As part of Scottish Financial Education Week (20-24 March 2017), University of Edinburgh Business School is hosting a seminar and interactive webinar focusing on supporting and developing young adult financial capability.


Seminar: Supporting and developing young adult financial capability

📅23 March 2017
09:45 - 12:00 (2 hours 15 minutes)


The seminar draws on insights into factors helping and hindering the development of young adult financial capability from analysis of the UK Financial Capability Survey and perspectives which include the challenges associated with further education, transitions to adulthood and debt. Scottish Financial Education Week is supported by Scottish Government and the Scottish Financial Capability Partnership and is focusing on children, young people and young adults.

Speakers will include representatives from Money Advice Service, University of Edinburgh Business School, Young Scot, Money Advice Scotland, Lloyds Banking Group, UK Youth and students from Edinburgh and Stirling Universities.

The seminar is a free, ticketed event. Places are limited so please register at the bottom of the page.

Please note that individuals unable to attend in person can still participate via the webinar.

Register for the webinar only

Seminar Programme

09:45: Coffee/tea

10:00: Welcome and Introduction: Michael Royce

Financial Capability Policy & Proposition Manager, Money Advice Service

10:05: Insights from Young Adults Financial Capability ‘Deep dive’ Analysis

Tina Harrison, University of Edinburgh Business School

10:25: Real life – Financial Education and the Transition to Adulthood

Hilary Kidd, Young Scot and Shannon Goundry, University of Stirling

10:35: Young Adults and Debt

Pat Sproul, Money Advice Scotland

10:45: Money for Life: Moving to Independent Living

Lloyds Banking Group and UK Youth

10:55: Young Adults’ Ideas to Improve Financial Capability

Financial Services Marketing Student Group (UEBS)

11:05: Panel Discussion (including webinar participants)

Chaired by Michael Royce, Money Advice Service

11:35: Closing remarks

Michael Royce, Money Advice Service

Seminar Organisers

Professor Tina Harrison and Dr Caroline Marchant.


Conference Room
University of Edinburgh Business School
29 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, Lothian EH8 9JS, United Kingdom

Further information


👤 Events team
📞 0131 651 5326