We can't wait to welcome you to Andover College in September! 

We have created this interactive page to give you a sense of what studying Finance at Andover College is like. Scroll down to have a go at the various activities the department has provided, including a research project, word search and practice assessments. 

We would love to see your ideas and results so please send them back to andoverapplicantwelcome@sparsholt.ac.uk with 'Finance' as the email heading!  

Check out the pictures of all the trips and extra-curriculum activities our students get to experience along with all the help and support we can provide through our experienced Careers and Health & Wellbeing teams. 

New Activities!

Take a look at these new activities and watch the recommended video below. 

New 10 pound note with Jane Austen - Here. 

On the 200th anniversary of her death - the new, plastic, Jane Austen £10 note has been formally unveiled.Jane Austen died in Winchester in 1817 and is buried in the north aisle of the Cathedral. The new note "will recognise her universal appeal and enduring contribution to English literature", Winchester Cathedral said in a statement concerning the launch.The new £10 note has new security features built in to it.The New £10 Note: Issued 14th September 2017.

Welcome to the Course!

Your lecturer Wendy has put together an interactive presentation to introduce you to Financial Studies. Make sure you take a look at the activities included and email them back to us with 'Financial Studies' as the email header. 

Once you have watched the presentation have a go at the research activity, crossword and word search below and be sure to check out the careers and progressions document for an idea of what you could do after your time at Andover College!

Video included in presentation, slide 16: 

Your Progression Options!

Throughout your time at Andover college we will actively encourage and support you in achieving your next steps, be that higher education at university or entering into the world of work. As a Financial Studies student your course will give you a whole host of valuable skills for your future - take a look at just some of the career avenues open to you below!

Progression PowerPoint

Test your Knowledge!

Think you know your risk averse behaviour from risk tolerant? Have a go at the interactive quiz below - try not to look at the answers and see how well you can do! 

Guest Speakers, Trips and Activities!

We love getting guest speakers in at Andover College as they can provide students with an invaluable insight into their future prospects and act as inspiration for the future! Take a look at some of the activities arranged throughout the year for Financial Studies students by the department. 

Guest Speakers, Trips and Activities

Additional Resources 

Interested in learning more about various financial topics and what careers are available following college? Take a look at the playlist below and make sure you search for Martin Lewis videos on YouTube as he can provide many interesting and informative videos on a variety of subjects. 

Download the Martin Lewis 'Money Matters' textbook and take a look at the various topics it includes, many will be explored further during your course. Here. 

Take a look at the London Institute of Banking and Finance to stay up-to-date with new developments in the sector - here. 

Have a look at the various topics included on the Money Saving Expert website - here. 

Read: How to devise a budget here. 

Read: Lenders kick start mortgage deals here. 

Once you have looked at these resources why not test your knowledge by answering the below questions; 

  • Write down a list of the types of borrowing products available to consumers. E.g. Credit cards

  • Write down a list of  the types of savings accounts available to consumers E.g. ISA Account

The Open University has a wealth of resources and free courses available for you to have a go at. Take a look at the three resources below in particular; 

Our Courses: 

Level 3 Certificate/Diploma in Financial Studies (1-2 Years) 

Careers Guidance 

Our careers guidance aims to expand the horizons of all students enabling you to make informed career decisions in order to progress both during and after college. 

Carol is our dedicated Careers Advisor for Andover College! 

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We also have our Sun Progression Mentor Anna! 

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Anna works alongside the Southern Universities Network (SUN) to help students recognise the routes of progression available to them, and to continue their journey in education! 

We recently launched the new Careers Hub located in the College library so come and say hello to Carol and Anna! 

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Social Media 

We love to post about all our students on our platforms including their achievements, trips and excellent work - take a look at some of the highlights below and make sure you follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube! 

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Student wellbeing and support 

At Andover College we understand that starting college in these uncertain times can be daunting and we aim to make this process as simple as possible. 

We have a dedicated team that provide our students with any additional support they need including; 

  • Counselling 
  • Carer support 
  • Childcare support 
  • Confidential one-to-one services 

We have also recently introduced two new members to the wellbeing team ... Arlo and Romeo the Therapy Dogs!

Arlo and Romeo are part of the continued effort from Andover College to consistently improve on and add to provisions for students. They are based on campus with their owners throughout term.

Research has shown that students are significantly less stressed and anxious, and even have increased happiness and energy, immediately following spending time in a drop-in session with a dog present. What good boys!

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Not already applied?

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