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Northern Chartered Accountant Students' Society

Supporting northern ACA students

NCASS Special Meeting – June 2020

NCASS

Notice is given that a Special Meeting of NCASS has been called and will be held online via Microsoft Teams.

 

The Special Meeting is open to all members. Items to be discussed:

  • Change to the NCASS Rules on the timing of the AGM
  • Change to the NCASS Rules to allow the Cumberland Student Society to formally merge into NCASS
  • AOB

In line with the current NCASS Rules, a 14-day notice period is required, and therefore this serves as notice of the commencement of the 14 days, on Wednesday 10th June 2020.

If you would like to attend the meeting, please contact the NCASS Secretary, Sam Hutson, who will distribute the joining instructions for the Microsoft Teams call.

NCASS look forward to welcoming you to the Special Meeting.

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New Year; New Committee

In June, NCASS held their AGM where the new committee for the 2019/2020 year were elected.

NCASS are pleased to announce the new committee for the next year is:

Position Member Firm
Chair Therese McCollam KPMG
Vice-chair James Richardson EY
Treasurer Abby Barnes RSM
Secretary Sam Hutson Colin Hutson Accounting
ICAEW student council (ISC) rep Gregory Barnett RSM
Inter-professional rep Tom Cosby Ryecroft Glenton
Teesside rep Sam Hutson Colin Hutson Accounting
Wellbeing / CABA officer Sophie Richardson Deloitte
Communication officer Rich Tiffany KPMG

For full details of the newly elected committee members, visit http://www.norsca.co.uk/ncass/committee-members/.

The new committee took the opportunity to thank Rich Tiffany (immediate past-chair) and the rest of the committee for all of their hard work in a successful 2018/19 year that included winning the PQ Award for Student Body of the Year for the second year in three!

NCASS Ball 2019, PQ Award

PQ Award shown off at the NCASS Ball 2019

Watch this space for upcoming events!

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NCASS Newcastle Annual Ball 2018

Following on from the success of our 2017 annual dinner we are pleased to announce that the 2018 dinner will be held on 16th March 2018 at the new location of The Biscuit Factory.

Arrival will be at 19:00 for a 19:30 start and the evening will finish at 01:00. Included in the ticket price will be a welcome drink upon arrival, a three course meal, half a bottle of wine per person and an after dinner disco.

Menu

The menu for the evening will be as follows:

~o~ Starter ~o~
Tomato and red onion bruschetta, parmesan shavings and rocket (v)

~o~ Main ~o~
Roasted Chicken Supreme, Baby Onions, Smoked Bacon, Pomme Puree
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Lasagne of Leek & Woodland Mushrooms, Brinkburn Goats Cheese (v)

~o~ Pudding ~o~
Warm Treacle Tart, Homemade Brown Bread Ice Cream

Tickets

Tickets for the evening are priced at £40 per person (including VAT) and we will be raising money for the charity Caring Hands on the evening. We hope to see you all there; book soon to avoid disappointment!

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NCASS Netball tournament raises £200 for charity

NCASS held its second successful mixed netball tournament on 25/08/17 raising money for Caring Hands charity.

We would like to say a big thank you to UNW LLP who kindly sponsored the event enabling us to raise £200 for our chosen charity!

Netball 1

 

Netball 2

 

Blue Square were victorious defeating Deloitte in the finals! With UNW and PWC coming joint third.

Well done and thank you to all the teams that took part, it was a great evening and we look forward to holding it again next year!

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NCASS Annual pub quiz

NCASS’ annual pub quiz makes its return!

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Get a team together and test your general knowledge with other student accountants in the North East and be in with a chance of winning a cash prize!

This is a good chance to test your general knowledge in teams and meet other accountants in the North East! With a free drink, cash prizes and spot prizes, what more could you want from a pub quiz?

This year’s quiz will be held on Thursday 21st September at The Central pub in Gateshead. The event will cost £3 per person – please bring along your money on the evening. Please arrive no later than 6.15pm for your free drink, ready for a 6.30pm start.

With thanks to the ESF for their support with this event.

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TSCA Netwalking

Join TSCA for a 5 mile ‘walk whilst you talk’ in our first Netwalking event.

Netwalking - NorthernHopefully the late British Summer will be kind to us, as we enjoy the views from the Osmotherly/Swainby circular walk, whilst conserving enough energy to relax and network with fellow ICAEW members, and let’s not forget the option of a cold beverage after we finish the route.

Join TSCA members, friends and family for a social walk followed by some refreshments.

Walkers should wear/bring appropriate clothing (cool / warm / waterproof) it is British summertime so anything could happen.

We also intend, for those walkers who are interested, to have a drink together after the walk at the Black Horse, Swainby. If you would like to stay on for some food please book a table directly with the Black Horse itself on +44 (0) 1642 700 436 and indicate when you are booking that you are with the accountants walking group.

Registration is from 16:00 for the walk to start at 16:15.

Cost

The event is free to attend but pre-booking is requried to secure your place.

Bookings close 12 September 2017
Event enquiries
Contact: Jerome Bury

    01642 660 300
    jeromeb@anderson-barrowcliff.co.uk

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NCASS and NEYCAG quiz night

NCASS/NEYCAG - Quiz nightLast week we held the NCASS NEYCAG quiz at the Central Pub in Gateshead, with representation from the NAO, Deloitte, EY and RSM to name a few.

