Making money moves: Stocks, Crypto + Cash

This is a Finance and accounting Subject Spotlight with Paul Bentley from University of Law. An interactive, cinematic course taster experience to allow students to gain insights into what it's like to study Finance and accounting.

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Join Paul Bentley as he explores the world of personal finance, with a particular spotlight on understanding finance and the stock markets, exploring currency and the logic behind investing. He’ll also be posing an interactive activity for you to tackle, which will heighten your awareness of the world of personal finance!

About The University of Law

The University of Law is a specialist education institution offering law related qualifications and professional training. The university is the largest law school in the UK and was founded in 1876. The University of Law has nine campuses across the UK in Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford, Leeds, London, Manchester, Nottingham and Sheffield. It also has an international campus in Hong Kong. Uniquely, the University of Law also delivers law programmes at a number of partnered universities across the country, including the University of Exeter and the University of Liverpool.

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Paul Bentley

Paul Bentley is an active Financial Market trader who entered his first trading floor in 1995 at Garban Securities, Adelaide House, London Bridge, initially introduced to the 'Bunds' desk. He has remained within the 'Square mile' trading several financial instruments, which is currently dominated by Derivative and equity positions. For the past twelve years Paul has work with educational companies teaching absolute beginners how to make a second income trading the financial markets. In 2016 he was asked by the Financial times to quote on his routine trading the Brexit vote and was subsequently published: Earlier this year Paul worked at ULAW Manchester Campus delivering the Personal Finance module.

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