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MSE launches ‘Academoney’ financial education course with the Open University

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Partnership with the Open University  

Tim Blackman, vice-chancellor of the Open University, said: “The Open University has, for over 50 years, built strong partnerships to help make education open for all. As we look ahead to economic recovery and rebuilding financial resilience for economies and individuals, improving financial education and access to it is more important than ever.

“Our relationship with MoneySavingExpert and Martin Lewis is based on a shared commitment and passion to inform and educate people to help change their lives for the better.

“Our OpenLearn platform, home to more than 950 free learning courses, is the ideal home for MSE’s Academy of Money and we look forward to another success together.”

Martin Upton, senior lecturer in finance at the Open University and lead academic on the MSE’s Academy of Money course, added: “There is clear evidence of the need to improve the public’s capability and confidence when it comes to money management.

“This was true before the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and, sadly, the consequences of the current crisis have reinforced this need by piling further financial pressure on millions of households.

“It’s great news that the Open University has teamed up with Martin Lewis and his MoneySavingExpert team to provide this free online course on all the major aspects of personal finance. The course is fun to study and, importantly, it will help adults of all ages improve their financial knowledge and money management skills.”