Dealing with exam nerves

November 15, 2018

Whether you are contemplating sitting your first AAT exam, or are preparing for your ICAEW finals, most accountancy students will suffer from a degree of exam nerves from time to time. Feeling exam nerves is completely normal. In fact, not feeling those nerves would be a more worrying sign of complacency and arrogant over-confidence. These […]

Turning stress into a powerful positive force

When you start feeling the symptoms of stress you can ‘talk to yourself’ in a way that helps to avoid unnecessary anxiety. I have a few mantras that I tell myself when I feel stressed, that help me regain a stronger, more positive mindset: Pressure is privilege – people in the most senior positions tend […]

Meet Monika, AAT Distance Learning student

October 18, 2018

  When we started First Intuition we had a vision of the kind of support that we wanted to give to our students; the kind of support that didn’t seem to be as common in the accountancy training industry as we felt it should be, especially for those students studying on distance learning and online […]

Meet Lisa – Flying High in her Accountancy Career

October 17, 2018

First Intuition offer a range of different courses for those wishing to train in accountancy. Many of our students start out with AAT and once they’ve completed this training, progress to another qualification. Lisa Hopkins did just that and after finishing her AAT level 3 and 4 with our colleagues in Cambridge, she went straight […]

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 […]

Getting to grips with Bookkeeping terminology

September 25, 2018

I was chatting to a friend the other day and he described me as an “erudite orator”. I smiled politely while thinking “how dare you! That’s so rude.” It was only when I checked an online dictionary that I realised that he was actually complimenting me on my ability to speak in an educated manner. […]

Pass your exams with First Intuition

September 17, 2018

There is a well-known saying “Fail to prepare…..prepare to fail” and this really hits home with me as I think preparation is key to passing your AAT exams. Here at First Intuition, a lot of thought and work has been put into creating a brilliant structure, designed to help you get the absolute best out […]

Basic Maths

August 10, 2018

  I was in class the other day and we were calculating the total cost of 10 units that had a purchase price of £5 each. At least half of my class picked up their calculators! After mocking them mercilessly for five minutes I reminded them that as wannabe accountants who would be spending their […]

First Intuition don’t just prepare you for your exams

August 2, 2018

Our impact on your career possibilities in finance go far deeper than that! Katarina Collins completed AAT with First Intuition over a year ago, but when she found herself in a challenging interview situation recently, she realised how well her FI resources had ingrained the knowledge she needed. Hi Nick, I hope you are well. […]

Meet Jodie Taylor – an apprentice studying with First Intuition Chelmsford

At First Intuition, we not only offer our students the chance to study to become a fully qualified Accountant, we also offer many people the opportunity to learn whilst they are working. Many of our students already work in industry and some receive help from their employees whilst other fund their own courses. Those that […]