Money Talks @ Western U

It’s important for students to understand how to manage their money in order to avoid financial stress. Financial literacy programs are used to share knowledge about how to make responsible, informed, and effective financial decisions. Money Talks @ Western U hosts workshops and drop-in events that aim to address a variety of concepts relating to financial decision-making and wellness; more specifically, the financial components of budgeting, banking, credit, paying for school, and life after Western. 

The workshop series runs throughout the fall/winter terms, and is open to all registered students at the University. Students are usually required to sign up in advance; registration links will be posted as they become available.

Drop-in events require no registration, and are advertised through Western University’s social media channels.

Money Talks @ Western U is a collaborative effort between Student Financial Services, Housing and Ancillary Services, Wellness Education Centre, The Student Success Centre, and the University Students’ Council.

Questions? Want to get involved or request assistance with an event? Email moneytalks@uwo.ca for more information.

Workshop Series

The Money Talks @ Western U workshop series is a free program that provides Western students with the opportunity to sign up for workshops that cover various aspects of financial decision-making and wellness.

Both entry-level (“101”) and expert-led (“102”) workshops will be available for sign-up via the Western Connect website. Workshops are one hour in length, and can be taken at any point (no existing prerequisites or mandatory workshops).

Participation in the program will be acknowledged on a student’s Co-Curricular Record. Following completion of at least five workshops (two of which must be expert-led) and a short reflection activity, students will receive a Letter of Accomplishment signed by Lynn Logan, Vice-President (Operations & Finance). If you have finished at least five workshops (with at least two that were expert-led), please email moneytalks@uwo.ca to complete the short reflection activity. Letters of Accomplishment are issued via Western Connect at the end of the academic year.

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New this year!

PennyDrops, in collaboration with Money Talks @ Western U, is celebrating Financial Literacy Month with a 4-part workshop series – join expert lecturers, trained by the Canadian Credit Counselling Society, to learn about a variety of concepts relating to financial decision-making and wellness!

This workshop series is a free program that provides Western students with the opportunity to sign up for workshops that cover four areas of financial wellness: Budgeting, Credit, Money Hacks, and Banking/Investing. As with the regular workshop series, participation in the program will be acknowledged on a student's Co-Curricular Record by Money Talks @ Western U at the end of the school year.

Space is limited, so sign up today – dinner will be provided! Questions/concerns? Please contact uwo@pennydrops.org.

Dates:                See below for October and November offerings

Time:                  5:30 – 7:30PM

Location:           UCC 377

Note: Each workshop is offered three (3) times - please feel welcome to sign up for one of each using the event links below:

 

 

 

 

Stay tuned for details on winter term offerings from Money Talks @ Western U in January 2020!