What is this group for?
For years we have harboured hopes of creating a student area on AccountingWEB and this discussion group is the first step towards such a resource taking shape in 2012. Our publisher Andy North recently outlined the project, which we hope will attract and cater for new members of AccountingWEB.
The plan is for a new site that could either be part of AWEB domain or stand separately. The content would include:
- Careers advice - including “do I want to get into accountancy”, “what will my day be like if I do” basic level content, blended with more advanced “should I join the ICAEW or CIMA?” discussions - such as the one here.
- Homework help – advice on technical tax/accountancy subjects as well as broader revision advice.
We would look to the community to provide a lot of the advice in the form of peer-to-peer student discussions as well as contributions from experienced accountants in the AWEB community and experts.
A few members have come forward and offered encouragement in the feedback group, so this is the next step. Are we heading in the right direction, and what are the sorts of things you'd like to see included? If you're not a student, but an employer or otherwise linked to the profession, how interested would you be in getting involved, for example as a mentor to accountancy students?
We'll be back as this group goes to share more of our plans and ideas - and look forward to hearing yours.