Welcome to the latest newsletter edition. November was a busy month at PAT Business School – See our highlights below..

Awards and Prize Giving Ceremony

PAT Business School was delighted to host its Awards & Prize Giving Ceremony at the Radisson Hotel.

With thanks to all Graduates, families, and loved ones for being there in addition to ACCA Ireland, Chartered Accountants Ireland, Department of Finance Ireland, Technological University Dublin, Maynooth University, Prof Daniel Broby, PhD from Ulster University, distinguished Accounting and Fintech faculty and staff with our guest of honor and ACCA Finalist Mr. Tadhg Furlong.

A most enjoyable evening had by all that will live long in the memory for those in attendance. Thank you all for making it a really special event.

(L-R): Mr. Paul Boland, Ms. Rachel Woolley, Mr. Stephen Noonan, Ms. Brenda McVeigh, Mr. Gerry Fahy
L-R: Mr. Andrew Quinn, Mr. Gerry Fahy, Mr.Ian Browne, Mr. Tadhg Furlong
Pictured with Mr. Stephen Noonan and Gerry Fahy are husband and wife Vladimir and Victoria Cazacov, who both started studying their ACCA exams in 2018 – through the Springboard+ mechanism. Victoria has now since qualified and Vladimir is in his finals. We were delighted to have all the family in attendance on the night.

A selection of photos from the night of celebration – follow the links below for more content from our awards ceremony.

Congratulations to the PAT Business School ACCA Top Placed Students

Caitríona Hickey, who achieved a First in Ireland and world placement in ACCA Audit and Assurance (AA) pictured with Gerry Fahy, and Mr. Stephen Noonan MBA.

Cherie Sue Ling Quah, who achieved a joint First in Ireland and world placement in ACCA Advanced Tax (ATX)  pictured with Gerry Fahy,Mr. Stephen Noonan MBA, and Stephen Fennell BSc. MPhil. FCCA, Tax, Advanced Tax, and FM lecturer respectively – who incidentally has achieved 7 number 1 ACCA Irish and global placements in the last 2 years. 

Brian Clancy, who achieved a joint First in Ireland and world placement in ACCA Strategic Business Leader (SBL) pictured with Gerry FahyMr. Stephen Noonan MBA, and Owen O’Reilly, SBL Lecturer.

Gabor Bihary who achieved a joint First in Ireland and world placement in ACCA Performance Management (PM), Financial Management (FM) and Tax (TX) pictured with Gerry FahyMr. Stephen Noonan MBA, and Stephen Fennell BSc. MPhil. FCCA.

Following a PAT Business School good luck message to Tadhg Furlong and the Irish Rugby team during the recent World Cup we received a request from one of our students, Gemma Mc Donnell – (now a qualified ACCA in October 2023!!) on social media.

The request was that it would be great if we could get an autograph from Tadhg for her son (Sonnie) – as for the last 4 years, he watched his Mum constantly study and sit her ACCA exams. Once he realised that his Mum just might be in the same class as Tadhg – then College was a pretty cool place to be!!

So at the recent PAT Business School Awards – we organised for Sonnie – not just to receive an autograph but to meet with Tadhg and receive an autographed rugby ball with his Mum.

Thank you, Tadhg and congratulations, Gemma from Mazars Ireland on successfully completing your ACCA Ireland global exams and who knows – Sonnie just might play for Ireland one day and study with PAT Business School – just like his Mum and Tadhg!!

First Bachelor in Fintech Risk & Compliance Graduation

In what is a first in Ireland – congratulations to all the Graduates of the First Bachelor in Fintech Risk & Compliance in Technological University Dublin.

Pictured at the recent Graduation was left to right, Ms Christine NangleAndrew Quinn), David Farrelly (Risk Specialist a Permanent TSB), Paola Mele (Senior Compliance & Risk Specialist at Cerberus Capital Management), Ranka Stupar (Fraud, Risk and Compliance Manager at Remitly), Alessandro Ceraulo (COM Compliance Specialist at Cash App) and Cormac MacMahon.

A quick note to wish those of you undertaking exams next week the very best of luck. Trust in your diligent preparations; your hard work is bound to yield success!

The PAT Business School Team