Is your bank balance looking pretty slim? Or maybe you’re close to maxing out your overdraft?

Rather than living off baked beans until you leave university for the summer, National Student Money Week is taking place from Monday, February 11th until Friday, February 15th, 2013.

With Shrove Tuesday, Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day taking place during the week, the University of Lincoln, one of the event’s partners, is aiming to promote awareness of money management whilst at university.

A number of events are taking place throughout the week, including a Clothes Swap on Wednesday, February 13th and a Valentine’s DIY fair, in which students can make gifts on a budget, on Thursday, February 14th. Both events are being held in the Platform.

The National Association of Student Money Advisors (NASMA), the organisers of the week, said: “National Student Money Week came about because we want everyone – students, the media, politicians and the public – to know about and celebrate the financial support and advice offered in universities, colleges and students’ unions across the UK.”

A spokesperson for the University of Lincoln said: “We want to dispel the current myths and ensure that current and prospective students feel well equip with the knowledge and understanding to make decisions about their future without worrying about student finance.”

Further details about National Student Money Week are available on the NASMA website.