Resources for Apprentices and Students
To help make it easier for our apprentices and students to find articles on topics they may be interested in we’ve pulled them all together into this page. These resources for apprentices and students may be useful to support studying but also cover a much broader range of topics too.
Weekly Student Webinar
Every week David Malthouse and Ben Bullman host a webinar for students. This webinar aims to update our students on all of the latest news from within FI and from the awarding bodies. The webinar also covers a key topic each week and we invite guest speakers to join and share their experience on this subject.
The webinar takes place every Wednesday between 6.00 pm and 7.00 pm and is also recorded as a podcast (see below). You can join in by registering with the link below.
The FI Podcast
We record each session and release it as a podcast episode. We even add some bonus episodes too. It’s the perfect accompaniment to your daily commute, regular run or whenever you have a little downtime. We’ve covered lots of topics both from within accountancy and much broader subjects too.
Topics have included:
- Mental Health Awareness Week
- Improving your cyber hygiene
- Using social media for work
- Why study planners are so important
- Transferrable skills
- Climate change and the accountancy industry
- Women in accountancy (an International Women’s Day special)
The podcast is available via Podbean and across all streaming platforms.
Every quarter, our team produces a newsletter covering ‘Hot Topics’ that they feel our apprentices and students should be aware of. Aimed at raising awareness of key issues both locally and nationally, copies are available in our common room but you can also download the latest issue with this link. Latest Hot Topics Newsletter
Alongside the technical aspects of studying, we also recognise that it’s vital that our apprentices and students look after themselves and have access to good advice. We have a dedicated section within our FI Hub that has articles on wellness.
These articles have been created with both experts and passionate members of our team and cover topics including:
- Getting a good night’s sleep
- Coping with student life
- Running for headspace
- And much more…
Following the success of last year’s Mini Skills sessions, our series of free webinars are back. The sessions will cover the essential skills needed in the workplace to help both employers and trainees work more effectively.
Topics include Communication, Time Management, Emotional Intelligence, Change Management, and Developing Working Characteristics. You can find out more and sign up for these sessions here.
For the past two years, in the absence of actual festivals, we have held our own. Our AATitude festival aims to inspire accountancy students but also give some much-needed motivation, structure and technical help to students who needed it. At this year’s online AATitude Festival, we welcomed over 1,500 delegates from across the UK.
You can watch the recordings of all the sessions in this article.
- How to achieve a distinction
- Skills to succeed in Synoptics
- Accounting qualification to consider after AAT
- The changing role of an accountant
- Careers stories
- And much more
AAT Revision Sessions
In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, we realised that many of our students were in the unfortunate position of being ready to sit an assessment but not being able to physically do so due to lockdown restrictions. In order to help maintain and consolidate knowledge, we launched a programme of free revision sessions. To begin with, this was aimed at our own FI students but with so many external students in the same position, we extended our offer to anyone studying AAT. These sessions have continued and cover every level of AAT. We are currently running eight sessions per week with modules being rotated on a regular basis. Each session lasts between 45 mins and an hour and covers an exam question in detail. Recordings of a selection of sessions are available on our YouTube channel (see below).
Our YouTube Channel
As well as recordings from our AAT revision sessions, our YouTube channel is also the home of videos about careers, employability skills, apprenticeships, leadership and management and all the recordings from our AATitude festival.
This channel is updated regularly so be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on our latest videos.
Social Media Channels
This page has pulled out resources that we feel are relevant to our apprentices and students but our FI Hub contains much, much more and is regularly updated with new articles. Click on the image below to see the latest topics.