National Student Money Week; drop in for budgeting advice and support

National Student Money Week starts next Monday 4 March, with a range of events and support to help you to budget and manage your money effectively.

The theme of this year’s campaign is ‘Less risk, more reward: maintaining your financial wellbeing at university’ and focuses on helping you to budget well and avoid the risks associated with debt and buy-now-pay-later purchases.

What’s on at Liverpool?

Our Money Advice and Guidance Team (MAG) are running drop-in sessions focusing on savvy spending, budgeting and more throughout the week for you:

What: Money Coach Drop Ins

When and where:

  • Tuesday 5 March, 11am – 3pm, Alsop Building and the Guild
  • Wednesday 6 March, 1 – 5pm, Alsop Building
  • Thursday 7 March, 2pm – 6pm, Harold Cohen Library

Tickets needed?: No, just drop by

There will be a range of activities as well as prizes including slow cookers and air fryers up for grabs. The team will also be giving away free veg packs on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Can’t make the drop-ins? Further support from the Money Advice and Guidance team

If you can’t make these times and you would need support, you can email the Money Advice and Guidance team at

Across the week, the team will also be posting on their Instagram – follow them for more hints and tips.

Food Pantry

The Food Pantry was set up in direct response to the cost of living crisis to support students experiencing food poverty.

The Pantry offers a range of products, from personal hygiene and cleaning products to food cupboard staples. The Pantry is currently based in The Chapel at the Foresight Centre, membership is limited and through staff referral.  For more details email or visit our webpage:


More from National Association of Student Money Advisors (NASMA)

As well as running Student Money Week, NASMA offers lots of practical advice, tips and tools for students all year round including meal planners and interactive activities.

NASMA event – We Fight Fraud: An Interview with Tony Sales, formerly Britain’s Greatest Fraudster

When: Wednesday 6 March, 11:15am – 12pm

Where: online – Scan the QR code to get the Microsoft Teams link for the webinar.

NASMA are delighted to welcome We Fight Fraud to National Student Money Week this year.

Designed especially for students, this 45 min live interview with Tony Sales will offer a glimpse into the world of organised crime – looking specifically at the tactic’s fraudsters will use to scam students or use them to launder their dirty money.

Bring your questions and prepare to have your eyes opened!

Supported by We Fight Fraud Criminologist Dr Nicola Harding, Tony will help you understand how criminals might approach you, what you can do to stay safe, and what you should do if you are approached or think you have been a victim of fraud.

Protect yourself from loan sharks and illegal money lenders

It can be difficult to make your budget stretch to cover your living costs at university. It can be tempting to look at different ways to loan money to help your finances, but it’s important to be aware of the pitfalls of this.

In this article, we explore more about loan sharks and other illegal money lenders, plus give you some tips on how to spot them and how you can keep yourself safe from them.