Phoebe Harris, who graduated from Edge Hill University this year with a first class honours Accountancy degree, has been named her year group’s most outstanding student by Liverpool Society of Chartered Accountants (LSCA).
During her graduation ceremony Phoebe received a certificate and £100 prize from LSCA in acknowledgement of being the most outstanding third year student on the BSc (Hons) Accountancy programme.
Phoebe said: “It is a great honour to have won the prize and to feel that the hard work I have put in my studies has been recognised and celebrated by the University. Graduating from Edge Hill comes with mixed emotions, I am delighted to have gained a first class honours degree and the LSCA award but I will be sad to leave!
“The only way I can describe my three years at Edge Hill is to say that it has been the best experience of my life. As soon as I arrived on campus I felt welcome and at home. Everyone I have met from the lecturers and students to the staff who help run the University have been friendly and supportive and nothing is ever too much trouble. I have met friends for life and gained a degree which will significantly help with my future progression. I really would not even consider choosing another University after studying here for the last three years as I have had a student experience which I look back on and smile.
“After graduation I would like to secure a graduate job in the accountancy field and use the exemptions I have gained from the course to become a fully chartered accountant in the next three years.”
Edge Hill’s BSc (Hons) Accountancy course covers accounting and financial management theories and practice, introducing students to accounting practices in areas such as financial accounting, management accounting, information technology applications in accounting, financial management, auditing, and taxation.
Key skills such as problem solving, analysis, teamwork and negotiation all contribute to employability in the field. Those graduating in this degree will also gain a considerable number of exemptions from the exams of the main accountancy professional bodies.