Our Digital Industries students have taken part in a range of sessions aimed at increasing their financial knowledge, delivered by HSBC.
HSBC staff visited the College and worked with a range of classes in the Digital Industries department to improve their money management abilities.
The College received a Smart Money Award from HSBC to mark the completion of the sessions.
“It was really rewarding being able to connect with students and share the presentations.”
The programme covered the following four topics:
• Kickstart your finances – which highlighted how adult life brings many opportunities, but keeping track of finances can be a challenge. This session looked at budgeting and how to make the most of your money.
• Moving out of home – a rundown of what you need to know when you’re moving out for the first time. This included how to avoid getting hit with any unexpected bills and understanding what you can afford.
• Starting your career – focused on useful information when looking for or starting your first job. This covered everything from planning for that first interview to understanding what is on offer and budgeting when accepting the role.
• How to stand out – a session dedicated to applications including a breakdown of CVs in general and aimed to demystify online applications. The session included application hints and tips from an employer’s perspective to give an insight into what is looked for.
Kat Jackson, Digital Industries Tutorial Team Leader, said: “The HSBC sessions have been priceless, ensuring students know the importance of what they spend money on, how to save ‘for a rainy day’ using apps and modern budgeting tools. The students really engaged with the sessions and are hopefully taking the information on board and starting their financial futures.”
Julie Ashcroft, Local Director, Doncaster Local Market, HSBC Bank UK, said: “It was really rewarding being able to connect with students and share the presentations. Helping to build financial skills and increase awareness is key to building financial confidence and capability.
“We worked with different classes and age groups and used our age relevant material in the presentations to support the financial skills you teach within the curriculum. The students seemed to enjoy the sessions and asked lots of questions about banking and budgeting and how to manage money better.”
Last updated: 29th September 2023
Originally posted on: 5th September 2023