Monday, 3 April 2017

Free Place on Professional Fellowship for our MOOC alumni

Financial Health Fellowship - looking for the best ideas to tackle financial exclusion and exploitation 
**Free place available for a Money and Society MOOC graduate**
1.7 million adults remain unbanked in Britain today. Only 41% of British households are saving, while 12 million people lack access to affordable credit. Financial exclusion damages mental and physical health, undermines social relationships and can affect households’ ability to fulfil basic needs such as food and heating. We can and need to do better than this.
 Financial Health Fellowship brings together the Finance Innovation Labs experience incubating innovation and Toynbee Halls expertise tackling financial exclusion and exploitation across the UK.
The six-month Fellowship programme, running May to November 2017, is designed for start-up businesses, but we also welcome applications from later-stage innovators facing significant change and innovators within existing financial organisations who want to repurpose a product or service to support financial health. It will boost strategic know-how, transform leadership skills and prepare Fellows to scale their businesses. You can find out more here. 
IFLAS at the University of Cumbria is delighted to host the retreats of the fellowship in our beautiful Lake District campus. We have an active research programme on the topic of currency innovation for sustainable development and outreach via our free Money and Society online course.
If you did that course then if you are accepted on this competitive programme, you can attend the fellowship for free. The Finance Lab are looking for people with the best ideas to address financial exclusion and exploitation, offering access to fairly priced financial products that are easy to understand and control, and support people’s financial welfare.
Apply now! Deadline: midnight 10 April 2017.
MOOC graduates – write “MOOC” in the contribution box of the application form. One free place is reserved for a MOOC alumnus who fulfils all of the Fellowship selection criteria, to be selected at the Fellowship team's discretion. 
Wonder what IFLAS does on this topic? See our paper for the United Nations on currency innovation, and this interview about the MOOC with Professor Bendell.

IFLAS is also celebrating the 10th Anniversary of our University's formation with a free summit on monetary reform and currency innovation, at our London Campus. 60 alumni of the MOOC will be attending (only MOOC alumni may attend).

The summit occurs during our 5 day residential course on sustainable exchange. There is still time to enrol for the non credit bearing option here.

Join some of our past students, including many currency innovators...

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