ACCA and USW celebrate 50 years ‘together’

ACCA and USW celebrating the 50th anniversary of their partnership, at the USW Newport Campus Picture by Richard Williams

ACCA and the University of South Wales (USW) came together for a special event at the Newport City Campus recently to mark 50 years of training finance professionals in south Wales.

Since introducing the ACCA course in 1973, the University of South Wales has become an ACCA Platinum Approved Learning Partner, the highest level of accreditation that a tuition provider can obtain. In recent years, four students from the ACCA programme at USW have also received prizes for achieving the highest mark worldwide in their ACCA examinations.

Dr Ben Calvert, vice chancellor of the University of South Wales, said: “This course epitomises what USW stands for – working with the profession and industry locally and globally to bring industry needs into the classroom and train professionals who will be at the heart of organisations throughout their careers. It is a course that has achieved sustained successes and has contributed to the subject area winning ‘Public Sector College of the Year’ four times at the PQ Magazine Awards in London.”

Helen Brand OBE, chief executive of ACCA (pictured with USW students), said: “It’s such a pleasure to be here as we celebrate 50 years of USW offering the ACCA Qualification. In that half-century we have seen so many cohorts of gifted accountants emerge from USW, and they have gone on to contribute so much, in so many ways, to the worlds of finance and business in Wales, across the UK, and across the world.”