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South East CIPFA Student Network holds a number of development and networking activities for students and newly qualified members throughout the year.
Keep an eye out for forthcoming events in 2016.
CIPFA South East Students' Society organised an informal revision session for Strategic level students to discuss the pre-seen material for Strategic Leadership and Strategic Financial Management. The event was well attended with refreshments and pizza being provided to keep everyone productive.
CIPFA South East Students' Society welcomed new CIPFA students to the South East region. New students had the opportunity to meet fellow students and members of the CIPFA South East Students' Society Committee.
New students were welcomed to the South East region with an informal drinks reception held at CETC. The event provided them with an opportunity to meet current students, recently qualified members and CETC staff to find out more about CIPFA and useful hints to help them through their studies.
CIPFA South East Students' Society held a soft skills event on 14 November 2012 at CIPFA head office to help students and newly qualified members develop skills to complement their accountancy knowledge and maximise their employability.
Ann McFadyen (Management Consultant and owner of McFadyen Consulting) gave tips on networking, how to present oneself to potential employers, and making the most of transferrable skills.
John Thornton, CIPFA South East Regional President and director of e-ssential Resources, talked about how soft skills had helped him through his career, from the small things such as helping to get things done quickly and efficiently, to big things such as creating opportunities.
Thursday 13 September 2012 saw CIPFA South East Students' Society hold a New Students Reception followed by the annual pub quiz.
About 30 students joined for the welcome reception where the head of CETC, David Henderson, gave an informative speech about the merits of studying at CETC. CIPFA South East Students' Society Committee member, Gareth Robinson, then went on to highlight the advantages of becoming involved with the student society. These were followed by Barry McLeod’s “What I know now that I wish I knew then” presentation.