Birmingham City University (BCU) has become the first higher education institution in Birmingham to partner with Blackbullion, the financial education innovator.
BCU’s 24,000 students will shortly have access to Blackbullion’s learning platform as will prospective students. The aim of the partnership is to ultimately help students gain the money skills they need to raise their financial confidence and knowledge, in turn enabling them to better understand and manage their day-to-day financial situation throughout their studies and beyond graduation.
On confirming a partnership with Blackbullion, Kate Waugh, Deputy Director of Student Affairs stated:
“We know that difficulties with money can have a significant impact on a student wellbeing, progress, and attainment at university. We believe that our partnership with Blackbullion will give our students the confidence to manage their money successfully whilst at university and after graduation, and enable them to enjoy their time studying with us.”
As a result of BCU’s investment and commitment to enhancing their student experience, students (and staff) will gain access to tailored financial education and tools designed to develop students’ understanding of key money topics like budgeting, savings, debt management and university specific issues like student fees and funding.
Continuing their long-held tradition of ensuring a great educational experience for all students, BCU aims to deploy the Blackbullion service to have a positive impact on the financial resilience, mental health and overall wellbeing of students.
“We are so happy to welcome Birmingham City University’ students into our growing community” says Vivi Friedgut, CEO of Blackbullion “we believe that student success rests on three key elements; mental health, physical health and financial health and we are proud to be the financial education supplier of choice for so many universities across the UK. BCU’s forward thinking attitude to student success is welcomed and we are excited to have the opportunity to work with the team.”
About Birmingham City University
Birmingham City University (BCU) has partnered with Blackbullion, the financial education solution equipping students with money skills for life, to enhance their support for students.
The University, gained university status in 1992 established in 1823, is renowned for its commitment to improving opportunities across the West Midlands and for ensuring a great educational experience for all students.
BCU is proud of their commitment to reinforcing knowledge with practical experience as evidenced by their commitment to industry partnerships. They have a strong Employability focus and a forward-thinking attitude to student success.
Birmingham City University’s students will shortly have access to the entirety of the Blackbullion’s learning platform as will prospective students.
Blackbullion is an award winning EdTech company on a mission to make the world money smart.
With almost 30 clients, in 3 countries, Blackbullion is deployed across multiple student service departments to maximise student success through enhancing retention, recruitment and diversity initiatives. It is our goal to ensure engaging and effective financial education is embedded at every point where people and money intersect on campus. Learn more at blackbullion.com.