Talk Money Week
Talk Money Week is another national campaign that takes place each year in November, led by the Money and Pensions Service.
Each year we encourage you to talk about money and get you thinking about ways that you can manage it more effectively, save better and spread the costs in your daily life to make the topic of money as stress free as possible.
Watch this space for details on what activities, events and competitions we will be offering this year.
Here at Essex we offer plenty of money advice, guidance and support that you can access at any time with the help from our support teams across the University.
Money during and after your studies
Check out our webpages and top tips to help you manage your money throughout your studies and beyond.
Everyone has mental health – sometimes good, sometimes not so good and when it comes to finances, they can cause some real anxieties and worries.
If you're experiencing distressing thoughts and feelings, there is help available at the University, take a look at the support you can access.
Check out the Careers Services Blog which covers the world of online recruitment and how we can no longer rely on CVs alone.
Also join Steve and Caroline on Episode 7 of the Careers Services Podcast where they discuss the benefits of getting part-time work. Yes, money is one of them! However there are more that might not be immediately obvious.
To help students who have been financially impacted by COVID-19, we’ve put together some helpful information about financial guidance during COVID-19. You can also check the other financial support available from UoE and external partners. If you have any queries, please contact us.
External agencies support
External agencies also share useful resources that may help with your financial planning whilst at university. It is worth giving these a read throughout the week:
- UCAS detail ten things you need to know about saving money whilst at university – from managing an overdraft, making the most of student deals to checking if you’re covered by your parents’ home insurance - these savvy tips will help you save money if you are living away from home.
- Save the Student share a comprehensive list of 83 practical ways to save money as a student, showing how easy it is to get discounts and freebies when you know where to look.
- The Money Saving Expert is always a good website to check for all your finance needs. This article gives advice on how to financially prepare before you go to university.
- Read the new edition of Student Money Matters magazine with lots of tips to help you stay finance savvy.