Useful Information

If you’re already in debt, try your Students’ Union first!  We’re free, independent and confidential. It may take time to get an appointment with local services: we’ll usually work to deal with urgent situations and get them under control while you’re waiting.

Greenwich Students Union Advice Service (Greenwich & Avery Hill students):

Get support direct from the University

Money advice and support

Debt Advice 

Money Management 

Funding Checklist 

Discretionary Funding 

Bank Accounts 

External support

Advice and information from Citizens’ Advice on debt, benefits and other legal topics:

Citizens Advice Greenwich (

Greenwich Credit Union:
For low cost and affordable borrowing while you’re at Uni and after, at below-market rates. If you need to borrow, check your student finance entitlement first, and get advice on alternatives. Greenwich & Bexley Credit Union (

Money Advice Service:
National debt and finance advice service

Money Saving Expert:
Information on cutting costs and discounts for services

National Debtline:
Free, independent and confidential.

Rift Refunds Tax Debt and Mental Health

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Student Loans Company:

Student finance generally
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Checking benefit entitlement:

Meridian Money Advice 
Provides free, confidential debt and welfare benefit advice for people living, working and studying in the Royal Borough of Greenwich and the London of Lewisham.
Telephone: 020 8293 3432

Medway CAB 

Christians Against Poverty 

The Money Charity