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Workshops

 

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Want to improve your financial outlook?

Don’t know where to start with setting a budget?

Will you need extra financial support from King’s?

The Money & Housing Advice Team are delivering a range of Money Workshops in November as part of Talk Money Week.  These will be delivered by one of our Money & Housing Advisers or specially trained Student Money Mentors who can also share their experience of navigating this area of student life. Hope to see you there!

No need to book, just turn up on the day!

Improve your Financial Wellbeing

Led by our Student Money Mentor team this session explores what you can do to improve your financial wellbeing and feel in control of your finances.  This is an essential session for any new students who have limited experience of managing their own budget or have experienced financial problems in the past

We will discuss the average cost of living in London as a student, how and where to save money and explore the benefits of planning for your short term and long-term financial future, with lots of hints and tips for our experienced Student Money Mentors.  This session is most suitable for UG and foundation programme students but PG students are welcome to attend.

Suggested prereading: Sign up for Blackbullion’s online financial education courses.

  • Wednesday 20th November at 3.45pm Room 2.10 Bush House SE Wing, Strand
  • CANCELLED - Thursday 28th November at 3.45pm Classroom 11 Hodgkin Building, Guy's.  Apologies, due to staff availability we are no longer able to run this session.

Financial Help from King’s

Led by one of our experienced Money and Funding Advisers this session will confirm what statutory student funding students can apply for and how this can be complemented by King’s Bursaries and Scholarships.  We will confirm when tuition fees and accommodation fees are due and what to do if you are experiencing any difficulties with the payment dates.

This session will also highlight on course opportunities for specific cohorts of students, especially students undertaking professional programmes, students with caring responsibilities and students who do not receive support from their families, as well as how to access hardship funds should you experience something unexpected with your finances.

This session will have a heavy focus on UG home student funding but all are welcome to attend.

Suggested prereading: King's fees and funding web pages

  • Tuesday 26th November at 3:45pm Room 2.41 FWB, Waterloo
  • Thursday 28th November at 3pm, Activity Room 2 KCLSU Guy's Campus (for UG home students who commute from their family home to university)

Scams - What are they?  How to avoid them!

Led by our Student Money Mentor team this session aims to inform, forewarn and enable students to spot, avoid and report scams.  Unfortunately, scammers are out there and students are often seen as easy targets, this session will cover some of the common scams we have seen students fall victim to including phishing (for student funding, immigration and banking info), SMiShing (using SMS messaging to appear to be your bank), money mules (always be wary of someone asking you to hold cash in your account for them), rental scams and online fraud.          

If any of these terms are new to you or if you don’t know how to spot a scam (most people don’t) come to this session and learn how to protect yourself, suitable for both UG and PG students. 

Suggested prereading: Save the Student - 14 money scams to avoid

  • Thursday 21st November at 4.15pm, Classroom 8 Hodgkin Building, Guy's
  • Wednesday 27th November at 3.45pm Room 1.07 Bush House SE Wing, Strand

If you would like us to run a workshop for your Faculty or Student Society or have an idea for a workshop you would like us to deliver please email us with your requirements and we will see what we can do.

 

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