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Student success rewarded

PricewaterhouseCoopers students cleaned up in the prizes for this summer's ICAEW professional stage exams, picking up the top three overall order of merit positions and seven of the 21 prizes on offer.

First place in the technical core 1 exams went to Hazel Copeland, from the firm’s Southampton office, second prize to London-based Rachel Wray with Alison Hoskin of Leeds winning third place.

The firm scooped a total of seven awards. Other large firms with students honoured included Ernst & Young, Arthur Andersen, Deloitte & Touche and Grant Thornton.

One student from Morgan Brown Spofforth, ranked 32nd in the Accountancy Age Top 50, received two prizes – one for taxation and the other for financial reporting.

Professional stage subject orders of merit

Audit & Assurance

First Place and the Watts Prize Rachel Mary Davies (Grant Thornton), Bristol Second Place: Anne Christine Coley (Dixon Wilson), London Third Place: Lorna Margaret Scutt (Arthur Andersen), London

Financial Reporting

First Place and the Knox Prize Josephine Laura Nixon (Morgan Brown & Spofforth), Epsom Second Place (equal): Hazel Copeland (PricewaterhouseCoopers), Southampton Second Place (equal): Rachael Sara Wray (PricewaterhouseCoopers), London

Business Management

First Place and the Railton Prize James Edward Blake Bowden (Ernst & Young), London Second Place: Richard Jonathan Davis (FMCB), London Third Place: Helen Claire Brown (Ernst & Young), Birmingham

Accounting

First Place and the Spicer and Pegler Prize Joseph Kinton (AGN Shipleys), London Second Place (equal): Anna Clare Beck (Deloitte & Touche), Bracknell Second Place (equal): Lee Bowell (Arthur Andersen), Reading Second Place (equal): Alexandra Chloe Jane Kenwood (MacIntyre Hudson), Leicester

Taxation

First Place and the Little Prize Josephine Laura Nixon (Morgan Brown & Spofforth), Epsom Second Place: Elizabeth Sarah Cowell (Deloitte & Touche), London Third Place: Caroline Elaine McKenna (Arthur Andersen), Reading

Business Finance

First Place and the Howitt Prize Alison Ruth Hoskin (PricewaterhouseCoopers), Leeds Second Place: Amanda Joanne Phillips (PricewaterhouseCoopers), London Third Place (equal): Hazel Copeland (PricewaterhouseCoopers), Southampton Third Place (equal): Rachael Sara Wray (PricewaterhouseCoopers), London

Professional Stage Overall Order of Merit

First Place in the Order of Merit and the Plender Prize Hazel Copeland (PricewaterhouseCoopers), Southampton Second Place in the Order of Merit and the Stephens Prize Rachael Sara Wray (PricewaterhouseCoopers), London Third Place in the Order of Merit and the Hewitt Prize Alison Ruth Hoskin (PricewaterhouseCoopers), Leeds

Technical Core 1

No prizes were awarded at this session of Technical Core 1

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