Overview: This box provides an introduction to student fees and finance, the costs associated with being a university student and current loan repayment plans, as well as interactive activities that provide the opportunity to learn how to budget for a weekly shop effectively.
Time required: Individual activities can be selected for timeframes as short as 15 mins but we provide a selection of lesson plans lasting 1 hour 30 mins, 1 hour 45 mins, 2 hours and 2 hours 15 mins.
Classroom requirements: Table space for students to work on, preferably group tables accommodating up to 6 students. Presentation facilities to show PowerPoints is essential.
Printed copies of a weekly meal planner
Whiteboards, pens and erasers
Terms and conditions of borrowing a box
Terms and Conditions
This document sets out the terms and conditions for schools utilising Loughborough University’s HE Unboxed programme. The following terms and conditions apply to all of the boxes within the HE Unboxed programme.
Allocated time per box:
In order to ensure we can reach as many schools as possible, schools may have an HE Unboxed activity on their premises for a maximum of two weeks at a time. By agreeing to these terms and conditions, schools agree to adhere to these timescales.
Boxes should be returned by the date agreed with the WP team. Unless alternative collection arrangements are made, the boxes are to be returned using the labels provided at the cost of the booking school. If for some reason the labels are missing – the box should be posted to the following address:
School and College Liaison Team
Student Recruitment, Marketing and Admissions
Damaged or missing items:
Each box includes an equipment list required to successfully run the activity, if the box is found to be missing equipment, or if any of the equipment is found to be damaged, the WP team reserves the right to ask schools to cover the cost of replacements.
Please note, that Items marked with an asterisk (*) are classed as consumables and do not need to be replenished by schools.
Use of items:
All equipment provided through HE Unboxed has passed Loughborough University’s required safety checks, and where required, safety equipment has been provided. Therefore, Loughborough University is not responsible for any injuries that may occur whilst using the equipment within HE Unboxed activity.
The resources and materials provided should not be reproduced or redistributed beyond your own school without the permission of Loughborough University.