Financial Capability Week 2016

From Monday 14th – Friday 18th November, The Student Money Team will be taking part in The Money Advice Service’s first Financial Capability Week.

The campaign is to raise awareness of the importance of financial capability.

Throughout the week the Student Money Team will use social media to help students understand the importance of budgeting and the resources available when facing financial difficulty.

The Student Money Team have also dedicated a day to particular students that may need extra financial support, i.e. care leavers, carers and mature learners.


Outlined below is the Student Money’s Financial Capability Schedule:


Monday 14th November

Student Life Mentors Money Training Workshop (only for student life mentors)


Social media theme for the day – Tips on how to eat well for less


Tuesday 15th November

Money Drop – in for Carers and Care Leavers

9 – 11am, Student Service Centre

Social media theme for the day – Useful money resources for Carers and Care Leavers


Wednesday 16th November

Financial Capability Week Facebook Livestream (this livestream will focus on Smart Shopping, Budgeting, International and USSU will be present)

4- 4.30pm, Facebook:

Social media theme for the day – General useful money links


Thursday 17th November

This day will focus on Working as Student

Social media theme for the day – General money related tips for students that work/are thinking of working during their studies


Friday 18th  November

Money Drop – in for Mature Learners

2-4pm, Student Services Centre


Student Life Mentor Video

3pm posting of the video – Student Life Mentors: Taster Test

This will be posted on the Twitter –  @SurryStudent


How do you Slice your Pie? – Winner Announced

**COMPETITION! ‘Financial Ca – PIE – bility’ **

Throughout the week students can enter a competition and win the 50th Anniversary Theo Bear.

Students will need to fill in a pie chart with what they think should be the correct amount for bills, books, clothes, food, socialising, etc.

Students will pin their pie on the noticeboard in Student Services Centre.

Social media theme for the day – Useful money resources for Mature Learners, general Student Money tweets)


For more information on Financial Capability Week click here. Or follow @FinCapStrategy #FinCapWeek

If you would like to follow Student Money’s Financial Capability campaign, follow us on Twitter via @SurreyStudent