Money Matters

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Money Matters

With the cost of living rising rapidly each year, it is important to manage your finances effectively. This will reduce your stress levels and allow you to focus fully on your studies, and enjoy your time as a student. 

View the sections below to find out what help and advice is available on campus and in the wider community.

Visit the main Links2Life website area for details of upcoming events.

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Alness Campus

Alness Campus

What can you pick up from your campus?

A free self serve tea/toast breakfast is available in the downstairs kitchen in Tern House and the kitchen in Ballachraggan.

We plan to have soup available at lunchtime for students and staff soon.

Keep an eye out for "help yourself shelfs" around our campuses where you can pick up toiletries and free sanitary products are available in many of our toilets.

Please ask a member of staff if you have any questions.

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Dornoch Campus

Dornoch Campus

What can you pick up from your campus?

While we await equipment to set up a free self serve tea/toast breakfast, students will find basic breakfast items available in the common room for free.

Soup is available for free in the common room at lunchtime for students and staff (one portion per person).

Keep an eye out for "help yourself shelfs" around our campuses where you can pick up toiletries and free sanitary products are available in many of our toilets.

Please ask a member of staff if you have any questions.

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Rural Studies Centre

Rural Studies Centre

What can you pick up from your campus?

A free self serve tea/toast breakfast is available in the common room.

Keep an eye out for "help yourself shelfs" around our campuses where you can pick up toiletries and free sanitary products are available in many of our toilets.

Please ask a member of staff if you have any questions.

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Thurso Campus

Thurso Campus

What can you pick up from your campus?

A tea/toast breakfast is available for free in the cafe from 8.30am - 9.30am.

Soup is available for free in the cafe at lunchtime for students and staff (one portion per person).

Keep an eye out for "help yourself shelfs" around our campuses where you can pick up toiletries and free sanitary products are available in many of our toilets.

Please ask a member of staff if you have any questions.

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Shopping and food

Shopping and food

Useful links

Asda essentials

Budget bangers

£1 dinners

Register for "too good to go"

Sharing sheds

Sharing sheds and community larders are community run and redistribute surplus food to reduce food waste, the aim of these projects is to share rather than waste food.  Look for sharing sheds in your area, details for some are below;

Thurso

Black Isle

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Travel

Travel

Can you car share? ... visit Lift Share UK for ideas.

Are you under 22 and entitled to a free bus pass? ... visit transport scotland for more information.

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More information

More information

UHI's Money Matters website provides lots of additional advice.

Visit Caithness Poverty Action Groups website for details of what is happening in the area.

Visit the Young Scot website for lots of useful information about what's going on, how to get help, travel, discounts and much more.

Visit the money advice scotland website for lots of advice and details of events.

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Donate to our projects

Donate to our projects

The cost of living crisis will have a substantial impact on our students at UHI North Highland.  In the interests of supporting our students and doing our best to ensure their wellbeing a number of projects will be pursued, including;

  • Breakfast and lunch clubs
  • Toiletry pick up areas
  • Supportive campus spaces
  • Travel, shopping and cooking advice

Any donations made at the Just Giving link below will be used to purchase toiletries which will be free for those students who need them to pick up and to contribute to the running costs of breakfast clubs.

Just Giving Page