Like most students due to start university or college this Autumn, those with vision impairment (VI) will be looking at how to finance their studies. And help is at hand with a new guide to getting finance-ready at university, created by MyBnk in partnership with Thomas Pocklington Trust.
Designed specifically for students with VI, Student Dosh covers everything they need to know – from banking accessibility to information on overdrafts and how to budget, including additional support on financing studies. There is also a useful ‘budget calculator’ to help students identify what money they have coming in and what they have to spend, so they can plan and manage their finances
Student Dosh is available from the Thomas Pocklington Trust website:
Tara Chattaway, Student Support Service Manager at TPT, said: “I am delighted to launch this new guide from MyBnk, which is a UK charity that delivers financial education programmes to young people.
“This thorough online guide on managing money while at university, covers loans and overdrafts and how to apply, how to make money go further and advice on accessibility options offered by banks.
“These resources complement a wide range of information that can found on our website on Disabled Students’ Allowance and how to apply, finding a place during clearing, support during COVID-19, life in Higher Education and more”.
CEO, MyBnk said: ““This project will have a big impact at a key transitional
moment. For many young people managing money at university can be challenging
and stressful. These resources will equip them with the skills, knowledge and
confidence to tackle their finances so they can enjoy their uni experience”.
Tara added: “We know starting university can be challenging under normal circumstances for anyone with vision impairment, but in the current crisis it is going to be even more difficult. This is why we have created information around a whole host of topics”.
Students who have specific concerns or questions around starting Further or Higher education can contact the team via the Student Support Line 0203 757 8040 or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
They can also join the Student Support Facebook group to gain or share advice, ask questions and connect with those going through similar situations in a positive, supportive environment.
For more information visit: www.pocklington-trust.org.uk/student-support