Our mission: Why we started Nebula
In early 2018, we came across an article by the BBC that stated 24% of 18-30 year-olds in the UK were in chronic debt.
That didn’t mean they were encumbered with mortgages or student debt - it meant that nearly a quarter of young Brits need to borrow just to make it to the end of the month. This is clearly a complex issue and we don’t pretend to have a silver bullet that solves it.
However, we do believe that a lack of financial education significantly contributes to the problem. According to the Guardian, despite personal finance being on the national curriculum since 2014, just 40% of schools actually teach it, largely because academies are exempt from this obligation.
We started Nebula to stop today’s teenagers from becoming debt statistics.
We designed our Money Matters course in line with research on how teenagers learn best. It consists of bite-sized, digestible videos coupled with regular quizzes that ensure teenagers rapidly consolidate what they learn.
We don't believe in swamping teenagers with excessive detail. Instead, we focus on developing students' understanding, confidence and skills by breaking down seemingly complex topics into essential definitions and real-world applications.