Welcome to the award-winning Financial Fairytales programme.
Your Students’ Union and the University of Lincoln has partnered with financial education specialists ‘WEALTH at Work’ to offer a unique opportunity to University of Lincoln Students’. This programme is entering its fourth year and has been awarded the ‘Best Financial Education Programme’ by UK organisation Employee Benefits.
What's it all about?
Managing money whilst at University has become increasingly challenging for students across the UK. Whilst having those ‘Cinderella Shoes’ or that ‘Happily Ever After Holiday’ might seem like the most important thing right now, the impact of making mistakes will not only affect your student life, but could stay with you when you start your career. Graduating from University is likely to be your focus; however avoiding financial problems and finding your dream job when you graduate are likely to be just as vital.
We are here to support you on your quest - wherever that yellow brick road might take you - and want you to have all the right information to make informed choices.
How do I get involved in Financial Fairytales?
We are currently putting together online content for Financial Fairytales, in the meantime please contact [email protected] for more information.
HSBC are coming to your Students’ Union to provide free financial health checks!
HSBC will be visiting the SU with a team of Specialists who will be able to go through a Financial Health Check with you.
By answering some quick questions about you and your current financial situation you can identify areas of your financial health which may need further attention and discussion.
You can cover topics such as: current accounts, savings, credit cards, budget planning, credit reports, loans, mortgages and insurances.
As well as this, it’s a chance to go over any other topic, just let HSBC know in advance and they can look into this in order to put you in front of the best specialist.
10:00 – 17:00, 18th October 2018
One-to-one 30 minute appointments available
To book a one-to-one ‘Financial Health’ check, please email your name stating your preferred time of a one-to-one: [email protected] (please type University of Lincoln in the subject field).
Check out Financial Fairytales for more advice and guidance on managing your money while at University.
WEALTH at Work
Financial Fairytales is run in partnership with WEALTH at work, who are a specialist provider of financial education and guidance.
Alex is an Accountancy and Finance student who was recently offered a sponsored scholarship with WEALTH at work, who offer month long placements to only University of Lincoln’s students:
“During the placement, I had many responsibilities. Each day started by processing feedback that we had received from delegates that attended the previous day’s lectures. This allowed other employees and Corporate Relationship Managers to see the how the delegates are receiving the information and who needs to be contacted by the business' financial advisers. Following this, I inputted the scores in to a system called Microsoft CRM. My final main morning task was to produce a register for the up and coming lectures and to notify the lectures with this information.
I developed my skillset as I undertook further responsibilities as I became more confident in the systems and the procedures. I improved my communication skills the most during my time in the office as I developed my digital communication to be more concise, clear and to the point so my demands were understood.
After I had finished my placement I felt inspired. This is because, I learnt and gained so much in such a short space of time and I felt as though I needed to carry on progressing my education. On departure, I was given a card from all members of the Events Team and I left feeling as though I had been a member for a lot longer than the month.
During my time working in the Events Department I used and developed plenty of skills. Firstly, as previously mentioned, I developed my communication skills in a digital sense. I grew in confidence in being able to successfully and effectively communicate through email which will prove useful in future employment.
Another skill I developed was my initiative. I was able to answer emails and find the solution to questions without having to wait for a step by step guide.
Whilst I was on placement, I became more aware that many people regretted not acting on their future finances sooner. Consequently, I have listened to two audiobooks on financial education since the placement. Firstly, I listened to Unshakeable by Tony Robbins and I would advise this book to anyone as it is a real financial eye opener. I am currently listening to Rob Moore - Money which helped me focus on what my future career should focus on and what my vision should be.”