If you’re studying at university and interested in a highly rewarding career in accountancy, finance or business, then you can start your journey with ICAEW now through our University Student Scheme (USS).


What is the USS?
USS is an online toolkit to help you develop the job-essential skills that employers are looking for in graduates. Whether you want to strengthen your CV, gain additional support for your degree, or simply stand out from your peers; the University Student Scheme can help you.

Job-essential skills resources
Develop skills for the workplace with our range of webinars, presentations, videos and help sheets. You can choose from a variety of great topics, including:

  • Commercial awareness
  • Business English
  • CV tips
  • Presentation skills
  • Interview techniques.

Microsoft Excel online training
Microsoft Excel is the perfect tool to help you organise all aspects of your personal, student and business life. With our online training programme, Students’ Excel, you can complete progress tests, watch video tutorials and track your personal improvement. What better way to enhance your CV!

ICAEW CFAB – an extra qualification
When you join the University Student Scheme we will automatically waive the fee to register for our Certificate in Finance, Accounting and Business (ICAEW CFAB). Whether you want to complete this Certificate is completely up to you, but a number of students choose to study it alongside their degree or during university holidays. See the facing page for more information about the benefits of ICAEW CFAB – saving you £145.

So, if you wanted to study for the Certificate alongside your degree, all you have to do is pay for the exams as you take them.


  • Special USS e-newsletters
  • Exposure to employers and your CV added to our Available Student Register
  • ICAEW expertise from one of our eight faculties
  • Extra research through our world-class e-library
  • 20% discount when purchasing your NUS Extra Card (UK only)
  • Network and advice from over 22,000 students in the established ICAEW student community. 
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