We get asked loads of questions all the time, from money to wellness, general advice and more. If you have a question you’d like us to answer drop us a message. 

Here are the most popular student living questions we get asked:


Popular Student Questions

Can Students Claim Universal Credit?

Full-time university students can’t normally claim universal credit support. Essentially being a “full-time student” is your job. There are instances when you can claim some support, however, such as if you are a parent or guardian and responsible for a child (or children), are estranged from your parents or have a registered disability.

How Many University Students Are There in the UK?

In the academic year from 2018 – 2019 there were a total of 2.38 million university students, studying all across the United Kingdom.

Do Students Pay for Prescriptions?

Yes. Free NHS prescriptions are for under 16-year-olds and those between 16-18 years old and in full-time education.

Students over the age of 18 normally have to pay, although a student can apply for help through the NHS Low Income Scheme if they are struggling, ask about this at your university or doctor’s surgery.

What Happens with My Student Finance if I Leave University?

Once you have officially let your university know that you have left they will let Student Finance England know that you’ve withdrawn from your course. They will then reassess your finance and base this on the number of days you attended your course and we’re an officially registered student. They will also halt any future payments to both you and your university. You will be formally sent a  new student finance entitlement letter summarising all the details.

Do University Students Pay Council tax?

No, as a student you do not pay council tax. This is the case if you and everyone in your household is a full-time student.

How to Get a Student Discount?

There are lots of ways to get a student discount, sometimes you can get these in person in shops, restaurants and at attractions by showing official ID. At other times you may need to join affiliated schemes such as Unidays and Totum card.

How to Get a Student Discount Card?

You will automatically be issued with a student card from your university, this will often suffice in getting you all the major student discounts both in-store and online. Some schemes also have paid for student discount membership schemes but to be honest you don’t need these to access the majority of student discounts in the UK.

When do Students Go Back to University?

who does student discounts?

can you get student discount online?

when do student loans come in?

when does student loan get written off?

do student pay tax?

How do you apply for student finance for university?

Why do first-year students drop out of university?

Why do universities charge higher fees for foreign students?

Are university students entitled to free eye tests?

Does student finance cover Open University?

What MacBook is best for university students?

how to afford university as a mature student?

how to help university students with anxiety?

what causes stress in university students?

which UK university has most students?

why do students attend university?

how to university students vote?

how many students work whilst at university?

do English students may university fees in Scotland?

what do students need for university?

what do students need to take t university?

can British students go to university in America?

Can students claim unemployment benefit?