Accounting and Finance Open Day
at Ernst & Young London
Friday 18th September 2009
Are your students thinking about their choices
for a business and/or accounting degree?
Do you want to find out more about the selection process for a placement degree?
Do you wish to meet with University lecturers,
Ernst & Young senior managers and current
placement students to find out more about their ideas and experiences?
We look forward to welcoming you and other schools and colleges in the region for a session focused on the BSc (Hons) Accounting, Auditing and Finance degree (“EY Degree”), together with students‟ experiences of a placement degree with a major professional services firm.
The event will take place at Ernst & Young‟s head office, London Bridge, SE1. The day begins at 11:00am, to include a buffet lunch, finishing by 3pm. The event includes:-
§ An introductory talk delivered by Stephen Isherwood, Ernst & Young‟s Head of Graduate Recruitment Strategy, on their company and opportunities with EY for placement students,
§ An introduction to accounting and finance as a degree, and the EY Degree in particular, from Dr Sayjda Talib of Lancaster University Management School,
§ A Panel session with current EY Degree placement students, and
§ An Application Skills session with the firm and placement students, to find out more about the selection process for this degree and for a major firm.
There will be interactive elements throughout the programme, including an „ask the audience‟ style electronic quiz with prizes to be won on the day. We are confident that this will be an enjoyable and informative opportunity for your students – and would be grateful to receive your feedback during the day.
We envisage one or two teachers per school being joined on the visit by maybe 4-6 students with a particular interest in business and/or accounting careers. We would also hope to attract those students predicted to perform within (or equivalent to) the AAA/AAB range at GCE A Level (circa. 31-32 score for IB students). This latter aim reflects the typical admissions criteria for accounting programmes at Lancaster University.