National Student Money Week at Birmingham
Monday 11 February 2013 marked the beginning of National Student Money Week (NSMW). In recognition of this UK-wide event, the Student Funding Office at the University of Birmingham held a number of events aimed at dispelling the common misconceptions about student money and encouraged students to think about their spending habits.
If you missed out...
Even though the week is over for another year, there is still time to find out about what financial support is available to you and how you can make the most of our service.
If you have a money-related question, please contact the Student Funding Office on +44 0121 414 7391 or log an enquiry via www.studenthelp.bham.ac.uk.
You can also follow @UBsavvysquirrel on Twitter or Like the Student Funding Office on Facebook to find out about any future events.
National Student Money Week is supported by the National Association of Student Money Advisors (NASMA) which has a membership of over 600 people from Further and Higher Education institutions across the UK.
You can find out more about what NASMA do by visiting the NASMA website or by following their Twitter/Facebook activity.
Summary of events:
Our resident Student Funding experts conducted a live Q&A via the University of Birmingham's Twitter feed, if you missed out you can catch up on Storify.
In the hunt to find the University of Birmingham's best pancake flipper we had many worthy contenders. The eventual winner managed to flip the pancake a whopping 47 times in 30 seconds!
Take a look at our Pancake recipe card to see how you can make these cheap tasty treats: Pancakes for Pennies Recipe (PDF - 105KB)
The Hub's very own Chef Kate joined us to serve a Valentine's themed dish for students at Shackleton Halls during our 'Love Cooking 4 Less' event.
If you want to see how easy it is to recreate her Spaghetti Bolognese, see the recipe card: Spaghetti Bolognese Recipe (PDF - 186 KB)
For more student-friendly recipes and budgeting advice, visit cooking on a budget.
During our alternative Valentine’s Day, students showed their love for their money by sharing their best money saving tips with us.
Congratulations to the savvy student who came up with the following tip and won themselves a £25 Waterstones voucher: "Unsubscribe from targeted shopping emails, it removes the temptation to spend".
For more money saving hints and tips, visit our budgeting webpage.
During our mini taste test we challenged students to see how expensive their taste buds really are. Can you really taste the difference between branded and economy foods? If you missed the event, why not play What's in your trolley? and see how much you could save next time you go shopping.