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Student View – Nana Adwoa Amponsah-Mensah – GDL

GDL student Nana Adwoa Amponsah-Mensah shares shares her experience of the GDL so far and discusses how it has provided her with a route into a career in law. My name is Nana Adwoa Amponsah-Mensah. For my undergraduate degree, I studied psychology and French. I wanted to be a lawyer before I began my undergraduate study, but more


BPP University Business School launches new accounting programme

BPP University Business School has launched a new programme to enable students to study for their ACCA qualification full-time whilst enjoying a university experience. The Advanced Diploma in Accounting and Finance (ACCA route) is accredited by the ACCA and designed so that each of its nine modules align to the nine fundamental level papers (F1-F9) more


Excel Tips of The Week 7

Welcome back to our Excel Tips Series Each week we’ll be bringing you our top 3 mini-tips to ease your Excel experience Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6   1. Master IF Functions   The IF function isn’t as scary as it first seems, and can be a handy way to quickly more

Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship

BPP University and BPP Professional Apprenticeships become one of first in UK to launch Degree Apprenticeships

BPP University and BPP Professional Apprenticeships are one of the first education providers in the UK to launch a Degree Apprenticeships programme to organisations and learners. Degree Apprenticeships are a brand new government-led initiative that, for the first time, brings UK higher education into the apprenticeship market. Programmes have been created by employer-led groups, known more

Out-going CII president tells BPP Professional Apprenticeships ‘Apprentices should be a priority’

Ashwin Mistry has hailed the value of apprenticeships, advising Insurance businesses to prioritise them when looking to bring new talent into the workforce. The Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) president spoke exclusively to BPP Professional Apprenticeships and discussed the future of insurance apprenticeships and how businesses can get the best out of their young employees. When more

“Legal apprenticeships are going to be massive, law firms need to respond by recruiting A level students” says BPP University Law School Dean

In a recent interview with Legal Futures Peter Crisp, Dean of BPP University Law School, said “Legal apprenticeships are going to be massive, and law firms will have to respond by recruiting A-Level students straight from school” The interview comes at a time when a new legal apprenticeship is in development which is expected to more

The Duty of Candour

The Duty of Candour was introduced in November 2014 for hospitals in England, and four months later it was extended to all healthcare bodies registered with CQC. It has never been entirely clear what the statutory duty of candour would achieve that the existing professional duty would not. The difference is that the threshold of more

BPP Professional Apprenticeships becomes leading training provider for 400 RBS apprentices

BPP Professional Apprenticeships will be the leading training provider for 400 new Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) talented apprentices. School and college leavers will have the chance to work for one of the UK’s leading banks whilst studying with appointed training provider BPP Professional Apprenticeships for professionally-recognised qualifications within the industry. The new apprenticeships are more


Excel Tips of The Week 6

Welcome back to our Excel Tips Series Each week we’ll be bringing you our top 3 mini-tips to ease your Excel experience Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5   1. Calculate average percentage growth   Average percentage growth is a really useful measure of performance, and with this formula it’s quick and easy to more

CIMA Online Classroom Live – Course Interruptions

Date: 21 July 2015 We are currently experiencing unplanned phone and web service issues, this may cause  CIMA Online Classroom Live course interruptions. If you are on CIMA E1 or CIMA ICS operational OCR Live courses tonight with Daniella Denison and Jason Sherwood – due to current network issues there is a potential these sessions more

You Passed CFA® Level III – what to do now…?

The first thing to do is give yourself a big pat on the back. With pass rates averaging at about 40% per level, getting through all three CFA levels is a great achievement. Once you recover from the celebrations, it is time to think about your next moves towards gaining the prestigious designation i.e. putting more

CFA® exam Level II to Level III Preparation

You’ve celebrated passing Level II wildly but you’re not ready to commit to studying for Level III just yet – so what do you do? Deep down, you know that there were parts of Level II that you just couldn’t bear to cover for the exam and fortunately, it did not matter – but will more

Should you go for CFA® level II?

After making it through CFA Level I and coming out the other side there are always a few doubts. Is the CFA ® really right for me? This depends on what the question really means. The CFA ® is not relevant for my job. Undoubtedly if you are planning a complete career change carrying on more

Should you retake CFA® Level II?

You’ve received the email from CFA® Institute and the results were not what you had been hoping for… It’s no surprise that many people consider Level II to be the hardest one to pass. It’s not just the number of readings to cover, it’s the depth of knowledge that you’re expected to have mastered by more

What to read from your CFA® exam results banding

It is one of the harsher things about the CFA® Program that there is only one type of pass but 10 shades of fail. However, with such high stakes exams it is vital to use the fail band information to guide your decisions as to what the next stage will be. To understand what the more

Moving from CFA® Level I to Level II

First of all, if you are reading this you probably got through CFA Level I exam, which is no mean feat. It is fair to say that for many people Level I is the hardest of the three exams. This is not because individual questions are tricky, but because there are just so many of more

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Sculpture in the City – Professional Leadership, written by faculty member, Jill Shepherd

  ‘Leadership’ is a funny beast as it is an overused term, often associated only with heroic leaders, that most of us will never be, and which we can only stand so many of. Yet most organisations now require employees to show leadership before they are promoted. Equally, current views posit everyone can learn to more

Virgin Money Future Bankers Academy

Virgin Money now recruiting Financial Services and Accounting apprentices

Great news for any school leavers looking for a career in banking as Virgin Money recently announced the launch of their apprenticeship programme, part of their new Future Bankers Academy, and with it some fantastic opportunities to join their team. Financial Services Apprenticeship  and  Accountancy Apprenticeship – apply today. The apprenticeships encompasses a permanent job more


Creative Amber gains ‘This Is England’ plaudits

A BPP Professional Education Creative Artworker has been rewarded in a global competition to promote the iconic Channel 4 series, This Is England. Amber Engle was one of three UK artists to be Highly Commended in a Channel 4 and Talenthouse interactive marketing campaign which tasked applicants to ‘Design a 90s Rave’ poster and capture the UK more


How to stay motivated in your first job

First jobs are notoriously not fun. Staying motivated when everyone around you is further up their career ladder can be tricky, so here’s our top tips on staying happy and motivated when your work isn’t as interesting as it could be.   Reminder yourself of why you’re here When you’re just starting out, your career more