CIPFA students toast their success with institute officials
Seven of this years top CIPFA students were applauded today by senior institute officials at a reception hosted in their honour.
The students collected awards for their outstanding performance in their final P3 examinations. In all, 327 students sat the final exams and the pass rate was 56%.
Top prize winner Catherine Stewart was awarded first place and prize and was also given the Arthur Collins Memorial Medal for being overall winner. Stewart, who works for PricewaterhouseCoopers, specialises in local government, housing and charities.
Her exam project was a review of the funding for pupils with special educational needs in mainstream schools at the London Borough of Haringey.
Second place and prize winner was Kay Rothwell of Southampton and South West Hampshire Health Authority, while third and fourth were taken by Simon Martin and Alison Breadon, both also of PwC. Fifth place prize winner Helen Binney of District Audit in Bristol.