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BSc (Hons) Accountancy course preparation

To help you feel prepared for your university studies, we’ve gathered together a range of course related activities including suggested reading, useful websites and some great things to do right now. Open the links below to find out more:

Suggested reading

Our class sessions are designed to trigger your learning by giving you the central structure and framework in each topic and driving your learning through direct reading that will then underpin class discussions. You will be given far more information about which textbooks to read and introduced to the University Library, as well as the many ebooks we have for you to access, when you begin your studies in September.

Detailed and updated reading lists are issued out in the module handbooks, which are provided in the first session of each module.

Please note that you will be provided with a number of these texts when you start on the programme.

Useful websites to visit

To help you find out more about your chosen subject, you might find it useful to look at the websites of main professional accountancy bodies and familiarise yourself with their activities:

Things to do now

Over the summer months, students might want to gain initial information about the UK Financial Council and the International Accounting Standards Board and identify their role in developing accounting standards.

For those of you who would like to get a head start, you can begin reading one or two of the books, although a full reading list will be provided when you begin your studies.

Meet the team

Year Lead – Sue Parvis

Programme Lead – Dr Stuart Marsh

Additional ways to prepare

Preparing to start

This session examines how to make a successful transition to university. From planning your results day, accommodation and commuting tips, extra support available to you and general advice on uni life.

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Find out more about who you are

The following information provides an insight into what to expect when coming to university along with some good advice on how to navigate some of the potential challenges you may face.

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