A free workshop funded by Teachers Building Society was delivered to over 200 students from Queen Elizabeth School in Wimborne in July.
Wize-up Consultants delivered the workshop which was aimed at introducing students to financial matters in order to prepare them when they leave sixth-form and go to university.
The programme was designed to cover important financial education including budgeting, credit, loans, savings, mortgages, tax and national insurance. The sessions were delivered with a hands-on approach and encouraged student group participation.
Chris Buller, Head of Sixth-Form at Queen Elizabeth’s School, said: “Working with Teachers Building Society and Wize-Up has been a fantastic experience and has allowed us to actively support our students with the transition to university and work by providing essential financial education – I even learnt a lot myself! I look forward to working with them again to help future sixth-formers.”
Simon Beresford, CEO at Teachers Building Society, said: “We set up these workshops with Wize-Up to help create awareness among young people about financial education. The programme is allowing us to actively support local Dorset-based sixth-formers with financial education, which is fundamental for their adult life.”
“The more we can educate the student community with advice, the better equipped they will be at managing their money when going to university.”
Ed Flack, Wize-Up Consultants said: “The workshops are fundamental to teaching students that having enough money is less to do with how much you earn and more to do with how well you manage it. Therefore, the sessions provide students with some hints and tips that they can start to use immediately to improve their financial well-being.”