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Unique IDSU0158
Application Details
Entrant Club(s):The Investment Society
Entry completed by:Kate Woollett
Club Role:Vice-President
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Category SelectionReminder that events and initiatives must have occurred in the eligible period: 7 September 2020 to 12 September 2021
Which category is this nomination for?Best Academic Programme 2021
Name of event or initiative:The Investment Society Academic Programme 2021
Brief overview of the event or initiative:

The mission of the Investment Society is to educate the next generation of investors. The programme this year included academic tutorials to support ECON/FINC students, but also included practical workshops and networking events, providing our members and other students with education around financial basics and inspiring an interest in investing.

What were the aims of the event or initiative?

To provide members and students with access to a range of investment/financially based workshops and events. These aim to educate students and give them the knowledge required to make more informed decisions regarding life after university, personal finances, the professional world and retirement.

How did you make it happen?

Working with our incredible sponsors INFINZ, PMG, Sharesies, Cambridge Partners and more, we were able to put on such great academic events for our members, expanding their financial knowledge and enabling them to make more informed future financial decisions. Of course, none of our events would come together without the work of our executive team, especially our events team and our academic director who puts on fantastic academic tutorials.

How did you make it better?

The programme was improved this year through the introduction of two new workshops, How to Network with INFINZ and How to Invest in Property at a Young Age with PMG. Both of these events were different to our regular events providing attendees and members with a broader education in these areas.

How did you show your commitment to sustainability?

Our commitment to sustainability as a club is shown through hosting many of our events on campus, by doing this we are able to take advantage of UCSA catering. This significantly reduces the use of single use cups and plates. We also provide access to all of the slides for our events such as tutorials online to reduce printing.