|Money Matters: Health Check|
We are pleased that you have visited this page. The resources here are to help you plan and manage your finances as effectively as possible – and to help you check the state of your financial health!
We hope that you were able to work through our Introduction to Student Finances module that you received ahead of your start here at the RVC. If you missed it or would like to work through it again please do so.
Financial health is important for a number of reasons. Money worries can lead to anxiety and stress, which in turn can have a direct impact on your studies and your general well being. In a recent survey 84% of RVC students cited ‘Finances’ as being one of their top three concerns whilst at university. Here are some quotes from current students relating to their finances:
‘I rely on student finance to fund my degree and this really helps in sorting out all the boring bits’
‘I thought I could apply at the last minute and still be fine but it doesn’t always work out’
‘Spending a few minutes planning your finances before you start is much better than leaving to a last minute panic attack when you start the course!’
We believe that developing sound financial management skills will bring the following benefits:
- Less day to day anxiety and stress.
- Better chance of achieving academic potential.
- A firm foundation upon which to build future professional and personal finances.
- Increased prosperity!
Hopefully these resources will provide you with remedies for many of the common financial ‘ailments’ and – if you still need help – direct you towards making an appointment with a Money Doctor – someone who will be able to help you with any serious concerns you have about your financial health!
Resources and Information
We have put together a range of resources and information that we believe will help you develop healthy finances.
To start with, lets try to get a sense of what kind of financial person you are:
- Money Personality Quiz – Find out what sort of spender you are!
- Quick Health Check – Self -diagnosis..how healthy are you?
As you are no doubt aware, approaches to health involve both preventative and remedial strategies.
- Planning – working out income and expenditure over a defined period
- Preparing – ensuring that you are maximising your income and making the most of opportunities to keep your expenditure down!
- Rectifying – dealing with mistakes that you might have made!
- Reorganising – learning how to adapt in the face of the unexpected.
Student Finance England (SFE) applications for 2013/14 available, apply online now!
RVC Bursary payment for 2012/13 is in March 2013, letter will be send out in Jan2013. To view correspondence Login
US Loan 2013/14 we are not able to begin originating loans until July2013!
New students; only apply after 1st May 2013. More Info
Continuing students; only apply after 15th May 2013 More Info
All your loan emails & documents should always be send to Financialaidoffice@rvc.ac.uk