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Student Attendance at 'Public Finance Live'

A student from the North East attended the CIPFA conference 'Public Finance Live' held at the NCC in Birmingham in July 2019.  You can read about the students experience here. Our secretary also made a video of the overall event experience, which you can watch by clicking here.

CIPFA student networking event 

A CIPFA student careers session was held in Hays' offices in Newcastle on Friday 13th April 2018. Joy Mendoza, Business Director at Hays, talked to a small group of students about careers in public finance, including advice on identifying personal career goals and developing action plans to achieve them, producing effective CVs and how to succeed at competency-based interviews. Productive discussions around the students' own experiences, thoughts and aspirations were held throughout the session over a few glasses of wine and nibbles.

Students in the North East

Laura Burbridge and James Charlton are student members of the North East Executive and CIPFA Student Network (CSN), representing students interests in the North East. James works as an internal auditor at Newcastle City Council and Laura as an assistant accountant at Northumbria Police. They both began their CIPFA studies in January 2016 with the CETC in Newcastle.

The CIPFA North East Executive organise various CPD events throughout the year for members and students in the region. We are interested in hearing ideas from students so we can better support you through your studies, and we also want to encourage closer networking between students in the region.

See below some events we have had in the region over recent months. Our emails are below if you have any suggestions or would like to get involved in organising future student events. Additionally, please feel free to contact us if you have any queries or feedback or even just to say hello, we’d love to hear from you!



David Clark Award

This award is presented to the Student of the Year within the CIPFA North East region. Consideration is given to recognise achievements other than exam results. Previous winners include students who have been active in areas like supporting the Institute and representing students on behalf of the region.

The 2018 David Clark Award was presented to James Charlton of Newcastle City Council at the Annual Dinner on 27th April. James has been a student representative on Regional Council for a number of years, and since last autumn has been Acting Regional Secretary, covering for maternity leave. The award itself is currently in the process of being refurbished to make it sparkle a little more!