Control your finances: don't let your finances control you
12 March 2012
This week, 12 to 16 March, sees LJMU take part in National Student Money Week. The aims of the week are to highlight to students across the UK that there is help and advice available if you need it.
Throughout the week LJMU's Student Advice and Wellbeing Team will be out and about in the Student Zones in the Learning Resource Centres and other key University locations talking about money management.
Lynne Condell, LJMU's Student Funds Manager and Chairperson of the National Association of Student Money Advisers (NASMA) says:
"Money management sounds like a really boring thing to talk about ,but we want students to really think about their money. Being in control of your finances is a great feeling and we want everyone to take time out to sort out their finances. It's not just students that will benefit from this advice; staff should also spend time cleaning up their finances.
"LJMU staff who are experts in the intricacies of student finances and funding will be available to assist you if you want to take up the offer of help. Learning to budget is a life skill and you just need to take time to develop it."
Jodie Marlow, Architectural Technology student at LJMU and recent winner of the Merseyside Woman of the Year award said:
"I had quite a few money problems when I started at LJMU and, like most people, I tried to ignore them in a hope they would go away. In the end I had to get help and the staff in the Student Advice Team were great. They gave me loads of support and even found a trust fund I could apply to for some additional financial support. Yes it was difficult but now I feel so much better and in control."