Student network

Run by students, for students

Who we are

We are a community of current and recent students that represents the views and interests of students within CIPFA. Made up of volunteers from across all regions sitting on the student committee, we work along side CIPFA regions and student services.

What we do

The CIPFA Student Network (CSN) provides a voice for students, ensuring their interests are represented, and supports ongoing developments within the qualification. We work closely with regional student societies and supports local, national and international activities.

Our primary objectives are:

  • supporting students throughout their journey through the Professional Qualification
  • representing student concerns at the highest levels of CIPFA
  • promoting CIPFA as a qualification to external stakeholders and markets
  • advising key internal stakeholders

How we work

The CSN meets four or five times a year, including at national conferences, at locations across the UK. Work regularly undertaken by the committee includes planning and organising the annual student conference, investigation and consultation regarding qualification development (including CIPFA 2020) and supporting engagement strategies with students.

To ensure that the students' voice is heard, we have active representatives on all levels of CIPFA governance, including council and the students and members board.

How to get involved

If you want to run an event in your region, have feedback regarding your studies, or wish to meet other CIPFA students from across the UK, get in contact.

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CIPFA Student Network (CSN) Case Study Event - Webinar

The CIPFA Student Network (CSN) ran a webinar for the December 2023 exam sitting of the Strategic Case Study (SCS). We heard from 2 students who recently passed their SCS exam, Jack and Lin, who shared their top tips for preparing and sitting the exam. As well as a brief myth busting discussion and a Q&A.

CIPFA Student Network Career Roundtable - Webinar

The CIPFA Student Network (CSN) ran a career roundtable in March 2024 to give student and newly qualified members a flavour of where the CIPFA qualification could take them. We heard from Honor Green, Sophie Darlington and Morgan McIntosh about their experiences and their advice for Public Finance careers.