Evidence type: Evaluation i
Information about the programme design and rationale
Evidence about Financial Capability outcomes for programme participants
Evidence that the Financial Capability outcomes were caused by the programme
Evidence about programme implementation, feasibility, and piloting
Evidence about relative costs and benefits of the programme
Through their previous engagement with young adults to understand attitudes to credit and debt, Young Scot found that those transitioning to further and higher education often lacked understanding and awareness of the financial support available to them. In order to investigate this further, Young Scot – funded by the Money Advice Service – developed and delivered a Scotland-wide student-led investigation. It ran from early 2017 to March 2018 and aimed to identify the financial capability support and interventions that existed for further and higher education students across Scotland. Young Scot recruited a group of young people aged between 17 and 23 to form a Student Investigation Panel (SIP), who co-designed the project from planning through to delivery to evaluation.
Northern Star supported the evaluation of the SaveStudySpend project. The evaluation aimed to explore whether the project led to the two key intended outcomes that were in its Ttheory of Cchange. These were:
The outcomes evaluation aimed to measure the following Theory of Change outcomes:
The evaluation comprised of both a process and outcomes evaluation. The process evaluation focused on the implementation of the project by the young people in the SIP. SIP members collected data using pre and post-intervention online questionnaires and participative workshops. There were ten questionnaire responses at the start of the project and six at the end.
For the outcomes evaluation, the SIP gathered data through six workshops with students and through secondary research. It aimed to address the following research questions:
The SIP investigation focussed on the following research questions:
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