After a few drinks in the bar we headed up to the top floor for the buffet where we had hired out a function room. The quiz started with introduction to two table quiz rounds of Geography and numbers to play throughout the evening- only one team managed to guess all 20 flags and the associated capital cities of each country – well done! We then went on to test general knowledge, food & drink, music and sport, together with several spot prize questions each winning a bottle of wine. For example, do you know how many nations competed at the Summer 2012 Olympics? Well we do now!

Congratulations to the winning team who scored 78 out of 90 and won Eldon Square vouchers. They were closely followed by a very respectable 72 out of 90 who won bottles of prosecco.

Thanks to everyone for coming and a big thank you to Nigel Wright for sponsoring- a great night had by all!

About NCASS

NCASS (Northern Chartered Accountant Students’ Society) is the official body that represents ACA students under ICAEW training contracts in the Northern Society area in the North East of England and Cumbria. We have been supporting student chartered accountants across northern England since 1896.

The society is run by ACA student volunteers for ACA students and, space permitting, new committee members are always welcome.

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Inaugural NCASS Open Evening

NCASS were delighted to host their inaugural Open Evening at the Digital Lounge, Tyneside Cinema on 11th July.  This event was hosted by NCASS President Chris Soan and our new Chair, Katie Taylor, to showcase NCASS to regional firms including Deloitte, RSM Tenon, Haines Watts, Colin Hutson Accounting, NAO and Tait Walker.

NCASS are currently offering a full and varied event calendar with forthcoming events including a tour of the Riverside Stadium, Quiz and Casino nights and annual dinners in both Newcastle and Teesside.  The Open Evening allowed us to share our up-coming events with firms as well as asking for feedback on our current programme.

NCASS are always looking for new ways to support students in the region and our next event offers an alternative to the more traditional NCASS social and networking events in the form of an evening workshop on Mindfulness.

For details of our future events and information on how to book, please visit: http://www.norsca.co.uk/ncass/events/.

About NCASS
NCASS (Northern Chartered Accountant Students’ Society) is the official body that represents ACA students under ICAEW training contracts in the Northern Society area in the North East of England and Cumbria. We have been supporting student chartered accountants across northern England since 1896.

The society is run by ACA student volunteers for ACA students and, space permitting, new committee members are always welcome.

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NCASS netball tournament success

NCASS netball tournament-2From fancy foot work to great goals, the NCASS netball tournament was a huge success!

With mixed gender teams and a wide range of abilities the tournament catered for all.

The final saw UNW and Offstone Publishing go head to head for the number 1 spot. After a close start Offstone Publishing soon found their stride and very deservingly took first place.

The event was in high demand with limited spaces of 8 teams. All teams played really well and the tournament was a fun, friendly way to socialise and network with other professionals from the Newcastle area.

NCASS will be sure to organise another sporting tournament so keep checking our events page to avoid missing out!

NCASS netball tournament

About NCASS
NCASS (Northern Chartered Accountant Students’ Society) is the official body that represents ACA students under ICAEW training contracts in the Northern Society area in the North East of England and Cumbria. We have been supporting student chartered accountants across northern England since 1896.

The society is run by ACA student volunteers for ACA students and, space permitting, new committee members are always welcome.

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NCASS tour of Wylam Brewery

Optimized-Wylam Brewery tour 1Wylam Brewery has come a fairly long way since their inception, with founding fathers John Boyle and Robin Leighton pawing over their first malt bills and recipes in a potting shed in the village of Wylam. Their brews are now enjoyed in quality pubs and bottle shops across the land, and in July NCASS had the chance to go and join them for a tour at their new home in the Palace of Arts in Exhibition Park, Newcastle, to find out what all the fuss was about.

The Palace of Arts is an impressive structure as is, but upon entering it became apparent that what Wylam Brewery had done with the place was even more impressive than the building itself. High domed ceilings and an understated colour scheme of greys housed a new bar, an events and music venue and the brewery itself. Upon being led through to the brewery and whilst stood under kettles and mashers at least three times our height, we received an introduction to the brewing process from head brewer Ben. Heads suitably reeling from the deceivingly complicated and scientific methods involved in the art of brewing the perfect beer, people headed back to the bar with a new found appreciation for the work involved in making a good pint.

But of course, no tour would be complete without a chance to sample the finished produce! Once back in The Tap we finally got our chance to try some of their finest brews. Jakehead, Collingwood and Angel were all on the menu as we sampled five of the best the brewery had to offer and certainly weren’t disappointed – with each brew so different from the last, we all had a hard job picking our favourite! The fifth taster marked the end of our guided tour but we were then invited to stay in the bar as long as we wanted, and two or three pints later we were more than convinced we had made the right decision in hanging back. It would have been rude not to have taken them up on their offer, after all…

Optimized-Wylam Brewery tour 2

About NCASS
NCASS (Northern Chartered Accountant Students’ Society) is the official body that represents ACA students under ICAEW training contracts in the Northern Society area in the North East of England and Cumbria. We have been supporting student chartered accountants across northern England since 1896.

The society is run by ACA student volunteers for ACA students and, space permitting, new committee members are always welcome.

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