Under Pressure – Coping with Student Life

October 3, 2018

For World Mental Health Day 2018, we’ve teamed up with our partners from MIND South East and Central Essex to pull together our top tips for coping with student life. Starting a new course or maintaining progression with your studies can take a toll on your mental health for a variety of reasons. We know […]

The accountant with more gold medals than Bolt

October 1, 2018

The accountant with more gold medals than Bolt Which accountant has more gold medals than Usain Bolt? An accountant who is also linked with Tiger Woods, Serena Williams and Manchester City? The accountant is question is Phil Knight, the founder of Nike. Not only was Phil an accountant, he was the best kind of accountant […]

September 19, 2018

New year, new goal   Well almost! September always seems like the start of the year as the seasons change and schools start back.   This year I’ve decided it’s time to get some exercise as my resolution. Good for the body and for the mind and so I’ve joined our village couch to 5k […]

ICAEW Results Day

September 4, 2018

  What a fantastic day it was for so many ICAEW students last Friday as three years of hard work culminated in successful advanced level exams. At First Intuition hundreds of students received good news and we congratulate them on this achievement as our results were again above the national averages.   We are also […]

ICAEW East Anglia | Career Paths: Where will your ICAEW passport take you?

August 28, 2018

ICAEW East Anglia | Career Paths: Where will your ICAEW passport take you? Hosted by ICAEW East Anglia & sponsored by The One Group The ICAEW’s global reputation allows ambitious Charted Accountants to use their qualification as a passport to a wide variety of career opportunities across different organisations and sectors worldwide. EVENT WEDNESDAY 26TH […]

Exam technique tips

August 22, 2018

There are two main parts to an apprenticeship: One is the development of skills and behaviours, the soft skills that enable an apprentice to actually perform in the workplace. The second is the professional qualifications required to do the job and this means we have people sitting exams regularly. A lot of my posts revolve […]

Ten of the most common exam mistakes

August 8, 2018

  First Intuition tutors have over 100 years of combined experience teaching accountancy students.  In this time we have noticed students making the same mistakes in exams. To help you avoid falling into these traps, we’ve summarised the key mistakes students make.   1  Lack of preparation It’s probably fair to say that many students […]

The start of the season…

August 6, 2018

The start of the season…   For those of you missing out on post World Cup football, the Football League began again on Saturday.  (Apologies to those supporting Premier League teams!)   As a Luton Town* supporter, I can’t wait to see our first home game against Sunderland, to cheer on the Hatters.  Amazing to see […]

World Friendship Day

July 30, 2018

  World Friendship Day was originally celebrated on 2nd August and the idea for a day of friendship came from Hallmark cards in the 1930’s. The idea of a day to celebrate friendship has been adopted in a number of countries as a day to honour friendships and the exchange of gifts between friends. Many years […]

ICAEW East Anglia annual dinner 2018

June 17, 2018

Gareth John, one of the Directors of the Cambridge office, was delighted to attend the recent ICAEW East Anglia annual dinner to see First Intuition students Jamie Burnham and Luke Coppen pick up awards for their recent exam results. “Students have to work extremely hard to pass their exams, and make a lot of sacrifices […]