Being literate in learning and living well

“In later life we look at things in a more practical way in full conformity with the rest of society, but adolescence is the only period which we learn anything.” [Proust]   Guest Blog by Pete Quinn, Independent Consultant adept in managing equality, diversity...

New Video Player

As part of our efforts to provide impactful learning experiences for students, we’re delivering a new video player for the Blackbullion platform. We have introduced a content playlist to help users track their progress, and provide greater visibility over the learning...

CPD-certification for our partner workshops

Blackbullion has been growing at an exciting rate since our inception in 2015. Since then, we have strived to assist Student Support Services give students the financial education they need to feel empowered and in control of their financial destiny whilst at...

The Money House Box – Campaign Highlights

Students and rented accommodation Data obtained from a recent Freedom of Information request found that more than 17,000 students are in a precarious situation when it comes to their housing. In fact, there has been a 16% rise in those facing housing debt...

Accessibility update

At Blackbullion we aim to produce content that is informative, engaging, and accessible. We have been working on a number of changes to ensure that all users, including those with disabilities, can fully access our learning content.   We have integrated a number of...

Blackbullion’s approach to Learning Gain

What is learning gain? Learning gain has traditionally been defined and measured in a number of different ways (HEFCE, 2015). The Higher Education Funding Council England (HEFCE) currently defines learning gain as follows: “...the difference between the skills,...

Aussie girl comes home… well, just for a little while

Our Founder, Vivi Friedgut, is attending the ISANA/ANZSAA National Higher Education Conference in the Gold Coast this week. We asked her to tell us more about how she ended up leaving sunny Sydney to hustle in drizzly London. And how she found her way back home as a...

Tax module released

A recent survey conducted at the University of Hertfordshire shows that out of 1,715 students, 85% are interested to understand taxes. Our product and content production is driven by feedback from users and this module is no exception. We collaborated...

Is financial resilience a factor in student success?

How can universities aid students’ financial resilience? Summary of the Blackbullion tweet chat. Thursday, October 12, 1-2pm #BBuniversity. Blackbullion was joined by a distinguished panel of experts, and participants from the higher education sector, as...

Blackbullion Tweet Chat: Thursday, 12 October, 1-2pm

Is financial resilience a factor in student success: how can universities aid students’ financial resilience? The cost of studying at university is at an all-time high, with tuition fees now topping £9,000 per year in the UK and maintenance grants for...

Things We Learned at our Workshop

Our clients are at the heart of the Blackbullion story. Once a year we get together to share ideas, analyse the previous year and map out the next one. This year, we met on Wednesday 12th July in Leeds and here are three things we learned:  ...

Predict Your Future by Creating it

Two events, separated by 12 hours, representing opposite ends of the same problem. On Tuesday night I was privileged to address the Pensions Management Institute’s AGM. The topic was “Shift Happens; Millennials & Pensions, now what?” I spoke of how...

12 ways to support international students

According to Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), international students contributed £4.2 billion of tuition fee income – making up 12.7% of universities’ total income and 29% of fee income. They are a boon for institutions and a boon for local...

Blackbullion’s road to Oz

In every space and every sector we find the pioneers. The innovators. The ones who see the world of tomorrow and want to get ahead of it. The Universities Australia conference is a place filled with these people. The ones who see that education the silver...

Engaging students: 3 ways in 30 days

Attending AMOSSHE is always a great learning experience for us. Not only do we get to catch up with our partners, but also discover and learn about the latest trends, challenges and objectives. This year’s AMOSSHE Winter Conference theme was ‘Engaging...

Welcome Team Surrey!

We are delighted to welcome the University of Surrey to our growing Blackbullion family! Last week, we spoke to the Student Money and Housing Team to find out their plans for the year. BB: Welcome Team Surrey! Can you tell us who everyone is? UoS: The...

Without financial dignity there can be no freedom

Other people may not quite get why we do what we do. After all “students are already in so much debt, why bother”. But we know that nothing can be more empowering than giving students a feeling of control over their finance. If embedded within their...

Financial Literacy – How I see it

From the short time that I have been at Blackbullion, from memories past of being a student that qualified for hardship loans and getting to grips with my own personal finances (still not got a pension aged 37! Ed Note: get that sorted) I have begun to...

Life as a student is becoming even more challenging

Student maintenance grants are to be replaced with higher loans and regardless of statistics – it’s clear – life as a student is becoming even more challenging The scrapping of maintenance grants is just another obstacle which poorer students now face...

Financial Capability Updates

Financial Capability Updates

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