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Keith Houghton

Head of student funding service, Kingston University.

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Overview

Keith has been head of the university's Student Funding Service since March 2009, but has been at the university since 2000, when he was appointed its first ever student money adviser. He has in-depth specialist knowledge of UK student funding issues, including grants, loans and bursaries.

The Student Funding Service employs experienced money advisers who help individuals with all student money matters, including claiming benefits and managing debt.

The service offers one-to-one confidential appointments to discuss budget plans and money worries as well as drop-in, email and phone information and advice services.

 

Qualifications

Year gained Subject
2009 PG Diploma in MAnagement Studies (Distinction), Kingston University.
2003 MA (Dist), Advice and Paralegal work, London Metropoilitan.
1997 BSc (Hons) Economics and Law, Brunel University.

Career Highlights

Year Position held
2009 - Head of Student Funding Service, Kingston University.
2008- 2009 Acting Head of Student Funding Service.
2005-2008 Deputy Head, Student Funding Service.
2000-2005 Student Money Adviser, Kingston University.

Research

Author of "Manage your student finances now" (Vermillion, 2003).

Contributor to "Student support and benefits handbook" and "Debt advice handbook" (both published by Child Poverty Action Group).  

Media Highlights

Regular panellist on student finance, BBC Radio 4 Moneybox Live.

Conference Highlights

Keith regularly presents and runs workshops at NASMA (National Association of Student Money Advisers) conferences on areas including student support and technical aspects of the student support regulations. He also regularly makes presentations to sixth form advisers in London and the South East.

Key Industry Roles

Chair of the National Association of Student Money Advisers from 2002-2006 (www.nasma.org.uk)

Training Officer (vice chair) of NASMA from 2000-2002.

Student Advice Centre Co-ordinator - Southampton Solent Students' Union 1998-2000.

 

 

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