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  • NASMA Training & Professional Development Events 2017/18 

NASMA is currently offering the following training and professional development events.  






Introduction to Student Funding Training Event

7th March 2018



Previous Study Training Event

17th April 2018


Bookings Open

Universal Credit and Students Professional Development Day

24th April 2018


Bookings Open

Previous Study:  Tuesday 17th April, 10:00am - 4:00pm, Liverpool John Moores University.

Session Description:   Do you sometimes wonder which previous study will count and how it will impact on funding available? Participants will gain an understanding of the regulations relating to prior study and how to apply them to simple case studies. The session will be delivered via trainer delivery, discussion and case studies. Content will focus on students from England, with relevant cross-nation reference as applicable.

Level:  A general understanding of statutory student funding is essential.

Trainers:  Jo Gibson and Lynne Condell

Jo is the Associate Director (Advice & Guidance) at Leeds Beckett University.  Prior to this, Jo worked for NASMA for three years as Strategy & Development Manager, and served as Training Officer on the NASMA Board from 2007-2010. Jo has previously worked at the University of Reading and at York St John University and is an Honorary Life Member of NASMA.

Lynne is the manager of the Money Advice Team at the Liverpool John Moores University.  From 2008 to 2012 she was the NASMA Chair and still plays an active role in the student money advice sector, representing NASMA on a number of stakeholder groups including the Student Finance England Operations Group and the Vulnerable Students Stakeholder Group.  Lynne has worked in Higher Education for over 25 years and in 2013 was awarded an MBE for her services to Higher Education.

Event Fees (Pricing Tier 2)

  • Accredited/Ordinary Members: £75
  • Associate Members: £100
  • External Delegates: £180

Refreshments will be provided, but delegates must provide their own lunch and can be purchased from nearby catering outlets.

To book a place on the Previous Study course at Liverpool John Moores University, please click here.

Professional Development Day - Universal Credit and Students:  Tuesday 24th April, 10:00am - 4:00 pm, Glasgow Caledonian University

Session Description:  With the interaction of universal credit, the benefit rules for students as we know them are swept away and the new rules set up in their place.  This full-day course explains which students will be able to claim universal credit and how student funding will affect the amount they get.  The focus of this course will be primarily on Higher Education but will also include HNC and HND levels. The course covers:

  • An overview of universal credit
  • Who is a full time student for universal credit?
  • Which students can claim
  • The interaction with Scottish student funding

Trainer:  Angela Toal, CPAG (Child Poverty Action Group)

Angela has been a Welfare Rights Worker with CPAG in Scotland for over 10 years and is an Associate Member of NASMA.  She is the author of the Benefits for Students in Scotland handbook and the benefit chapters of the Student Support and Benefits handbook (England, Wales and NI).  Angela is a regular trainer for NASMA, and has delivered both individual training events and conference workshops.

PDD Event Fees (Pricing Tier 3)

  • Accredited/Ordinary Members:  £100
  • Associate Members:  £130
  • External Delegates:  £225

Refreshments will be provided but delegates must provide their own lunch which can be purchased from nearby catering outlets.

To book a place on the Professional Development Day at Glasgow Caledonian University, please click here.




NASMA Training Event Rates:

Pricing Tier 1

  • Accredited/Ordinary Members: £40
  • Associate Members: £60
  • External Delegates: £100
Pricing Tier 2

  • Accredited/Ordinary Members: £75
  • Associate Members: £100
  • External Delegates: £180
Pricing Tier 3

  • Accredited/Ordinary Members: £100
  • Associate Members: £130
  • External Delegates: £225
Please note that unless specifically stated, lunch is not provided at NASMA training events.


Last updated February 2018