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The NASMA Annual Conference will be taking place 1st – 3rd July 2024 in Cardiff and we are excited to announce that this year’s theme is Change with Resilience.

Recognising that our sector is changing in a number of ways, our vibrant 3-day event will provide numerous opportunities to learn more about the changes impacting student money advisers, and how to cope with the changing climate of the student funding sector in the UK.

Whether it’s the Lifelong Learning Entitlement, the challenges caused by the continued shortfall in statutory student funding packages, pressures on hardship funds, or the increased expectations of students, we’ll have sessions, panels, keynote speakers and discussion zones for you to take part in.


We are looking for input that stimulates discussion, shares good practice, and inspires delegates to reflect on their own practice. For example, you may have an inspiring success story to tell, you may wish to share how collaboration with other teams (internal or external) allowed you to overcome a challenge, or you may have developed initiatives with other teams (internal or external) that others could learn from.

Your participation shapes the conference agenda and ensures our event is inspiring, valuable, and encouraging. Being part of the conference agenda is also an excellent development opportunity that can raise your professional profile and help you develop new networks with sector colleagues.

There are lots of ways to get involved, and if you want to discuss an idea before submitting a proposal, we’d be more than happy to hear from you.

If your proposal becomes part of the conference schedule, and you are a NASMA member also planning on joining us for the conference, you will benefit from a 25% member discount on your chosen conference package.

To submit a proposal please download this form. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact


The cost of attending the conference will depend on whether you are named NASMA member or external delegate.

  • Early bird price discounts
    • We are offering an early bird discount for members of 5% if you secure your place before 31st March. This discount is available on the full and 2-day residential packages.
    • We are offering an institutional group discount of 7% when 3 or more members from the same institution before 31st March. This will only be available on the full package. You will need to put each booking through and contact to inform us of the bookings for us to then amend the discounted prices.
    • We will need to receive the PO numbers before this date for the discount to stand.
  • If you book the Three Day Delegate rate, you will receive the £50 discount on your invoice.
  • We will begin to invoice from 1st April.
  • You don’t need to pay VAT for NASMA events.


Spaces are limited so please book on to secure your place. Please allow 7 working days for the NASMA office to process your booking and send out confirmation. We will continue to update you regarding the schedule and itinerary of the conference when we have more confirmed. Bookings close 17th May 2024.

Cancelation Policy

Fees will only be refunded in full where notification that a delegate wishes to cancel their place is provided 30 days before the event. If payment has already been received then NASMA will refund the fee in full, less an administration charge (25% of the total fee).

For cancellations between 30 calendar days and 14 calendar days prior to the conference taking place refunds will be offered at 50% of the delegate fee.

For cancellations within 14 calendar days of the conference taking place no refund will be given.

No fee will be charged for any substitution made more than 30 calendar days before the event, subject to the attendee falling into the same membership category as the original booking. A charge of £50 will be made for any substitutions made between 30 calendar days and 14 calendar days before the event.