National Money Events

National Student Money Week

National Student Money Week takes place in February each year and is the biggest money awareness week of the year.

The annual campaign helps to bring free money advice to students across the UK and each year, providing tools, tips and signposting to advice and guidance to help you manage your money more effectively while studying and beyond.

Visit the National Student Money Week website for more information and advice.


We had to do things a little differently for NSMW 2021 due to COVID-19 and instead of in-person events and activities, we planned virtual events throughout the week by using webinars, blogs, quizzes and competitions. If you missed it, you can watch our webinars on-demand for free!

Spending habits and budgeting webinar

Find out in our spending habits and budgeting webinar how you can budget wisely, build a budget plan and spend your money in the most efficient ways as a student.

We'll be providing some helpful tips that you can put into practice straight away and will make a difference to your bank balance.

Sources of help and support webinar

Find out in our help and support webinar where you can get help and support about funding and money from different teams at the Essex. You may know some of the obvious ones, but there is a lot more on offer to help you than you think.

Please be aware that some information regarding financial support available may have since changed since this webinar was created, for current information on our financial support, please refer to our financial support information.

SU housing advice webinar

Get key information and top tips in the SU Advice housing webinar about renting in the private sector; students’ rights and responsibilities; information about the Tenant Fees Act 2019 and how to have the best chance of getting your deposit back at the end of your tenancy.

Money, mental health and wellbeing webinar

Maintaining good mental health and wellbeing can be a real struggle when it comes to finances and money. Here we look at how money worries can impact you and the steps that you can take to overcome your struggles with help from our key support teams across the University.

Blackbullion also put together a super useful free e-book on financial wellbeing (.pdf) check it out!

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.

Other support

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.


The world has moved online, so why hasn’t your job profiling? Check out the Careers Services Blog covers the world of online recruitment and how we can no longer rely on CVs alone. Here's Hannah from Creative Quills with her take on how an effective online profile can provide successful results

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.

Financial support

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.
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