Workshop | Years 9-11
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What is Money Explorer?
Money Explorer is a free online platform offering a wealth of impartial information about budgeting for Higher Education. It helps students to develop crucial money management skills, which are valuable for everyone but particularly relevant to those considering university.As they navigate the Money Explorer website, students can earn online trophies relating to specific areas of budgeting, such as accommodation, food, work, and student finance. This develops their understanding of what they will need to budget for whilst in Higher Education, while highlighting the financial support available to them in an engaging and rewarding way.
Visit Money Explorer: www.uniexplorer.org
How will it help your students?
This workshop will help your students to develop an awareness of what budgeting is and why it is important as a student, through engaging with practical activities to expand their understanding of what they may need to budget for in the future. Hands-on tasks will position the workshop within a real world setting, highlighting valuable life skills relating to money management.
Key information relating to student finance, such as tuition fees, maintenance loans, accommodation costs etc. is stored in an online notebook, called The Budget Book, which the students can edit and add their own notes to. This will be saved to allow the student to return to these notes after the workshop, extending their learning beyond the initial session.
What do our users say?
“The staff were really enthusiastic about the workshop, engaged all pupils and got them to really think about the value of money and planning spending money and what this could look like to attend university. They provided lots of relevant information about the costing of attending university and about loans/bursaries for university life. The pupils were all really encouraged to think about their futures and enjoyed the activities.“
– Rebecca, Careers Lead and Maths Teacher