NRC students become money management masters

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STUDENTS at the Northern Regional College’s Newtownabbey campus were recently given the opportunity to improve their financial skills, knowledge and confidence as part of Barclays Money Skills, a money management programme running throughout the spring term in further education colleges across Northern Ireland.

Barclays and the National Skills Academy for Financial Services are working in partnership to develop a series of money related activities to provide students with the tools they need to stay in control of their budget.

Stephen McCartney, NRC Student Support Manager commented: “We’re delighted to be able to offer the students this invaluable opportunity to learn from Barclays Bank how best to manage their all important finances, particularly in today’s economic climate. The programme covers themes such as budgeting, saving and spending in both an informative and entertaining way. Activities are based on topics that interest the students, such as food, fashion, family and independent living. They are also given information on how to build crucial skills for the future and gain knowledge of personal financial issues and controlling a budget.”

NRC Business student, Jonathan Lyons added: “This has been a great workshop and presentation; I have learned so much from this Barclays Money Skills event. We were given tips on how to budget and how to get the best out of our money and on why it’s important to consider your finances for the future.”