Students' Advice Service

The Students' Advice Service can offer free, impartial, confidential advice and assistance. Get advice on issues such as welfare benefits, consumer issues and housing. If we cannot answer your query or solve your problem we will know someone who can!

Examples of the types of issues covered are:

  • Student Finance – student loans, further and higher education funds, childcare
  • Welfare benefits - entitlement,  reviews, implications when studying full time
  • Housing - council tax, finding accommodation, housing costs

Contact our Student Finance Officer Grace Harrison by:

Telephone: 0191 490 2325 (direct line, answerphone out of hours)

Email: grace.harrison@gateshead.ac.uk         

Drop in/appointments: Enquire at Student Services at our Baltic Campus for availability.   

Enquiry Card: Pick up and fill in an enquiry card from Reception at any of our campus’ or from Student Services at our Baltic Campus and either post it or leave it at Reception.

Alternative Providers

www.adviceguide.org.uk - for fact sheets and how to find your local Citizens Advice

www.turn2us.org.uk – helps people in financial hardship gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants & support services

www.oasisaquilahousing.org – North East housing and homelessness charity

www.stepchange.org – free advice on problem debt