Students improve financial skills

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Students from Angus College were given the opportunity to improve their financial skills, knowledge and confidence as part of Barclays Money Skills, a money management programme running throughout the spring term in further education colleges across the UK.

Barclays and the National Skills Academy for Financial Services are working in partnership to develop a week-long series of money related activities to provide students with the tools they need to stay in control of their budget.

In 2012, over 100,000 students participated in interactive money management activities based on topics of interest to young people such as food, fashion and independent living.

Students that participated in 2012 demonstrated clear improvements in their money management skills, such as improved budgeting skills and adapted their budgeting behaviour when prompted with a variety of financial scenarios.

The third year of this successful programme aims to provide 200 colleges nationwide with the resources and support to run a week of money management related activities between February and May 2013.

This year, Angus College’s very own students organised the entire week’s activities.

These activities ranged from fashions shows to feasting on a budget.

Over 200 students took part.

The HND Administration students said: It’s a great initiative that gets students buzzing and provides a fantastic opportunity for us to learn about money management at a critical point in our lives.

“This programme allows us to cover this in a way that feels relevant and real.”

For further information about what’s involved in the programme please visit:

www.barclaysmoneyskills.com/weeks