Thursday 1 February 2018

Plan for tomorrow - start today

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As part of our commitment to encouraging and enabling colleagues to take responsibility for their wellbeing, we are delighted to launch a programme of financial education and wellbeing seminars. Colleagues can access information on budgeting, debt, saving, pensions and investments to help build a secure future and plan for retirement. Small changes that you could make now, could give you greater choice and flexibility later in your career.

Financial education and wellbeing

One in four employees said that concerns about finance had affected their ability to do their job, according to research published by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). The report highlights that the effects of money worries upon employees are lost sleep (19%) and finding it hard to concentrate whilst at work (10%). Taking the first step to wrestle back control of money problems can reduce stress and improve wellbeing.

Providing good quality financial information that can be accessed at a time when colleagues can make changes, can lead to flexibility and choice in later life over how many hours they wish to work and when they want to retire.

In conjunction with Close Brothers we are delighted to launch a programme of financial education and wellbeing seminars, helping you learn more about ways to make the most of your money, juggle conflicting financial priorities and invest for your future.

The seminars below are specifically tailored to match the information you need at each stage of your career.


Early career

If you are in your early career, you can choose from the following seminars:

Making the most of your money

  • Understanding your current position
  • Saving money
  • Budgeting, debt and saving
  • Student loans
  • Buying/renting your first home
  • Using your NTU benefits

There are 25 places available on Wednesday 28 February, 3 pm - 5 pm, Newton N44, City Campus. Book your place.

Budgeting, debt and savings

  • The power of budgeting and managing debt
  • 'Bad' debt v 'Good' debt
  • Student loans
  • Getting a mortgage
  • Savings and rainy day choices
  • Using your NTU benefits

There are 25 places available on Wednesday 28 February, 1 pm - 2 pm, Newton N25, City Campus. Book your place.

Please note, that it is not necessary to attend both seminars as 'Budgeting, debt and saving' is included in the two-hour seminar.



If you are mid-career and would like to learn about ways to make the most of your pensions, savings and investments then this seminar will be of interest to you.

Building a secure future

  • Financial planning
  • Lifetime savings choices
  • Budgeting
  • Protection
  • Saving more into your pension
  • Using your NTU benefits to save money

There are 25 places available on Monday 26 February, 9 am - 11 am, Newton LT7, City Campus. Book your place.


Approaching retirement 

If you are approaching retirement this seminar covers the key financial information that you will need to consider as well as the ideas and discussion about the best ways to make the most out of the next chapter of your life.

Retirement planning

  • What you can expect from your state pension
  • When to take your pension and how to decide the best options for you and your family
  • Consideration of the impact on your health, relationships, routine and social interaction
  • How to deal with the transition from work to retirement
  • What to do to find fulfilment in retirement

There are 25 places available on Monday 12 March, 9.30 am - 4.30 pm, ABK 107, Clifton Campus. Book your place.



You can find out more information about the seminars and make a booking by clicking the links, which will take you to the NTU Close Brothers website. Register using your NTU or personal email address.

On the NTU Close Brothers website you will find useful calculators for budget planning, pension saving and retirement planning which you can access from your home computer or mobile.


Future seminars

We will be scheduling more sessions in the summer and will release the dates as soon as they are available.

If you have any further questions or would like to register your interest for future seminars, please email Jo Roy.

You can also access confidential counselling and support through the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).

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