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VITAL - the magazine for ACA students

Vital is the quarterly magazine for ACA students. Vital features articles and updates from tutors, industry experts, ICAEW members and ICAEW staff. It exists to help you develop the knowledge, skills and experience you need to succeed throughout your ACA training and in your career.


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In the January edition:

Welcome to our January issue of Vital, we would like to wish all of our students a very happy new year.

In this issue, find out how to prepare, and what to expect on the day of your first computer-based exam. You will also learn more about the changes to the ACA syllabus. Additionally, hear from examiners as they give you an overview on their subjects and their top tips for passing Profession Level exams.

As they reach their last few months in the role, we meet this year’s chair and vice chair of the ICAEW student council. Get to know them, and find out why you should get involved on p11 of this issue. In our conversations with members of the profession, from students right up to CFOs and partners, there is one issue that seems to come up more than any other, the changes the industry will face over the next years and decades.

Also in this edition, we introduce you to our cover star, Emma Perry. Her life and career has not been without its challenges, but her ability to build on every difficulty life throws at her is as inspirational as it is interesting. We hope you find her story as remarkable as we did.

As, always, we love to hear from you, so if you have any comments or suggestions, email us at vital@icaew.com or tweet us using #VitalMag.

Cover story

Check out our study section for top tips from examiners on passing the Professional Level exams. Also in this issue, find an overview of some of the key themes and changes to the ACA syllabus and what to look out for in 2017. Learn more about how to prepare for computer-based exams and the guidance and support available to you.

Marie Lake - Vital Editor

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