Financial Wellbeing stage 1: Taking control of your finances
Duration 2 hours
Team Staff Development

Covid-19 Response
This course will be run as an online webinar combined with self-directed learning. If a course date is available, please book a place below and we will be in touch approximately a week before the course will take place with details on how to take part.

Course overview

Money worries can be one of the single biggest causes of stress, impacting mental health and physical health if left unchecked. Therefore, as part of the wider wellbeing provision for staff, Staff Development are offering financial wellbeing courses facilitated by Nick Davies & Richard Ellis, local independent financial planning practitioners. There are 3 different workshops will aim to support staff at different stages of their financial journey, read the “Who this course is aimed at” section to determine the workshop that best suits your current needs.

What we will cover

  • Budgeting & financial organisation
  • Building a financial plan
  • Protecting yourself and your wealth
  • Buying a home
  • The basics of investing

What to do before you attend: To be prepared for the workshop, it is advisable to know your University employment benefits, including which pension scheme you are member of, have a good handle on your assets, liabilities, income and expenditure (don’t worry, you won’t be asked to share this information during the session).

Who this course is aimed at: This is an entry level course designed for those who wish to take control of their financial lives. Participants are likely to be looking to take their first step onto the property market, tackling personal debt, thinking of investing and/or looking to protect their family or finances.

Please note, due to availability and content overlap we recommend that you do not attend more than one of the Financial Wellbeing stages courses within a year.

What you need to know

Refreshments: We do not provide refreshments for courses under 3 hours, you are welcome to bring beverages and/or snacks with you.

Cancellation fee: Your Division/Faculty will incur a £50 charge should you fail to attend on the day or cancel your place any later than three full working days before the course.

Sickness: If you are unable to attend the course due to sickness, please can you or a member of your team notify us by email ( as soon as possible on the day of the course, if not before.

Waiting list: Staff Development will operate a waiting list should this course become full. Because of this, places are non-transferable between colleagues.

How you book

Development courses should be discussed as part of a development plan agreed with your manager.

Each course will be open for bookings at 9 am on the day 8 weeks prior to the course date. If this date falls on a University closure day, the course will be released on the next working day.

Please note that if there are no course dates, we are in the process of planning and will update this page as they are scheduled. For any updates, please refer to our monthly Staff Development bulletins and our Staff Development Yammer group.



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