Our Specialist Money Advisors are trained and experienced in offering free, confidential, independent advice
and information on all money related matters including:
Whether you are a continuing student or about to start your time at university complete our easy to
answer survey to find out possible funding sources are available to you.
This factsheet will give guidance to students who are living on a budget.
National Insurance is a system where all employers and workers pay towards specific state benefits. It
pays for the NHS, unemployment benefit, sickness and disability allowances and the state pension.
Income tax is exactly what it says on the tin; tax on your income. It is calculated based on the amount
of income you have earned.
Council Tax is a local tax on a residential property based on the property's value. The money goes
towards local community services such as, Police and Fire Authorities, waste collection, parks and
This information leaflet outlines some of the financial implications if you withdraw or suspend from the
University of Reading.
Appointments with the Advice Service by arrangement, or drop in without an appointment.
Services which operate within the Advice Service have separate sessions: see their individual pages for further info on how and when to access them.