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North West CIPFA Student Network

The North West CIPFA Student Network supports students in the north west region through their studies and helps them to develop contacts and build professional networks.

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The North West Region will be holding a graduation event on 13 September as part of our North West Annual Conference. New members will be welcomed to the region by having their certificates presented to them by National CIPFA President Carolyn Williamson & North West Regional President Stephanie Donaldson. There will also be a presentation of prize winners for highest marks in Strategic Public Finance & Strategic Case Study. The event will be held in the beautiful library of the Doubletree Hilton in Liverpool and success will be celebrated afterwards with a champagne reception. 

Students & Members are encouraged to continue the celebrations and join us for our annual dinner in the evening. You can book your place on the annual dinner here.

North West Annual Conference - free student places!

There are a limited number of free places to the North West Annual Conference. For more information and to book your place use the student link here.  


The North West CIPFA Student Network Annual General Meeting was held on Saturday 27 March 2019. There were 7 students in attendance and the group welcomed 1 new member onto the NW CSN Council. The role of President was passed on to Sophie Darlington and thanks were given to Past President Naomi Jackson for all her hard work in the past year. Full meeting minutes will be available online shortly. 

Provisional dates for upcoming meetings were set and will be published shortly.

Upcoming meetings

Future North West CIPFA Student Network meetings will be held on the following days: 

  • Saturday 20th July 2019 
  • Saturday 12th October 2019 
  • Saturday 18th January 2020

Upcoming events

Strategic Study Day - watch this space for the next strategic study day.

The executive

  • Sophie Darlington – President
  • Victoria Horrocks, Blackpool Council – Vice President
  • Naomi Jackson, GMCA – Secretary & Past President
  • Jen Bevan, Bury Council – Treasurer
  • Fiona Norcliffe, Oldham Council – Media coordinator

Be active and engage by becoming a North West CIPFA Student Network volunteer

If you would like to be a part of an active student group, have ideas for future events or would like to receive the latest event information, or have questions about the information featured on this page, please contact us via email.

You can also get in touch with us and find out news and events through our Social Media channels:

  • Facebook: North West CSN
  • Twitter: @nw_csn
  • Instagram: @nw_csn

We welcome all CCAB, AAT and CIMA students from the region so do join the North West CIPFA Student Network.