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Thank you both 😊 I've decided that I'll stick to my original plan and do an Accounting degree with a placement year and take the exemptions for the ICAEW exams then I'll decide on from there 😁
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Don't take an accounting degree just because you want to go into accounting. A lot of firms now don't even accept exemptions.
1 (and this is the main reason) there are some modules that I would like to take I've mentioned it before
2) My placement year would allow me to do marketing jobs if I decided that I wanted to switch.
I know that some firms don't accept exemptions but I think it would be good to do the modules that can prepare me for the ICAEW exams ahead of time.
Reading- Flying start degree programme which will exempt me from 12/15 of the ICAEW exams + I get PwC work experience
Royal Holloway- Accounting and Finance w/ placement year- exempts me from 5 exams and marketing,maths and IT modules (I like that)
Surrey- Accounting and Finance w/ palcement year - exempts me from 7 exams and has all the modules I like
Kent- Accounting and Finance w/ placement year- exempts me from 7/8 exams also has all the modules I like
Sussex- Accounting and Financew/ placement year- exempts me from 7/8 exams and has good careers services + employability
It's in order from top to bottom.
So Reading is my Firm choice and RH is my insurance.
The campus is lovely. Surrey is known to put a lot of emphasis on the social life of students and always care about how you spend your free time at university. The student union offers more than 140 societies based on any hobbies and interests’ students have and clubs for all kinds of sport that a student might want to take up. And even with covid restrictions, the union managed to organise one of the biggest covid-safe university events in the country! During my first year, I spent a lot of time training as part of the University’s rowing team and I had amazing time there. So, if you are into sports that is something you should definitively consider.
If I were you I would consider doing a placement year. Placement provides students with a unique opportunity to gain skills specific to their subject or industry of choice as well as the employability skills required for real-life work so I would suggest applying for a sandwich degree. If you do not manage to secure one you simply go straight to the 3rd year.
Our Employability and Careers team will encourage you to be proactive and apply for your industry placement yourself, by writing a CV and cover letter. More importantly, your school or department will appoint a senior tutor for Professional Training who will work with you from the application process through to the completion of your placement. This is an academic member of staff with responsibility for delivering the Professional Training scheme and supporting you at all stages of the journey.
The university also provides a Professional Training coaching scheme, where you can be paired with a student who has recently returned from their placement. That way you will have friendly support from someone who went through the same placement-seeking process and who will prepare you for the world of work. Also, as some placements abroad may involve learning and communicate in a language other than English, the university has support available to help you develop your language skills.
I think this may help you.
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