Through consultation with the Student Engagement and Employability department at the University of Wollongong (UOW), an opportunity was identified to build the financial literacy and entrepreneurial intelligence of select UOW students who access student support and specialist services.
We delivered a customised version of our Invest in Yourself – Exploring Money & Self Employment program to these students over five weeks at the end of 2022. The program aimed to strengthen participants’ financial literacy, explore alternative employment pathways, and develop entrepreneurial mindsets.
The delivery of the program was successful, with participants building new confidence to start a business, and developing their financial knowledge.
Aaqil Firaas Invest in Yourself participant at UOW
I was looking for a program that could help me achieve a better understanding of how to make money, manage it and invest it using the right channels. This program has helped me do just that. The program hosts were wonderful throughout and always tried to keep the participants involved through interactions and activities. I really believe SSE's program has helped me upgrade myself to the next level.
100% of participants thought SSE's program resources were very or extremely useful
57% increase in participants' understanding of financial knowledge compared to before the program
96% of participants agreed or strongly agreed that SSE's teaching was motivating
20% increase in participants' confidence to manage money and set a budget compared to before the program