Events to help you manage your money
Details of the events run by UWE Bristol's Money Advice and Funds Service for students.
The Student Money Service offers a variety of events to help students develop and improve financial skills, knowledge and confidence.
We run competitions, provide money advice and guidance, and raise awareness about the services we offer.
We will list events on this page.
Financial Capability module
What it is
The module has been designed specifically with our students in mind, to give you the essential financial skills to flourish at university and to be confident and competent with your finances after you have graduated. You will develop essential money skills and gain the confidence to manage your finances effectively. The module blends the practical with the theoretical to help you understand financial management and financial products.
The Financial Capability module, delivered by the Student Money Service’s trained practitioners is part of UWE Bristol Futures Award and all UWE Bristol students are welcome to attend. The module is structured over three themed weekly workshops, and is delivered twice a year - in the autumn and spring terms.
The Financial Capability module won the National Association of Student Money Advisers (NASMA) Financial Capability Engagement Award in June 2018.
How it works
Each workshop will cover different topics and provide you with essential money skills to get you confident about your finances, for now and in the future. We provide a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, where you can learn, benefit from input from external speakers (experts in their field) and meet other students. This module takes place on three consecutive Wednesday afternoons between 14:00-17:00 on Frenchay Campus. Each workshop finishes with a quiz and an opportunity to win prizes, and we provide light refreshments. You have to attend all three workshops for it to count towards the Futures Award.
Autumn term 2020 dates to be confirmed
Workshop content (March 2020 schedule, this may change for future sessions)
- Workshop 1
Guest speaker from Citizen's Advice, Melanie McGinn. Melanie will talk about recognising the risk of financial abuse through scams, how to identify a scam and where to get advice. The workshop will also provide further information on how to learn more and raise awareness in your local communities.
Other subjects include budgeting and Student Finance.
- Workshop 2
Guest speaker Natasha Lee from TV Licensing will talk about when you need a TV Licence, the various ways to pay and the concessions available, where to get help and support with your TV Licence and how to find out if you are entitled to a refund at the end of the academic year.
Other subjects include employment rights, income deductions, tenancy agreements and household costs and bills.
- Workshop 3:
Guest speaker from an award-winning financial service company Hargreaves Lansdown. The Hargreaves Lansdown financial education session will take a look at the basics of investing, saving towards a property and how to budget for life after university.
Other subjects include what to do if things go wrong financially, your credit rating, dealing with debt and where to seek help.
How to book
This will be updated in due course