Uni Dosh

A directly delivered financial education programme aimed at 16-19 year olds considering going to university

Format

1 x 2 hour workshop

Target Group

16-18 year olds

Group size

12-30 young people

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Content

An exciting and jampacked workshop for young people considering studying at university. Uni Dosh provides a comprehensive overview of student finance, banking, employment, tax, and the importance of budgeting when living independently.

Participants look at how student loans work, the accessibility of university, the ‘price tag’ myths and are encouraged to visualise their new lifestyle and prepare themselves to handle the money side of independent living.

Sessions cover:

  • Money In: Student loans, how they work and repayments; how to get bursaries, grants and scholarships, where to find a part-time job and how to read payslips.
  • Money Out: Top student spends, average student costs, a university budget challenge and exploring common financial temptations and pitfalls.
  • Bank Choices: What to look for in a student bank account, overdrafts and other borrowing options explained.

An online version is also available.

This programme is designed to make young people plan ahead and evaluate the choices which they will have to make at university. All participants receive a ‘Next Steps’ information leaflet to take away with them.

MyBnk have also created a range of online guides to help young people manage their money at university. 

MyBnk Cancellation Policy: Cancellations and changes made to scheduled deliveries incur costs to MyBnk. Any changes made less than two weeks in advance will result in a £100 or, if less than three working days, £250 charge per MyBnk trainer. Full Terms & Conditions here.

Case Studies

From opening a first bank account and trading in real markets, to moving out of care and into independent living, MyBnk’s financial education workshops pack a BIG punch!

"It makes maths real!" Improving teens numeracy skills by understanding investment

“My Mind Has Been Blown!" - Shannon, 8, opens her first bank account and starts her savings journey

"Learning to live independently taught me I had worth" Leaving care and dodging bankruptcy

Impact After Our Programmes

96

of participants had a good or better understanding of student loans.

97

of participants had a good or better understanding of how to budget.

87

of participants felt confident or very confident about how to borrow responsibly.

"A fool and their money is soon parted".

Nick Smith-Patel

Senior Manager, Quality and Training

"Never confuse the size of your paycheck with the size of your talent".

Laura Mattson

Quality & Training Manager

"If money go before, all ways do lie open" (Shakespeare)

Emily Weldin

Education Officer

"If you want to feel rich, just count the things you have that money can't buy."

Rammiza Akhtar

Education Officer

"There are people who have money and people who are rich". [Coco Chanel]

Wendy Grace

Education Delivery Manager

“Don’t just make money, make a difference”.

Sarah Kirby

Regional Education Officer - North West

Andreu Quintana

Regional Education Officer - Scotland

"Better spend an extra hundred or two on your son's education, than leave it him in your will." ~ The Mill on the Floss by George Eliot

Gemma Orr

Regional Partnership Manager Scotland

"The more you LEARN the more you EARN".

Laura Ellis

Regional Delivery Manager South

"If money is the sea, learn to ride the waves".

Jade Jennings

Partnership Manager

“Money is numbers and numbers never end. If it takes money to be happy, your search for happiness will never end.” Bob Marley

Lisa Brown

Programme Coordinator

“You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you.” - Dave Ramsey

Barry Challis

Office and IT Administrator

“The best things in life are free".

Linda De Abreu

Finance & HR Officer