Higher Education toolkit - Citizens Advice

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Financial capability toolkit

This toolkit has been produced as part of Citizens Advice Financial Skills for Life. Technical support and guidance was provided with thanks by the National Association of Student Money Advisers (NASMA).

Special thanks go to: Anita Bailey Lena Smith Emma Cook Hannah Bundy And the NASMA financial capability committee

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, Citizens Advice assumes no responsibility. The user of the information agrees that the information is subject to change without notice. To the extent permitted by law, Citizens Advice excludes all liability for any claim, loss, demands or damages of any kind whatsoever (whether such claims, loss, demands or damages were foreseeable, known or otherwise) arising out of or in connection with the drafting, accuracy and/or its interpretation, including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage and whether arising in tort (including negligence), contract or otherwise.

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Providing financial capability for students at university Introduction These notes and accompanying handouts are designed to help advisers provide sessions and information to students at university, in order to improve their financial capability. The materials contained within are those that are unique to students who are at university; a full range of detailed and more general financial capability materials are available online at the Citizens Advice website. Subject information Advisers do not need to have specialist money advice knowledge or experience but must have a basic understanding of the money advice process, priority/non priority debts and their consequences, and be able to signpost learners to sources of further advice and information. This toolkit contains all the key information for the topics covered. Any additional information that is given should be taken from an up-to-date and accurate source such as: •

the debt and money section of the Citizens Advice website.



the Money Advice Service website.



the .gov.uk website



the moneysavingexpert website

And specifically for use of this toolkit with this demographic, •

the NASMA website has detailed information and signposts, but no funding information

This session aims to help university students take control of their finances whilst studying, and also to provide information to prevent common and easily avoidable financial mistakes. Trainers are encouraged to feedback to the Financial Skills for Life team with any feedback about training materials or resources. If you have any comments, please contact: [email protected] ©2016 Citizens Advice

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Table of Contents Introduction to the toolkit ............................................................................................ 6 Engaging with students - for non-HE advisers ......................................................... 15 I’m a Citizens Advice adviser: what do Student Money Advisers do? .................... 16 Is higher education the right choice right now? ........................