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Our Students

Undertaking this course gives you the opportunity to work with outstanding organisations. As opportunities arise, some students even have the privilege of sitting on the boards of a variety of organisations


Here is some feedback from two of the events attended by a few members of the last programme:

Get Motivated Britain 2011

Speakers included Christine Hamilton, wife of Nigel Hamilton- former MP, Rob Brown and Morris Goodman-internationally known as 'The Miracle Man'.

"Overall I had an amazing day and got to meet a lot of very inspirational men and woman who have taught me that there is nothing that you want that you can't have with the right attitude. I thank the corporate governance scheme for giving me the opportunity to attend this event and look forward to many more alike."

ACCA Regional Dinner

Event hosted by Lucy Kite, ITV Weather Presenter

" evening of professional networking, fine dining and topical conversations hosted by ITV’s central tonight, very own Lucy Kite. The special guest speaker at the event was David Smith the economic editor of the Sunday Times. The whole event was beneficial as I was able to interact, ask questions and contribute to the discussions. I feel the event linked to governance as it looked at issues globally. Attending this event gave me an excellent opportunity to network and connect with accountancy professionals and the local businesses community."

Graduates of the 2011 programme have made significant progress in their governance journeys. Sheon is now a member of the Inspired Youth Advisory Board. Liz is now the Chair of Governors at St Matthews C of E Primary school! This all within a few months of completing the course!

Our students come from various of backgrounds and have different experiences. Below, we introduce you to a few of them!


Melissa is the Director and lead consultant and trainer at E.ngage Consultancy. She specialises in Social Regeneration and has a range of experience in community engagement & consultation, with a strong background and foundation in social housing and regeneration where she began her professional career at the tender age of 19.


Fully ACCA qualified commercially astute accountant, accomplished in the coordination and preparation of fully compliant statutory financial statements, stakeholder management, board reporting, analysing performance, managing audit and strategic planning. Having Emigrated from Jamaica at the age of 19 to complete my accountancy qualification, I became a fully recognised member of the institute in 2009 at the age of 25 having started my studies in 2002 and without been employed in the profession until 2005.


Chidi is currently in her second year studying Economics BSc at University of Birmingham. She achieved AAAB in her A-Levels.

She was previously employed in a successful Corporate and Investment bank in the city of London on a three month summer internship and later as an HR Assistant. Whilst interning she helped manage a team of interns that raised £5000 for Children’s Hospice UK. She has also been employed at Goldman Sachs a Global Investment bank and securities firm in London on a Spring Programme for their Federation- comprising of Operations; Technology; Services; Internal Audit and Finance Divisions.


Joel Graham-Blake is one of the UK’s up and coming young business leaders. He is an award-winning serial entrepreneur, public speaker, visiting lecturer and business consultant with a niche specialism of personal development within Diversity. He is also the Founder of the Diverse Entrepreneur Network (DEN), a mastermind club for entrepreneurs with businesses less than five years old and the UK’s first ever National Diversity Advisor for Golf.

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