, confidential and impartial advice to everyone on their rights and responsibilities.