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Financial Literacy in Education: helping the next generation

Roehampton's  Marilyn Holness addressed the British Federation of Women Graduates Seminar at the House of Lords on the role of teacher training how students in Higher Education are being helped with managing their personal finance. 

Posted: 20 November 2011

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Head of the Department of Education, Marilyn Holness, OBE addressed the British Federation of Women Graduates Seminar at the House of Lords recently, on the role of teacher training how students in Higher Education are being helped with managing their personal finance.
Marilyn joined a group of influential women as they debated financial literacy in Parliament with Baroness Margaret Sharp, Government Spokesperson on Universities, Innovations and Skills and leading financial education experts.
The event aimed to help to develop financial capability in young people in the wider context of adult financial capability, with a particular focus of the impact of the new student fees system.
Drawing on her experience with the successful Money Doctors programme, Marilyn said that raising the need to enable women to fulfil their aspirations and financial with politicians and policy makers was vital.
“From tuition fees to loans and credit, students face more financial responsibilities today than ever before – but for many students, university will probably the first time they will have handled their own finances,” she said.
“The Money Doctors initiative is a resource kit for student advisers containing a range of practical and innovative approaches to students' money problems. Most importantly, the toolkit reflects the changing needs of students across the full academic experience – from fresher to graduate.

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