Support and advice (Student Funding Unit)

Whether it’s advice on student loans and grants, information on bursaries and scholarships, help with extra financial support, EU funding or casework, our Student Funding team can advise you on all aspects of student funding. For tips and advice, our managing your money pages are packed with ideas on how to make your student budget go further. 

Where to find us

For help with your student funding enquiries, please go to or write to:

Student Funding Unit, 4th Floor, Nancy Astor Building, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, PL4 8AA.

Opening hours are Monday – Friday, 8.30–16:00.

You can also contact us by email at or call us on +44 1752 587680.

The Student Funding Advice and Information Desk

The Student Funding Advice and Information Desk will be situated at the circular Crosspoint desk, ground floor of the Roland Levinsky Building. A member of the SFU team will be there to help with any queries you may have relating to your funding, including your student finance, the Financial Support Fund, bursaries and awards, the short-term loan scheme or any other related advice and guidance you may need. You will not need an appointment please just feel free to drop by for an informal chat.

The desk will be open at the following times during term time only:

  • Tuesday 11:00–13:00
  • Thursday 13:00–15:00

Got a question about student finances? Here’s who to ask…

We’re here to help with many of your financial enquiries, including

  • Student loans and grants
  • Bursaries and scholarships
  • Extra financial support
  • EU funding
  • Casework

For specific queries on any of the following, please contact the relevant team and they’ll be happy to help.

Payment of tuition fees, visit our fees and funding page, or contact the tuition fees team,

Postgraduate scholarships and studentships, contact the Doctoral College at or relevant Faculty Office.

Authorisation of Career Development Loans, contact the relevant Faculty Office.

Payment of NHS, Social Work or Teacher Training Bursaries, contact the relevant Faculty Office.

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I genuinely don't know how I would have been able to continue my nursing course without the help from the Access to Learning Fund. Your contribution has made it possible for me to realise this dream.

Lindsey Rosser
, BSc (Hons), Adult Nursing, 2014