Personal Financial Relationships Bright Side programme

Build confidence in your ability to manage your future financial security and gain a deeper understanding of how to clearly communicate your economic needs in important life relationships.

The programme is free for all AUT students.

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Learn more about what you can expect from the programme.

What you'll gain

  • A deeper understanding of how your past has influenced your relationship with money
  • The ability to better manage difficult financial conversations
  • Tools to manage your future financial security
  • An awareness of resources to enable effective financial planning
  • The ability to recognise what economic harm in relationships is, and how to avoid it
  • Self-confidence in what you can achieve financially

2024 Semester 1 dates and times

Programme sessions will be held at AUT’s City Campus on the following dates:

  • Session 1: Tuesday 12 March, 2pm – 5pm
  • Session 2: Tuesday 19 March, 2pm – 5pm
  • Session 3: Tuesday 26 March, 2pm – 5pm

Ready to join Bright Side’s Personal Financial Relationships programme? Apply today – it’s easy! Submit your application before 5pm, Monday 6 March. Contact if you have any questions.

Apply for this programme here

About Ayesha Scott, Senior Finance Lecturer

Dr Ayesha Scott is a senior lecturer in AUT’s Business School. She shares her passion for financial capability with students and embeds necessary life skills across her courses, promotes healthy financial relationships and advocates against economic harm in intimate relationships. She has partnered with charitable trust Good Shepherd NZ to promote financial and relationship wellbeing for all Kiwis. Her work (particularly on KiwiSaver and personal finance) has generated media interest within Aotearoa New Zealand, and you will find her commentary in outlets such as the NZ Herald and

Ayesha Scott


To apply for the programme, you must be:

  • An AUT student in New Zealand, studying a degree level programme, part-time or full-time.
  • Able to commit to all programme dates.
  • Able to go through a selection process to participate.

If you have questions about the programme or your eligibility, email us.

Information video

Should your application be successful, you'll be emailed a short introductory video on what to expect from Bright Side and the programme. It's important that you watch this to gauge whether you want to follow through with the sessions.

Spaces on the programme are limited and not all applicants will be selected, but there will be a waiting list for future programmes.

Contact us

Want to find out more about how we can help you reach your potential?

Email the Bright Side team at: