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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!
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QM is generally considered a good university. To be honest, your work experience at the placements will count for more on your CV. Once you graduate, it doesn't generally matter where you went to uni unless you're interested in academia.

I worked at Deloitte. There were people from all kinds of unis and nobody really cared and it did not matter in the slightest when they were applying for their next jobs.
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When you refer to working abroad in the future do you have specific countries in mind?
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When you refer to working abroad in the future do you have specific countries in mind?
Yes Dubai. Manchester is more internationally recognised and even has connections with Dubai so that’s why I’m leading towards going there.
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QM is generally considered a good university. To be honest, your work experience at the placements will count for more on your CV. Once you graduate, it doesn't generally matter where you went to uni unless you're interested in academia.

I worked at Deloitte. There were people from all kinds of unis and nobody really cared and it did not matter in the slightest when they were applying for their next jobs.
Is it considered a good degree for accountancy?
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Is it considered a good degree for accountancy?
I'm afraid I don't know about this particular degree. But what I can tell you is that people I worked with had a range of degrees from English to science to even Greek!
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QM is generally considered a good university. To be honest, your work experience at the placements will count for more on your CV. Once you graduate, it doesn't generally matter where you went to uni unless you're interested in academia.

I worked at Deloitte. There were people from all kinds of unis and nobody really cared and it did not matter in the slightest when they were applying for their next jobs.
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QM is generally considered a good university. To be honest, your work experience at the placements will count for more on your CV. Once you graduate, it doesn't generally matter where you went to uni unless you're interested in academia.

I worked at Deloitte. There were people from all kinds of unis and nobody really cared and it did not matter in the slightest when they were applying for their next jobs.
Do you think the same line of thinking will apply to companies abroad - especially Dubai?
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Do you think the same line of thinking will apply to companies abroad - especially Dubai?
Personally, yes I think they will value experience more.
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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!
If you get your ACA qualifications first time round no-one will worry about where your degree came from! At least that's what I found having done a economics degree at Loughborough and my ACA in London with a big 4 company. I then moved to mainland Europe and the only thing that mattered was my first time passes and my client experience.
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