CII teams up with UEA

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The University of East Anglia is the latest higher education provider to team up with the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) to help students to kickstart a career in the insurance and personal finance profession.

From September 2020 onwards, the Norwich Business School’s undergraduate and postgraduate students in finance will only have to pay an academic rate to study for CII qualifications.

The academic rate is around a third of the amount charged to employed insurance and personal finance professionals who wish to obtain CII qualifications.

By paying to study for a CII qualification the student will also become a member of the CII for the duration of their studies at the university.

Membership of the CII gives them access to local institute networking events, mentoring schemes and career support. 

The University of East Anglia is the latest of several universities to team up with the CII to provide their students with a pathway into a career in the insurance and personal finance profession.

Yifan Chen, programme academic of the University of East Anglia, said: “We are pleased to team up with the CII. This is a great way to encourage students to develop a rewarding career in financial services and the insurance sector.

“Norwich is recognised as a centre of excellence in insurance, financial and professional services and our students could have new opportunities to engage with local professionals, mentors and employers.”

Sian Fisher, CEO of the Chartered Insurance Institute, said: “The CII is partnering with modern, employability focused Universities and Business schools to highlight the variety of career opportunities for graduates in the insurance and personal finance sector.

“The partnerships enable students to embark on their professional studies and to complement their academic work helping them stand out to prospective employers.  We are delighted to have agreed the new arrangement with the University of East Anglia, which demonstrates our joint commitment to attracting new talent to the profession.”

For more information, contact Yifan Chen – Yifan.Chen@uea.ac.uk

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