University of South Wales
University of South Wales
A selection of seven talks with an accounting focus. Our staff visit you at a time that fits in with your timetable. Suitable for year 12 and year 13 assemblies, subject-specific sessions and staff training. at University of South Wales

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Accounting talks (several choices on offer)

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Event Summary:

A selection of seven talks with an accounting focus. Our staff visit you at a time that fits in with your timetable. Suitable for year 12 and year 13 assemblies, subject-specific sessions and staff training.

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How does a company raise money?
In this session we will explore the different avenues available to companies in raising finances for day to day operations and for future long-term growth/expansion. We will consider several internal and external financing options available, looking at what they are predominately used for and the advantages and disadvantages of each of them. The session will conclude with a group exercise on suggesting alternative financing methods for non-current assets and current assets used by companies.

The Importance of developing a credit profile
Credit score and credit reference. What are they and how are they used? Why are they so important in modern society? How to build a strong credit profile. How to avoid a poor credit profile. The discussion will revolve around a lifetime scenarios that everyone will experience.

Is there too much money in sport?
Recent publicity surrounding the payments made to sports-stars and organisers has highlighted the problems associated with the commercialisation of sport. This session will discuss ethical and financial issues surrounding this topical issue.

A Life of Fraud?
An introduction to the world of fraud. Join Jon Evans - Certified Fraud Examiner - for a brief tour of the many devious and not so complex fraud schemes. Examine the role of forensic accountants in fraud prevention and detection. Finally meet a rogues’ gallery of cheats, liars and fraudsters and find out the study and career opportunities in the fast growing world of forensic accounting.

Absorption Costing and Cost Volume Profit Analysis
This session will cover the main concepts and issues in relation to product costing and cost volume profit analysis. These are two areas undertaken by the management accountant which help to provide vital information that will assist in business decision making.

Cash Budgeting
This session will explain the process behind planning the cash-flows associated with the organisation of an art exhibition. It will require consideration of the nature and timing of cash-flows and their effect on the success or otherwise of an event of this type.

Thinking of a Career in Accountancy
Accountants are typically well rewarded, highly respected and trusted people, whatever industry and organization type they work in whilst many go on to be leaders in the business world because of their accounting background. This session covers an overview of the field and what a career look like. We also outline our multi accredited accounting and finance degrees and the varying routes to qualifying as an accountant at the University of South Wales.

Suitable For:

Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 4 (Students aged 14-16)
Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)


Short Session

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Institution Profile:

The University of South Wales (USW) is the largest university in Wales. With campuses in Pontypridd, Cardiff and Newport, students can enjoy city life, stunning beaches and breath-taking countryside.

Cardiff Campus

Our Cardiff Campus is based in the heart of the city. It is home to creative industries students and offers endless opportunities. Cardiff is a major centre for media and TV production in the UK. The campus is overflowing with specialist facilities, study spaces, a library and Students’ Union.

Newport Campus

Newport Campus is one of the university’s most iconic buildings. With Friars Walk shopping centre right opposite and Halls of Residence a few minutes’ walk away, it couldn’t be in a better location. Many of our subjects are based here, including counselling, cyber security, teaching and social work.

Pontypridd Campus

USW Pontypridd is our largest campus and made up of Treforest and Glyntaff. Surrounded by green open spaces, students love the community atmosphere. Students will find everything they need on campus, their classes, accommodation, library, sport centre, Students’ Union and cafes. The campus is home to many subjects, from business and law, to engineering, health and sport.

Student Support

We offer an outstanding network of support and advice for our students. Our Advice Zones, based on all campuses, are easily accessible and a first point of contact for any issues. Students will be connected to a wealth of services, including wellbeing, disability, money advice, health clinics, chaplaincy and USW Careers.

USW Careers prepares students for success. Employability is part of our curriculum, and teaching is informed by real-world practical experience. We help with all stages of the job hunt, from CVs and interview skills to job applications. Students can even search live job vacancies, work placements, and attend career workshops and networking events.

The university works with employers across all industry sectors. We link students with opportunities and help their CV stand out. Our students take part in our Grad Edge Award, and we can even support them to develop business ideas through Student Enterprise.

Our courses ensure students get the practical experience to prepare them for the workplace. Students gain essential skills by using industry-standard equipment, from our Moot Courtroom and Clinical Simulation Centre, to Film & TV School Wales, Crime Scene Facilities and our Sport Park.

The recent extension to USW Cardiff includes dance and drama spaces, design and photographic studios, fashion facilities and creative spaces on all floors for collaborative working.

With a library on each campus, students can access a range of services and resources. There are different types of study spaces, from social to silent, as well as access to books, journals, PCs and Wi-Fi.

For sport enthusiasts, there are over 65 teams that compete in the BUCS league, ranging from tennis and mountain biking, to golf, surfing and rugby. USW Sport has some of the most impressive facilities in the UK. USW Sport Park is one of the best university sport coaching and training venues in the country.

Virtual Open Days

Students can register for an online open day at the University of South Wales. There are no deadlines, and no set times. Prospective students can access welcome talks, campus tours, and helpful finance and accommodation talks at their leisure.

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