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OP shares financial insights for independent living

Pocklington School welcomed back OP Katherine Tilsed (16-18) to offer her advice to Sixth Form students on managing finances and independent living after leaving home.
22 May 2023
General News

Katherine Tilsed (16-18), Education Officer with the Young People’s team at The Money Charity, came into school in April to talk to sixth formers about managing finance once they leave home to live independently as a student, apprentice, or employee.

Katherine, who studied English at King’s College London, started working for The Money Charity in November 2022 having previously worked in SEN and healthcare marketing.

The charity she is now involved with is the UK’s Financial Capability Charity which provides information and advice to young people and adults throughout the UK. Katherine works in the Young People’s team managing a team of consultants to deliver workshops across the country. Katherine also does some of the workshop delivery herself.

In her talk to Lower Sixth students, Katherine spoke about her own experiences at Pocklington, the transition to university and the working world, and the financial implications of living independently at university and beyond.

Katherine said: “My work has proved how vital financial education is to young people and how it is important that they feel prepared with the information and tools they need to manage their finances independently when they leave school. It was a pleasure to come back to school to speak to the students this morning, they were lovely; I hope they found the talk helpful.”

Helen Alexander, Deputy Head of Sixth Form said: “Katherine gave a brilliant talk; she went through her journey from Pocklington to her current job and gave some sound financial advice for future independence once the students leave home!”

Tim Morris, Head of Sixth Form commented: “Fantastic to hear – we are really appreciative of her coming in!”

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