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Student societies and groups

Student societies are groups of trainee Chartered Accountants, divided regionally across the UK and internationally and are run by student committees. As an ACA trainee, you automatically join your local ICAEW student society.

Student society benefits

  • Build your professional network
  • Meet fellow trainees
  • Social and sporting events
  • Personal development workshops
  • Develop your soft skills
  • Join student committees
  • Local support
  • Revision sessions

Find your local student society


We have a number of international student networks including Cyprus, South East Asia, and the Middle East.

If you are a student from somewhere not listed in the above tables and would like to find out more about your local network, please contact us.

Student council

ICAEW’s Student Council (ISC) is made up of representatives from student societies and networks around the world. Every quarter, the Student Council meet to discuss issues that impact ICAEW students. (ISC) has 25 members, who have been elected by their fellow student society committees.