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Transforming Careers Through Further Education

‘How Higher Diploma in Regulatory Risk and Compliance (HDIP)  Transformed My Career Path’ By Jonathan Byrne   The HDIP course has helped me in a number of ways. Not only has it provided me with the basic foundations of risk concepts, but it has also built upon them through rich content and engaging lectures with highly skilled professionals. These interactions inspire confidence and provoke thoughtful ideas among students. Beyond theoretical learning, the course offers up-to-date, real-time information that integrates various concepts, creating a comprehensive understanding that is often missing in standard education. It effectively translates these concepts to real-world applications,

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Whose Responsibility is your Personal Online Security?

By Graham Day Over 40 pedestrians were killed on roads in Ireland last year! Whilst this number is still not acceptable it is minor when we think there are over 5 million people in Ireland. Imagine how many might have been killed if people didn’t know the safe cross code, if schools didn’t reinforce this with organised trips, if the Rules of the Road didn’t exist and if cars didn’t have headlights or horns? Potentially the number of fatalities would be unimaginable, but it could be likened to the number of people who are subject to cyber security breaches or

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Fintech Weekly Zeitgeist

The PAT Fintech Team brings you our Weekly Zeitgeist Roundup📢 Welcome to the PAT Fintech Team’s Weekly Zeitgeist Roundup – your ultimate source for staying informed and ahead in the dynamic world of financial technology!  Our dedicated team scours the web for the most compelling articles, thought-provoking podcasts, engaging webinars, and exciting career prospects, ensuring you’re equipped with the latest insights and opportunities every Friday. In today’s fast-paced fintech landscape, knowledge is power, and our curated recommendations serve as your compass, guiding you through the ever-evolving industry trends and developments. Whether you’re a fresh graduate eager to dive into the

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Managing Exam Stress

Our top tips to help you beat those pre-exam nerves. Preparing and sitting exams can be a demanding and stressful experience, there’s no getting away from it. However, with the right mindset and strategies you can navigate through them with minimal stress and complete your exams successfully. In this blog, we’ll explore some effective tips to help you conquer pre-exam nerves and perform at your best. Positive Mindset A positive mindset can do wonders for your confidence in the exam hall. To achieve a positive mindset, make sure you have done the correct study and prepared fully in the lead-up

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Why you should choose an ACCA Qualification…

By Gemma Davis By becoming an ACCA member, you’re recognized as a financial expert with highly sought-after professional skills and ethical values. You’re committed to realizing your potential, making the most of every opportunity, and defining success on your terms. Gaining an ACCA will help you achieve a world accountancy qualification as a financial professional, which will provide you with the skills, knowledge, and values to have a successful career and to lead the organizations that you work with into the future. I became an accountant to have a worldwide certificate with global exposure. My accounting qualification has given me a

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Tips for Managing Work and Study – By Gemma Davis (ACCA Lecturer)

Let me start with some important tips for managing work and study for ACCA Financial Reporting (FR).. In my own experience, motivation does not last very long! We start a course fully motivated and then life gets in the way. To stop yourself from falling behind make a plan and stick to it. At PAT Business School I provide a topic-per-topic focused study plan to ensure students don’t think about what they need to do but get stuck in and do it. All work and no play! That is not very exciting. The key to success in work and study

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