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Providing professional training and development to those working within Students Money Advice.

Training & Development

NASMA offers a variety of training and development events throughout the year both regionally and nationally.  Events include formal training by nationally recognised experts which ensures our members are kept up to date with the latest funding changes as they occur, and properly equipped to tackle difficult cases, as well as those issues that they deal with on a day to day basis.

NASMA Mail-base

NASMA members benefit from access to the mail-base 365 days a year. This is a JISCMail forum which provides an opportunity for members to learn from and contribute to an active and thematic dialogue of funding topics.

Regional Meetings

Regional Meetings take place around 3 times per membership year. These meetings provide regional training opportunities and are a platform to share information and best practice. As NASMA is member-led, the agenda and guest speakers are always relevant to members’ needs.

Delivering an effective support network since 1995.

We have members in all four countries in the UK and collectively we are recognised as the leading authority on all matters relating to student advice and funding.

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Join a national community of student advisors

NASMA is the National Association of Student Money Advisers. We have members in all four countries in the UK and collectively we are recognised as the leading authority on all matters relating to student advice and funding.

Kellie McAlonan


Jude Cringle

Vice-Chair Finance

Louise Miles

Vice-Chair Governance & Operations

Shahida Ahmed

Vice-Chair Training & Development

Louise Reid

Financial Capability Champion

Abigail Keay

Campaigns Coordinator

Emma-Jane Quirke

England Policy

Debbie Forsey

Northern Ireland Policy

Pamela Lockhart

Scotland Policy

Einir England

Wales Policy


Why Join NASMA?

NASMA membership provides a community of support. The website contains useful and informative training and development along with a dedicated Members Area containing additional resources and materials.

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Annual Conference

The NASMA Annual Conference provides a unique opportunity to network with other NASMA members from across the UK, as well as to attend a programme of high-quality training and development workshops.

Student Money Advice Awards

Our prestigious Student Money Advice Awards are awarded annually at the Gala Dinner that takes place as part of our conference. They provide a great opportunity for members to showcase their hard work, and to share this best practice and success with the sector.

Accreditation and CPD

NASMA operate an accreditation scheme for  members, at no extra cost. There are lots of opportunities to work towards this, such as attendance at Regional Meetings and NASMA training events which contribute to CPD hours. There are also opportunities to join committees and working groups which is an ideal way of gaining additional CPD development.


Through the NASMA Board and experienced NASMA members, we are able to reach key decision makers with the experiences of those working directly with students. Through the strength of the membership and our excellent links we can raise matters of relevance and are often consulted before final decisions are made. This extends beyond student funding, across to debt and welfare benefits and other issues that impact on students.

Learn live, refresh later.

Our courses are live and interactive with real case studies. Following the session, we carefully collate the session information, removing sensitive information, into a summary document so you can check back to refresh your knowledge whenever suits.

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Featured Courses

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DATE: 1/03/24 Nasma Members Only
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Cryptocurrency - YGAM

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Cryptocurrency - YGAM

Date: 1st March 2024
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Location: NASMA Website
Facilitated by: YGAM

This one-hour session will give professionals the essential knowledge and understanding of Blockchain Technology, Cryptocurrency and NFTs (Non-Fungible Tokens), the risks that surround them and where to signpost those affected.

By the end of the session, you will: 

- Have increased knowledge and understanding of blockchain technology, cryptocurrency and NFTs.

- Understand the appeal of cryptocurrency and NFT trading amongst the student population.

- Understand the risks involved with cryptocurrency and NFT trading.

- Know where to signpost those experiencing harm, and what universities can do to provide support.  

Topics covered include:

- Blockchain technology and how it works.

- Cryptocurrency, NFT’s and their appeal to young people.

- Statistics on cryptocurrency investment.

- The influences of cryptocurrency investment.

- Where to find help/support.

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DATE: 25/01/24 Nasma Members Only
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Fin Cap Discussion Zone

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Session 1

Date: 25th January 2024
Time: 10:00 - 11:00
Location: NASMA
Facilitated by: Louise Reid & Jacqui Hamilton

Join the Financial Capability and Research Committee to chat about all things Fin Cap! If you are looking for ideas, to share best practice or even just to find out more, do come along to the online Fin Cap Discussion Zone.

Talking Points:

Student Lifecycle – How do we best plan effective fin cap offerings over time? This might be reflective of the overall student lifecycle from pre-entry to graduation or simply over the academic year.

How to Have a Happy January – How do we best beat the January blues with our students? Some people find the dark months after Christmas tough. Many institutions report a fall in engagement and enthusiasm overall. How can fin cap support this? What might help improve the overall mood and get students back on track?

How Did You Do That? – An opportunity to ask committee members with particular experience, questions about how to approach different fin cap projects.

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DATE: 2/02/24 Nasma Members Only
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National Student Money Week 2024 - Member Forum - Session 2

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National Student Money Week 2024 - Member Forum - Session 2

Date: 2nd February 2024
Time: 14:00 - 15:00
Location: NASMA Website
Facilitated by: Abi Keay & Emma Quirke

NASMA are pleased to host National Student Money Week 2024 Member Forums.

These events will provide a platform for discussion and sharing best practice, to help you kick start your campaign planning.

Tell us what you are doing in your institution, what has worked and what hasn't. This is also a great platform to ask questions of fellow members if you are new to National Student Money Week.

Space is limited as we want to keep the numbers of participants at a level conducive to an effective discussion, so please book quickly to avoid disappointment. There are two different sessions to choose from. If more than one member of your team wishes to attend, we recommend attending different sessions to benefit more fully from the varied discussion we expect.