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National Student Money Week
NSMW came about because we want everyone - students, the media, politicians and the public - to know about and celebrate the financial support and advice offered in universities, colleges and students’ unions across the UK. The week provided a chance to take a positive message to the widest possible audience and contribute to the collective voice of those working to support current and prospective students and to improve the financial capability of students.
NSMW Goes Large! in 2014
For 2014 we will extend NSMW, in the hope that this allows more people to participate. We recognise that in us selecting only one week, many people find that there is something else taking place. In 2014 we will run NSMW Goes Large!, which will span four weeks, and will allow people to get involved for the full month, a week, or individual days. We hope you will welcome this additional flexibility.
NSMW Goes Large! 2014 will run as follows:
- w/c 10 Feb 2014 – launch of NSMW Goes Large! This week includes Valentine’s Day on the Friday.
- w/c 17 Feb 2014 – payday lending*
- w/c 24 Feb 2014 – accommodation theme (energy saving, deposits etc.)
- w/c 3 Mar 2014 – healthy mind healthy body – linking to external research, and linking to other university/college departments (disability, mental health, sports centre/gym, wellbeing team, counselling team, catering etc). This week includes Shrove Tuesday and Ash Wednesday.
Wellbeing will run as a theme through the month, with mental health and debt linking to pay day lending, health related to housing issues and heating costs/energy saving, followed by healthy eating and living in the final week.
*There is currently a lot of discussion about pay day lending across the UK, and we know that students are some of those affected. We will release details soon about NASMA plans to conduct research, support the work of other organisations, and produce materials specifically for students on this topic.
Showcase Partners 2014
If you'd like to get involved as a showcase partner please email to email@example.com outlining your plans for NSMW 2014 by no later than Friday 30 August 2013. You can view the Showcase Partner page for more information about our 2013 Showcase Partners.
Supporting NSMW 2014
In 2012 we reached in excess of 320,000 individuals with information about student funding and support during NSMW. This figure doesn't include those reached both before and after the week via promotional activity, resource material, and workshop delivery.
For 2014 we are seeking support from organisations and individuals. Can you:
- Promote NSMW via your social media channels?
- Provide resources of relevance to students? They could be links to online material, hardcopy documents or items to attract student attention.
- Provide or support purchase of giveaway items that services across the UK can use to engage students?
- Offer training for advisers and/or students on topics of relevance?
- Offer financial support to allow us to provide further resources for those getting involved?
- Or do you have other ideas for how we can develop NSMW further?
Please email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more details if you are interested in any of these opportunities or would like to get involved in some other way.
National Student Money Week 2013 ran from Monday 11 to Friday 15 February 2013. We are currently compiling the review based on responses from those involved, and will post here soon.
National Student Money Week 2012 ran from Monday 12 to Friday 16 March 2012. Building on the success of 2011, the week reached many more individuals and involved a wider range of organisations. You can find a review of the week here.
The first ever National Student Money Week (NSMW) took place from Monday 7 to Friday 11 March 2011. The week highlighted the excellent work currently undertaken by practitioners and the range of support available for applicants, students and graduates. You can find a review of the week here.
Last Updated: 23 July 2013