ICAS Foundation New Student and Mentor Event 2023

The ICAS Foundation recently hosted a New Student and Mentor Welcome Event, to celebrate the new cohort of students for Autumn 2023 and offer the opportunity to meet others on the programme and their mentors.

We were delighted to have 18 of our 28 new students in attendance, along with mentors and some of the Foundation's Alumni Ambassadors - they enjoyed a full afternoon discovering the benefits of the ICAS Foundation programme, including meeting fellow Foundation students and connecting with others studying accounting or finance, as well as how being part of the ICAS Foundation can help them through their time at university and on into their future careers.

Additionally, our volunteer mentors led a thought-provoking forum discussion, fostering an environment for mentorship and learning.

New Student Event - group of students networking

(Photo: students and mentors enjoying the Speed Networking session)

The highlight of the afternoon was a panel with four of our Alumni Ambassadors, discussing how they benefited from the Foundation's programme and offering tips for our new students to make the most of their journey with us.

New Student event - alumni ambassadors panel

(Left to Right: Amy Drysdale, Foundation Operations and Engagement Manager, with Alumni Ambassadors Ryan Brown (AAB), Amy Vincent (JP Morgan Co & Chase), Eryn Paterson (KPMG) and Liam Guthrie CA (Phoenix Group))

We're delighted to welcome our new students to the Foundation programme and look forward to seeing how they progress throughout their journey with us!

This event was supported by the Edrington Group, who graciously offered their stunning offices as a venue at no cost to the Foundation.

New Student Event - Norman Murray

(Photo: Norman Murray CBA CA, Chairman of the Foundation's Board of Trustees, welcomes new students to the ICAS Foundation during his address)


The ICAS Foundation is a registered Scottish charity No SC034836.

To find out more about the ICAS Foundation, visit the website at www.icasfoundation.org.uk. You can support its work by donating, volunteering to mentor a student or providing an internship or work placement. You can also contact us to discuss a specific area where you would like to help.