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
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 from UWE Student Money Advisers and external speakers (experts in their field).
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 workshops are themed weekly and is delivered twice a year - in the autumn and spring terms.
This year, the module will be delivered online for the first time. We will be running a total of three workshops – two main ones and then a final mop-up session where students will have the chance to ask Student Money specialists and questions from the first two workshops.
Students will be asked to undertake some short online learning activities too. Students who attend both workshops and complete the learning will be entered into a prize draw to win some Amazon vouchers.
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 external speakers (experts in their field) and meet other students.
We are pleased to confirm that we have industry expert speakers from two leading financial services companies - Hargreaves Lansdown and Natwest, as well as a housing expert from the Students Union and a TV Licensing specialist.
This year, the module will be delivered online for the first time. We will be running a total of three workshops – two main ones and then an optional final session where students can return and ask any questions about the previous two workshops.
Students will be asked to complete some short online learning too. Students who complete this learning and attend both workshops will be entered into a competition to win Amazon vouchers.
Autumn term 2020:
- Thursday 26 November
- Thursday 3 December
- Thursday 10 December – optional attendance, this is an opportunity to ask any questions arising from the previous two sessions
All sessions will run from 14:00-17:00.
Spring term 2021 dates to be confirmed.
Workshop content (November/December 2020 schedule)
This is a general outline and content may change slightly between workshops.
- Workshop 1
Guest speaker from award-winning financial service's 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.
Natwest will deliver a presentation about money mules and how to avoid being scammed.
Other subjects include budgeting.
- 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.
UWE Student Union will also be presenting about renting a house, including where to find a house, deposits and tenants rights.
Other subjects include the world or work and household costs.
- Workshop 3
This is optional attendance. Student can return and ask any questions arising from the previous 2 workshops and practical learning activities.
Students who complete this learning and attend both workshops are entered into a competition to win Amazon vouchers.
How to book
National Student Money Week
National Student Money Week (NSMW) is an annual campaign where universities work together to bring free money advice to students across the UK.
2020 was a year full of surprises. And not the good ones either. An unexpected pandemic put a hard stop to the global economy, affecting us all. Being financially ready for anything has become an important focus for many. So the theme for this National Student Money week is how to get ready for the unexpected. Because when you are prepared, you can withstand any financial weather conditions that life throws at you.
This February, we have lots of digital initiatives to help you get planning for a rainy day, including:
- Live financial planning webinars (23 and 25 February). Register for the events via Eventbrite.
- A 3-day email learning bootcamp
- A pocket-size book with all the financial planning strategies you need for a rainy day
- Amazing prizes to be won, including four ‘emergency pots’ worth £250 each and one-on-one sessions with financial planning experts.