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NASMA Training & Professional Development Events 2019/20

We are delighted to announce that bookings are now open for NASMA's training and professional development events.  Please scroll down for further information on each course and the links to the online booking form.

Title

Date & Time

Location

Booking Status

Universal Credit & Students in HE

9:45-16:00

Wednesday 20th November 2019

 

Manchester

 

Closed

Immigration for Non-Immigration Advisers

9:45 - 16:00

Friday 17th January 2020

 

Birmingham

 

Closed

Introduction to Student Funding

9:45-16:00

Friday 24th January 2020

 

London

 

Closed

Intermediate Student Finance

9:45-16:00

Wednesday 12th February 2020

 

Liverpool

 

Closed

England Professional Development Day (Theme:  Supporting Student Parents)

9:45-16:00

Monday 16th March 2020

 

London

 

Open

Universal Credit & Students in HE

9:45-16:00

March 2020 (precise date tbc)

 

Midlands

 

CANCELLED

Scotland Regional Session

half day: 12:00-15:30

Thursday 2nd April 2020

 

Glasgow

 

Open

Wales Regional Session

w/c 6th April 2020

 

Newport

 

CANCELLED

Higher Education Support Funds: Using and Shaping the National Guidance

9:45 - 16:00

Wednesday 22nd April 2020

 

 

South England

 

 

Open

Higher Education Support Funds: Using and Shaping the National Guidance

9:45 - 16:00

Tuesday 5th May 2020

 

 

Leeds

 

Open

Student Finance England Visit

9:45-16:00

Tuesday 12th May, 2020

 

Darlington

 

Open

Higher Education Support Funds: Using and Shaping the National Guidance

9:45 - 16:00

Thursday 21st May 2020

 

Birmingham

 

Open

Northern Ireland Regional Session

Date and time to be decided locally.

 

Belfast

 

Open

General Information

Unless otherwise stated, all NASMA one-day training events start promptly at 10.00 am and finish at 4:00 pm.  However, we request all delegates to arrive by 09:45 for registration.

A minimum number of 10 delegates is required for a NASMA training course to run.  You will receive an automated confirmation email when you book onto a course and within five days of booking you will receive confirmation from the NASMA Office that a place has been reserved for you.  This will be followed by confirmation that the course will run and joining instructions.  If a course is not going to run due to insufficient numbers, you will be contacted by the NASMA Office no later than one week before the event.   Please do not make travel arrangements until it has been confirmed by the NASMA Office that the course is going ahead.

Rates for NASMA Training Events 2019/20

We are delighted to advise that the following training events are FREE to NASMA Members:

  • Higher Education Support Funds: Using and Shaping the National Guidance (Free to NASMA Members) (This event will be held in Leeds, The South of England and The Midlands)
  • Student Finance England Visit
  • Scotland Regional Session

All other NASMA one-day training events are charged at the following rates:

Accredited/Ordinary Members:    £100

Associate Members:                     £130

External Delegates:                       £220

Refreshments will be provided but please note that unless specifically stated, lunch is not provided at NASMA training events.

Current NASMA Training Events

England Professional Development Day:  Monday 16th March 2020, 09:45-16:00, King's College London

CPD hours gained:  5 hours.

Course Outline:  The Professional Development Day England is focusing on ‘Supporting Student Parents and Carers’.  Hosted and delivered by Specialist Money Advisers at King’s College London the event is suitable for advisers at all levels but does assume a working knowledge of student finance regulations.  We will:

explore and unpick the problems students with caring responsibilities experience and how universities can assist and/or prepare students for the barriers they need to overcome
summarise the statutory financial support packages and the welfare benefits students may be eligible to claim
share examples of the additional support available at other institutions
present our own case studies, which explore complex financial assessments, university collaboration and when and how to involve external agencies such as Social Services.

  • The day will end with a sample workshop by Sandra Igwe, a Social Entrepreneur who delivers workshops and coaching for groups of mothers across London: https://www.themotherhoodgroup.com/

The aim of the day is to share your experience of working with and supporting student parents and carers, and consider how our institutions can and should do more to support their student experience.  It is our aspiration that everyone leaves the event with a list of goals and objectives to improve engagement and support for students with caring responsibilities at their institution.  If you have any examples of good practice or opportunities for student parents and carers at your university or have questions about the day please email gretta.gavin@kcl.ac.uk.

