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NASMA Training & Professional Development Events 2017/18 

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

NASMA Event

Date

Location

Booking Status

Universal Credit & Students Training Event

16th July 2018

Sheffield

Open

Student Finance; Understanding Household Income Calculations, including Identifying & Proving Independence & Estrangement Training Event

11th July 2018

Birmingham

Open

Universal Credit & Students Training Event

29th May 2018

London

Closed

US Loans

15th May 2018

London

Closed

Universal Credit & Students Professional Development Day

24th April 2018

Glasgow

Closed

Previous Study Training Event

17th April 2018

Liverpool

Closed

Introduction to Student Funding Training Event

7th March 2018

Leeds

Closed

Student Finance England Member Visit Day

15th March 2018

Darlington

Closed

Nottingham Professional Development Day

29th November 2017

Nottingham

Closed

Introduction to Student Funding Training Event

4th September 2017

Leeds

Closed


Student Finance; understanding household income calculations, including identifying and proving independence and estrangement: Wednesday 11th July, 10:00am-4:00pm, Aston University

This one day course is for delegates who wonder how the final household income figure is arrived at by Student Finance England and how this impacts on means tested student funding available for the student. 

Through a combination of group discussions, trainer delivery and case studies, delegates will gain an understanding of calculating household income and ultimately how this impacts on student support. 

In addition, a large part of the session will look at identifying students who are independent from their parents (including those that are estranged) and help delegates develop tactics for advising this group of students based on the current legislation and guidance.   

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • identify whose income should be included in a student’s assessment for student finance
  • feel confident enough to challenge household income calculations and advise students what they will need to provide to appeal
  • identify which students should be classed as independent (including those that are estranged from their families)
  • understand what type of evidence will be acceptable for supporting estrangement
  • undertake a number of simple calculations
  • understand the changes in household income that will impact on funding available
  • advise students regarding who is eligible for a current year income assessment and how to progress this with SFE

The session will focus on students applying to Student Finance England but will reference other administrations wherever possible.

Level: Suitable for those that have a general level of student finance knowledge.  

Things to bring: Please come along willing to participate in discussions. While it is not intended to be too maths heavy, please bring a calculator.

Trainers: Lynne Condell MBE and Jo Gibson.  Lynne is the manager of the Monday Advice Team at the Liverpool John Moores University.  From 2008 to 2012 she was the Chair of NASMA and still plays an active role in the student money advice sector.  She represents NASMA on a number of stakeholder liaison groups including the Student Finance England/Student Finance Wales 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 HE.  Jo Gibson is Associate DIrector, Students Services 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.  She continues to represent NASMA nationally on the Money Advice Liaison Group.  Jo has previously worked at the University of Reading and at York St John University. 

Training 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 which can be purchased from nearby catering outlets.  Directions to the venue can be found here.

To book a place on the above course at Aston University, please click here

 

Universal Credit and Students: Monday 16th July, 10:00am-4:30 pm, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield

With the introduction of universal credit, the benefit rules for students as we know them are swept away and new rules set up in their place. This one-day course explains which students will be able to claim universal credit and how student funding will affect the amount they get.

The course covers:

  • An overview of universal credit
  • Who is a full-time student for universal credit
  • Which students can claim

Trainer:  Gary Vaux - Gary is Head of Advice (Benefits & Work) at Hertfordshire County Council and is an experienced welfare benefits adviser, writer and trainer.  He also writes a benefits column for Community Care magazine.

Training 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.  Directions to the venue can be found here.  

To book a place on the Universal Credit and Students training event at Sheffield Hallam 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 July, 2018