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Cost of Living Information Hub

We are aware that the cost of living crisis is having a significant impact on all students at Brighton. We are committed to supporting you during this difficult time and working with the University to reduce the pressures you are facing.

We have put together this resources page so you have all the information you need in one place.

If you have any questions not covered here, please let us know at so we can add them.

The Pantry

We have launched The Pantry on every campus. The Pantry provides all University of Brighton students in need with access to FREE non-perishable food and toiletries. You can find the Pantry in these spaces during term time:

  • City Campus - Grand Parade Building, mezzanine floor by staircase. 

  • Falmer - Ringmer House, BSU Common Room.

  • Eastbourne - Greynore, outside BSU Office.

  • Moulsecoomb - Cockcroft Building, on the Mezzanine floor.

Please only take what you need.

To make a Pantry donation or to find out more, please email

Food Vouchers

If you have run out of money and are hungry we have vouchers that can be used for a hot meal on campus. You can request them from any BSU office, shop, cafe or bar. Just speak to a member of staff to ask for a voucher, you won't be required to give any evidence. They can be used at any BSU or University outlet. If you're struggling financially and want more long term advice, then please speak to one of our advisors. You can find out how to access the service at this page.

Budget Recipes

To help you cook tasty meals at home, the Officers have produced a cookbook with recipes for budget meals costing under £10:

Hardship Funds

The University has various hardship funds, bursaries and scholarships available which are open to all students. If you are struggling with money, you can speak with our confidential Student Advice Centre who can help talk you through the support available.

Participation Fund

We have created a Participation Fund to help students that are strugling financially to be able to continue to participate in extracurricular activivities, whether that's sport, socieites, volunteering or community work. The 2023/24 fund will go live shortly before the start of the academic year and more details will be made avalible on this website at that time.

Period Dignity

We have been given a grant from the University to allow us to stock free sanitary products in all of our ground-floor toilets across our four campuses to support the cost of living crisis. 

Part-Time Work

If you want to find work to support your studies, we can help you. We offer a variety of positions working in our outlets and services. There is also lots of roles, support and training available at the University's Careers & Employability Service.

Microwaves on Campus

Bringing in your own food and reheating on campus is a great way to save some money. There are microwaves available for you to use across all campuses, here:

You can find microwaves at these locations listed below:


  • Aldro G14 (Social & Informal Learning space)

  • Sprinters restaurant


  • Ringmer House Students' Union Common Room

Grand Parade:

  • Grand Parade Restaurant


  • Basement Central, Cockcroft

BSU Outlets

We have a range of great value for money food and drink options at our outlets, including our Meal Deal available at our Union Shop in Cockcroft, Moulsecoomb. Make sure you check out our regular NUS promotions in the Shop too, saving you money on your regular purchases. At The Venue, we have just launched our new menu and have lots of daily promos - follow our Instagram to see the latest ways you can save.

Free and Confidential Student Support

We offer FREE advice and support for all students studying at the University of Brighton. If you have concerns about any aspect of your University life, whether it be cost of living related, or about academic studies or housing - we can help. Just book an online apppintment here to speak with one of our trained advisors.