Level:  Suitable for advisers at all levels but does assume a working knowledge of student finance regulations. 

Trainers:  Specialist Money Advisers from King's College London.

To book a place on the above course at King's College London, please click here

 

Scotland Regional Session: Money Advice Scotland - Money Coach,  Thursday 2nd April 2020, (half-day, 12:00- 3:30 pm), Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

CPD hours gained: 2 hours.

Course Outline: A 3.5 hour session with Money Advice Scotland, working with members who work with service users on a 1-2-1 basis to provide different methods that staff can use to promote financial resilience and wellbeing in students.

Trainers:  Money Advice Scotland

To book a place on the above course at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland please click here

 

Higher Education Support Funds: Using and Shaping the National Guidance (this event is free to NASMA Members):  Wednesday 22nd April 2020, 09:45-16:00, University of the West of England (UWE)

CPD hours gained: 5 hours.

This day-long session workshop will examine the Higher Education Support Funds Guidance compiled and published annually by NASMA, and discuss how institutions can adapt this to their specific (local) needs.  Consideration will be given to all aspects of the guidance, highlighting those parts that work well and seeking solutions to those areas that members think don’t work as well.  The afternoon will include details on how the HESF spreadsheet template can be used to aid calculations and ensure consistency of decision-making, as well as discussing opinions on various case studies.  The day represents an opportunity for all NASMA members to both raise questions and to give feedback to the HESF committee which in turn may be used to shape and improve the guidance for the following academic year.

Trainers/Facilitators:  Andrew Perry and Phil Davis (NASMA Hardship Funds Committee members).

To book a place on this event in the South of England, please click here

Higher Education Support Funds: Using and Shaping the National Guidance (this event is free to NASMA Members):  Tuesday 5th May 2020, 09:45-16:00, Leeds Beckett University

CPD hours gained: 5 hours.

This day-long session workshop will examine the Higher Education Support Funds Guidance compiled and published annually by NASMA, and discuss how institutions can adapt this to their specific (local) needs.  Consideration will be given to all aspects of the guidance, highlighting those parts that work well and seeking solutions to those areas that members think don’t work as well.  The afternoon will include details on how the HESF spreadsheet template can be used to aid calculations and ensure consistency of decision-making, as well as discussing opinions on various case studies.  The day represents an opportunity for all NASMA members to both raise questions and to give feedback to the HESF committee which in turn may be used to shape and improve the guidance for the following academic year.

Trainers/Facilitators:  Andrew Perry and Phil Davis (NASMA Hardship Funds Committee members).

To book a place on this event at Leeds Beckett University please click here

Student Finance England Visit (this event is free to NASMA members):  Tuesday 12th May 2020, 09:45-16:00, SFE Offices, Darlington

CPD hours gained: 5 hours.

The purpose of the visit is to provide members with a tour of the facilities, an opportunity to meet key staff and to get an overview of how things work (it is not an invitation to contribute to the SFE service).

Lunch will be provided but members must make their own travel arrangements.

Trainers/Facilitators:  SFE Staff

To book a place on this event at the SFE Offices in Darlington, please click here

Higher Education Support Funds: Using and Shaping the National Guidance (this event is free to NASMA Members):  Thursday 21st May 2020, 09:45-16:00, University of Birmingham

CPD hours gained: 5 hours.

This day-long session workshop will examine the Higher Education Support Funds Guidance compiled and published annually by NASMA, and discuss how institutions can adapt this to their specific (local) needs.  Consideration will be given to all aspects of the guidance, highlighting those parts that work well and seeking solutions to those areas that members think don’t work as well.  The afternoon will include details on how the HESF spreadsheet template can be used to aid calculations and ensure consistency of decision-making, as well as discussing opinions on various case studies.  The day represents an opportunity for all NASMA members to both raise questions and to give feedback to the HESF committee which in turn may be used to shape and improve the guidance for the following academic year.

Trainers/Facilitators:  Andrew Perry and Phil Davis (NASMA Hardship Funds Committee members).

To book a place on this event at the University of Birmingham please click here

Northern Ireland Regional Session - precise date and time to be decided locally, Venue to be advised

CPD hours gained: TBC

Course Outline: to be advised.

Trainers:  To be advised.

To book a place on the above course in Belfast please click here

 

 

 

 

Last updated:  March 2020