alg.xx
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 1 month ago
#1
I have a quick question in regards to university. Essentially, I am interested in the PwC flying start degree accountancy program which will guarantee me a job with PwC (considering I achieve a 2:1 in my degree) after I finish my 3 ACA exams. I will also only have to complete 3 ACA exams (out of 15) to qualify as a chartered accountant once I’ve graduated , and I will then be working with PwC - one of the best accounting firms in the world. This program also comes with other benefits such as guaranteed paid work experience, which won’t meant I’ll have to apply to internships during the summer. I won’t also have to apply to graduate schemes after university (which can be very stressful as students usually apply to around 100 and only ever get a few offers). However, I do want to stay in London and the only university that is offering the flying start degree program in London is Queen Mary University of London, and I’m not entirely sure if this is a prestigious university. I’ve been looking at rankings for this university but league tables can sometimes be quite unreliable. However, Queen Mary seems to be placed 41st overall and 24th for my degree, despite it being a Russel group university; according to QS, I think it’s around 201-250th in the world. I do intend to work abroad in the future so I was wondering, does ranking really matter and will I be disadvantaged for going to this university? Is Queen Mary University of London even prestigious? Will I have better career prospects by going to universities such as Manchester or Nottingham? The course is on offer at other ‘more prestigious’ universities such as Nottingham and Manchester, but I really want to stay in London as it will save me around 9k in student maintenance loans a year. Thanks for reading!
0
reply
WazzWazz98
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#2
Report 1 month ago
#2
Rankings are misleading
Also so long as the degree is accredited it honestly doesn't matter where you do it from

Your end result will be pwc regardless!
0
reply
alg.xx
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#3
Report Thread starter 1 month ago
#3
(Original post by WazzWazz98)
Rankings are misleading
Also so long as the degree is accredited it honestly doesn't matter where you do it from

Your end result will be pwc regardless!
The thing is I might decided to work in another sector of finance so I don’t know if I will be disadvantaged by going to a ‘less prestigious’ university.
0
reply
WazzWazz98
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#4
Report 1 month ago
#4
If the degree is endorsed by pwc I wouldn't worry tbh
0
reply
alg.xx
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#5
Report Thread starter 1 month ago
#5
(Original post by WazzWazz98)
If the degree is endorsed by pwc I wouldn't worry tbh
Thank you for your reply. Will employers know that from just my certificate? The thing is I want to work in Dubai and Manchester is more internationally recognised and even has connections in Dubai so I feel as if I will be more advantaged if I go there, but I’m not sure.
0
reply
WazzWazz98
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#6
Report 1 month ago
#6
I think there are very few people who won't have
heard of qmul
Manchester has a campus in Dubai for middle Eastern students who join via video link but that's it

If your degree is accredited by an accounting body (icaew I'm assuming if aca) and endorsed by pwc then you've nothing to worry about
0
reply
WazzWazz98
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#7
Report 1 month ago
#7
Not sure if they will know from.yoyr certificate alone but you can obviously mention in your CV
0
reply
alg.xx
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#8
Report Thread starter 1 month ago
#8
(Original post by WazzWazz98)
I think there are very few people who won't have
heard of qmul
Manchester has a campus in Dubai for middle Eastern students who join via video link but that's it

If your degree is accredited by an accounting body (icaew I'm assuming if aca) and endorsed by pwc then you've nothing to worry about
So you don’t agree that qmul is less prestigious than Manchester for accountancy? I just want to go to the best university with the best career prospects. The rankings just threw me off tbh and even the QS rankings (which are meant to be more accurate) place qmul kinda low (201-250th in the world)
0
reply
WazzWazz98
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#9
Report 1 month ago
#9
Manchester is probably a bit better (I did accounting at Manchester, class of 2020)
But in the grand scheme of things or doesn't matter
Professionally accredited degrees are externally moderated so have a minimum standard they must follow so the actual difference is a lot smaller than rankings will suggest in my opinion
0
reply
alg.xx
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#10
Report Thread starter 1 month ago
#10
(Original post by WazzWazz98)
Manchester is probably a bit better (I did accounting at Manchester, class of 2020)
But in the grand scheme of things or doesn't matter
Professionally accredited degrees are externally moderated so have a minimum standard they must follow so the actual difference is a lot smaller than rankings will suggest in my opinion
okay thank you
0
reply
alg.xx
Badges: 15
Rep:
?
#11
Report Thread starter 1 month ago
#11
(Original post by WazzWazz98)
If the degree is endorsed by pwc I wouldn't worry tbh
even if I intend on working in another area of finance?
0
reply
WazzWazz98
Badges: 17
Rep:
?
#12
Report 1 month ago
#12
(Original post by alg.xx)
even if I intend on working in another area of finance?
probably not investment banking (they prefer stem graduated anyway so choice of uni wouldn't matter)

Most other areas you'd be fine tbh
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Are you tempted to change your firm university choice on A-level results day?

Yes, I'll try and go to a uni higher up the league tables (40)
27.4%
Yes, there is a uni that I prefer and I'll fit in better (12)
8.22%
No I am happy with my choice (84)
57.53%
I'm using Clearing when I have my exam results (10)
6.85%

Watched Threads

View All