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Student societies and groups

Student societies are groups of trainee Chartered Accountants, divided regionally across the UK and internationally and are run by student committees. As an ACA trainee, you automatically join your local ICAEW student society.

Student society benefits

  • Build your professional network
  • Meet fellow trainees
  • Social and sporting events
  • Personal development workshops
  • Develop your soft skills
  • Join student committees
  • Local support
  • Revision sessions

Information on student societies

Here you’ll find more information on student societies, from what they are, to finding out how you can volunteer on your local committee or simply attend an event near you. 

Find your local student society

United Kingdom

East England 

Beds, Bucks and Herts

East Anglia 


London and South East



Thames Valley

South East





Leicester and Northants



North West



Chester and North Wales

Isle of Man



North West 









South Wales

South and East Wales


South West


Bristol and District

South West


Yorkshire and Humberside


Bradford and District

Humberside and District


Sheffield and District 


We have a number of international student networks including Cyprus, South East Asia, and the Middle East.

Middle East Middle East Student Society
If you are a student from somewhere not listed in the above tables and would like to find out more about your local network, please contact us.

Student council

ICAEW’s Student Council (ISC) is made up of representatives from student societies and networks around the world. Every quarter, the Student Council meet to discuss issues that impact ICAEW students. (ISC) has 25 members, who have been elected by their fellow student society committees.