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National Student Money Week

National Student Money Week is almost here. Between the 2–7 March, the Student Finance Centre will be out and about around campus with events and information covering everything to do with students and money. The week will start with the quiz at the Waterhole on Sunday 2 March, and this will be followed with a clothes swap shop and upcycling demo performed by some of the Fashion and Textile students on Monday 3 March. You can find out about important money issues relating to you on Tuesday, and you can watch a University chef show you how to cook good, healthy food on a budget outside the Library on Wednesday. Finally, we will finish the week at the Students’ Union with lots of competitions, prizes, games and a bit of piggybank bowling.

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Sunday 2 March – Pub Quiz, The Waterhole Bar
Student Finance will be gate crashing the pub quiz at the Waterhole with a section on money, which will give you the chance of winning the newly coloured piggybanks.

Monday 3 March – Upcycling demo and clothes swap shop, the Eldon Building
Learn how to revamp your wardrobe with a demo on how to up-cycle clothes, which will be carried out by some of the Fashion and Textile students in the Eldon building.

A clothes swap shop will also be running so you can exchange your unwanted clothes for a voucher and then exchange your voucher for something you want. You can bring your items to the Student Finance Centre to exchange for vouchers, or come along on the day. Our office is located on the second floor of the Nuffield Centre.

Tuesday 4 March – Money issues, 3rd Space
Today you can find out about what money issues relate to you as a student. Find out about loan sharks, bailiffs, credit scoring and a lot more. The Student Finance Centre will also be joined by GamCare, Housing and Purple Door. We will be located in 3rd Space between 12.00-3.00pm.

Wednesday 5 March – Cooking demo – the Library
The Student Finance Centre will be joining forces with the University Catering team to show you how to cook good food on a budget. Watch the Head of Catering, Nick Leach, and his team Steve Pine and Andy Thompson, cook up a number of easy and cheap dishes.

The demo will take place outside of the Library entrance between 12.00-2.00pm, so come along and watch the masters at work, eat free food and take away the recipes.

Friday 7 March – Piggybank bowling – Students’ Union
To end the week Student Finance we will be at the Students’ Union and available to talk to you about anything money related, including any financial problems you may have and any help that’s available to you. You will also have the chance of winning the new red, orange and purple piggybanks by taking part in piggybank bowling.









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