Edtech platform Blackbullion has partnered with University Academy 92 (UA92) in a move that puts financial education into the mainstream curriculum.
UA92 is the game-changer higher education offer based in Manchester, co-founded by the legendary Class of 92 – Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, Nicky Butt, Paul Scholes and Phil Neville – and Lancaster University who will also award the degrees.
In this collaboration, Blackbullion’s financial education platform will be available to all students, to supplement the financial literacy module as part of UA92’s innovative Target Talent Curriculum – a new breed of education model that places character and personal development at the core of the learning experience, with a strong emphasis on work ethic. Target Talent themes are developed through induction activities, specific themed modules and embedded activities within academic subject modules, and includes resilience, health and well-being and career preparedness.
Vivi Friedgut, founder and CEO of Blackbullion comments, “Our research shows that the majority of student support teams want financial capability to become part of the core curriculum. So for a higher education provider to do this is a major step, at a time when once again, the conversation around money literacy is gaining real momentum. We’re thrilled that an organisation as progressive, future-focused and frankly, inspirational, as UA92, is blazing the trail on this.”
Blackbullion was founded by Vivi Friedgut in 2014, who, coming out of a career in wealth management, saw the positive impact of financial education and wanted to make it more accessible. Today, the London based start-up delivers just-in-time learning platform, equipping students with new money-ready skills and underpinning financial solutions with education at all stages. Blackbullion recently integrated its first fintech solution via its funding application launch.
Steph Petrou, Student Well-Being Officer from UA92 adds, “Vivi and the Blackbullion team share a strong message of empowering young people to make educated decisions about their finances, so they can design a life they love. This speaks to the core of the UA92 ethos – we’re about unlocking potential and facilitating personal development. A healthy relationship with money is a huge part of this so we’re delighted to partner with Blackbullion and give our students access to world-class financial education.”
Blackbullion is currently available to over 700,000 students across the UK, Australia and New Zealand, with partner universities, including King’s College London, Liverpool John Moores, the University of Edinburgh, and the University of South Australia.