Welcome to PAT Business School’s first newsletter edition of 2024. Keep reading to see what the PAT team has been up to this January.

PAT Fintech Gathering


PAT Business School was delighted to host the first PAT Fintech Gathering of the year this past weekend at Technological University Dublin, Tallaght Campus 📢

Graced by the presence of a diverse audience comprising current and former students, esteemed faculty, and industry professionals. The day was filled with enriching networking opportunities, valuable insights, and engaging industry discussions.

A big thank you to all the attendees who actively participated in the discussions and networking sessions. And special acknowledgment to our esteemed speakers and panelists, whose contributions enriched the event by sharing their experiences and perspectives on the dynamic landscape of fintech, risk, and compliance.

Thank you to everyone who made this event a memorable and insightful occasion.

(L-R): Russel BurkeRachel WoolleyHesus Inoma and Colm Freeman.
(L-R): Colm FreemanStephanie FordRussel BurkeRachel WoolleyHesus Inoma
and Maeve Carthy.
(L-R): Andrew QuinnDonal Whelan and Stephanie Ford.
Speaker: Michael Kavanagh
(CEO, Compliance Institute).
Speaker: Gerry Fahy
(Managing Director, PAT Business School)
Speaker: Rory Doyle
(Head of Financial Crime Policy, Fenergo)
Speaker: Donal Whelan
(Managing Director, Lincoln Recruitment Specialists)

ACCA Taxation December 2023 Top-Placed Students


Congratulations to Gavin Thornbury, who achieved the top mark in Ireland for ACCA Taxation during the December 2023 exam session. Well done from everyone here at PAT Business School on your success🎉

A special shout-out to Stephen Fennell for his consistent commitment and dedication to student performance excellence. Achieving a First and a Platinum success pass level is testament to such student dedication.

Upcoming Fintech Course Intakes

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PAT Business School in collaboration with Compliance Institute are delighted to launch a new intake of Navigating Complexity: Implementing DORA – a 6-week live online course that is augmented with access to a bespoke ‘Navigating DORA’ GPT and weekly consultation-like tutorial sessions.


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The Higher Diploma in Regulatory Risk & Compliance is 90% funded course, delivered 100% online and validated, at Level 8 (60 ECTS) on the NFQ – partnership with Technological University Dublin.

This course addresses the significant demand for risk and compliance professionals. It focuses on the specific skills demanded in an increasingly Fintech-driven operating environment.


Student Testimonials

ACCA December 2023 Exams 

We are thrilled to share some of the incredible accomplishments of our students who triumphed in the recent ACCA December 2023 exams.

Study ACCA the PATway and see how it can work for you – Progress through your ACCA qualification and book your next subject today. 



A quick note to congratulate those who received ACCA exam results. Remember, every result is a stepping stone, and your journey is a testament to your growth and resilience. Keep moving forward with determination and embrace the lessons along the way.

The PAT Business School Team


European Data Protection Board (EDPB) Launches Website Auditing Tool

The EDPB has launched a website auditing tool that can be used to help analyse whether websites are compliant with the law.

The tool was developed in the context of the EDPB Support Pool of Experts (SPE) and can be used by both legal and technical auditors at data protection authorities (DPAs), as well as by controllers and processors who wish to test their own websites. 

To find out more or to download the free tool click the link below.