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CIPFA Student Network

The CIPFA Student Network (CSN), run by students, for students

Representing students

To ensure that the students' voice is heard, we have active representatives on all levels of CIPFA governance:
CIPFA Council
Students and Members Board
Regional Councils

Working with CIPFA regions

We work with regional student societies to provide support and links with all CIPFA students.

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Who we are

We are a community of current and recent students that represents the views and interests of students within CIPFA. Made up of volunteers from across all regions sitting on the CIPFA Student Committee, we work along side CIPFA Regions, CETC and Student Services

What we do

The CIPFA Student Network (CSN) provides a voice for students, ensuring their interests are represented, and supports ongoing developments within the qualification. We work closely with regional student societies and supports local, national and international activities.

Our primary objectives:

  • supporting students throughout their journey through the Professional Qualification
  • representing student concerns at the highest levels of CIPFA
  • promoting CIPFA as a qualification to external stakeholders and markets
  • advising key internal stakeholders

How we work

The CSN meets four or five times a year, including at national conferences, at locations across the UK. Work regularly undertaken by the committee includes planning and organising the annual student conference, investigation and consultation regarding qualification development (including CIPFA 2020) and supporting engagement strategies with students. Members of the committee also sit on several CIPFA governance boards, including CIPFA Council and the Students and Members Board.

Student network newsletter

The CIPFA Student Network produces a quarterly newsletter, which puts a spotlight on student topics and regional updates. It was also include a review of both previous and upcoming exam periods. The newsletter will be issued in February, May, August and November.

How to get involved

Join us on our LinkedIn, follow us on Twitter and keep an eye out for emails from

If you want to run an event in your region, have feedback regarding your studies, or wish to meet other CIPFA students from across the UK, get in contact.

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