As part of the University of Lincoln Summer Festival of Learning, the Lincoln Student Managed Investment Fund (LSMIF) delivered an inspirational session entitled ‘Get Rich Quick as a Student: A guide to making money through investment’
On the 23rd June, members of the LSMIF leadership team led the three and a half hour experience, providing a snapshot of an investment process whilst sharing top tips for investing new comers. All the latest market trends were also covered, including ESG and Cryptocurrencies which, whilst being fresh and incredibly popular, are also dangerously volatile. With questions encouraged, there was the opportunity for participants from across the University to gain a level of understanding depending on individual experience.
At the end of the event, certificates were awarded to commemorate LSMIF members’ end of year ‘graduation’ whilst everyone who attended received a participation certificate. James Stenson, President of the LSMIF, is also pictured proudly holding their PQ Magazine Student Body of the Year trophy.
James comments: “Our presentation and guide on investment was a way to expand and enhance the knowledge of our current LSMIF cohort, whilst also inviting the greater University community to attend to further their insight and development into the world of investments.
“We covered a wide variety of topics, including how to start investing as a student and what type of accounts should be opened to facilitate this. My colleagues went into depth on how to screen equities and the future markets including cryptocurrencies. The event was a great success and the feedback received has been very positive as a whole.
“We hope everyone enjoyed the event and we look forward to putting on more events in the future. LSMIF wants to provide a financial education beyond academia to all students interested.”
Balys Elsbergas, a second year Business and Finance student from the EU, praised the cohesiveness of the Summer Festival: “..it has brought together like minded proactive students aiming to shape their future, learning to invest for a secure pension, through ISA stocks and shares and cryptocurrency. We discussed ways to mitigate carbon emissions for a greener environment. The summer festival helps us explore our goals for the future. I learned many new techniques for investment and had a great day”.
Jordan Cooling, Financial Analyst for LSMIF, reflected on his time within the society, adding: “Being part of LSMIF was one of my greatest experiences at university, it gives you the opportunity to learn new skills you wouldn’t otherwise have been exposed to and is great way to boost your confidence and make you more employable. This workshop has equipped me with more knowledge and expanded my interests.”
Dr Hao Quach, from the Department of Accountancy, Finance and Economics praised participants, commenting: “I am delighted to see my students who have developed their professional skills to a high standard now inspiring new students via their session as part of the Festival of Learning. Many of the LSMIF members have now received a certificate of completion and will graduate from the University this summer.
“I firmly believe that their wide and varied experiences available to them as part of the LSMIF will have been an asset, equipping them well as they seek further education or employment.”