Welcome to the latest newsletter addition – Here are some of PAT Business School’s highlights from this month.

Meet Our Faculty: Mike Venn, Law lecturer

Mike & Gerry
Born in Bantry, Co Cork; Living now in Kanturk, Co Cork;
Qualification / Education:  BCL (UCC) and Barrister-at-Law (The Honourable Society of Kings Inns);
Interests outside of work : Liverpool FC, reading, listening to sports and current affairs podcasts and after meeting my wife, Michelle, horses and dogs
What or who was the biggest influence in your life and career?  My Parents for always being positive and instilling a never give up attitude in us
If you were to give somebody advice based on your career and life – what would it be?  Work Hard, Work Smart, never give up on your goals!

Thank you Mike for your commitment to the law students in PAT Business School. With a historical pass rate in law averaging more than 90% for ACCA students – we know your students for the forthcoming term are in good hands and we wish you well with the delivery.  

PAT Business School was delighted to be invited to the 8th International Conference on Smart Finance in Dubai where with our Fintech Faculty Lecturer, Ms Rachel Wooley  – were invited to give a keynote presentation in the University of Wollongong. The University ranks among the top 1% of Universities in the World (QS World University Rankings 2022).

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With thanks to Enterprise Ireland MENA for kindly coordinating the logistics. Much appreciated Cara and Abhi in Dubai and Margaret back here in Ireland!!


The new EU Anti-money Laundering rules: upskilling finance professionals to fight financial crime and contribute to a better world.

The ACCA have an upcoming webcast to divulge and discuss the importance of the new European Union AML rules and the major changes they will bring for the accounting and finance sectors.

A three day event, taking place from the 12th to the 14th of September 2023

Our very own Andrew Quinn (Director of Fintech and Financial Services) will speak on the 13th about the use of technology in AML. 

For more information click below.

Embracing Technology & Developing Talent – A New Generation of Financial Crime Compliance

Financial Crime Article by Andrew Quinn

Keeps your eyes peeled over on valid8me’s website (www.valid8me.com) for an upcoming piece written by Andrew Quinn which will be released early September. In this article Andrew discusses technology & financial crime prevention, in a new generation of financial crime compliance. 

For all our readers interested in this piece we have linked it below.

Did you know?

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OpenAI is on track for $1 billion of annual revenue as more businesses adopt the AI technology behind ChatGBT The startup is now earning about $80 million of revenue monthly.

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Finally for those of you or your loved ones who are either awaiting or have received your CAO offers – we wish you the very best of good luck with your course choice.

And for those of you who are not sure what to do next – Springboard+ and the HEA provides funded access for workplace entry through upskilling and reskilling, validated programmes. 

Guess the Year here..

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See you next month ..