The Financial Review


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Guest Lectures from Industry Experts

Over the past few weeks, the Accounting, Finance and Law subject community have been busy with a variety of guest speakers. Firstly, we had Christina Strang, a Graphologist, who came in to speak to our students on the…

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The Financial Education Project Team

Last week a team of our level 5 students delivered financial education classes to children at St Edwards Prep school in Cheltenham.  The workshops were designed in association with a charity called Redstart Educate who aim to teach financial…

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Level 6 Laser Tag Event

Last night our level 6 students along with some of the Accounting and Finance Lecturers braved the freezing temperatures and played laser tag in Gloucester.  A great night was had by all with Ben winning overall…….although the Lecturers I am…

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Perception of Wealth

When a sports car speeds down the street one of the thoughts that many people will have is ‘whoever is driving that car must be wealthy’. We associate wealth with physical property, a car, clothes, or a holiday…

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Pensions

Pensions. Everyone’s heard of them. It’s a source of income at retirement and could sometimes be the only one. But what exactly is a pension and what benefits do they offer? According to Aviva (2018) and Legal &…

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Welcome to 2019

And what a busy year it looks set to be……Brexit is only weeks away and still no sign of a deal. Markets are volatile and many businesses are sitting tight waiting for the outcome. Much speculation is being…

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Investing and the risks?

Investing, a way to make money by being smart rather than working hard. Investing is a brilliant way to make money, with the chance to return a substantial amount upon that invested. People assume that investing is only…

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Mortgages

For the majority of students, the prospect of getting a mortgage is daunting. The thought that soon enough, we will be moving outside the comforts of our family home and having to pay for ourselves can be frightening….

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Student Loans – How do they work?

The first topic to be introduced as part of our Personal Finance feature is UK student loans and how they work. There is a common misconception amongst students surrounding tuition fees and the copious amount of ‘debt’ that…

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