Autumn University 

17-19 October 2017

Our Autumn University is a three day non-residential programme for students who are thinking about a career in financial services and are interested in studying the subject at university. 

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Why do it?

The Autumn University will give you an insight into the world of banking and finance. It will also introduce the various career paths available to you within financial services, and can help you think about whether a career in these areas is right for you. It is also an opportunity for you to experience university life in the City of London.

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Who is it for?

We encourage you to apply for the Autumn University if you:

  • Will be a Year 12 or Year 13 student as of October 2017
  • Have 5 A*-C grades at GCSE (or equivalent), including English and Maths
  • Have a broad interest in finance, economics and business
  • Are considering applying to university

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How do I apply?

Applications are now open and will close on Friday 29 September. 

You will hear back from us within two weeks of your application submission. Once accepted, you will then be sent instructions on how to pay the fee online and teacher and parent permissions will be collected.

Apply now

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What does it cost?

£75 per student
£50 per student currently studying the CeFS or DipFS

The course is non-residential, but refreshments and lunch are provided to students every day and the cost of materials and all excursions are covered within the course fee.

We are pleased to offer a limited number of bursaries that cover the full cost of the programme.  To qualify for this, you should meet two or more of the criteria below:

  • Be living in a POLAR area with a classification of 1 or 2*
  • Neither parent has attended higher education
  • You are in, or have been in, the care of the Local Authority

There are a limited number of bursaries available so applications will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis.

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You will be introduced to the world of banking and finance through a series of exciting lectures with our expert academics as well as having the opportunity to meet and question key players from the industry, to find out what it really takes to have a successful career in this sector. Working with our academic team, you will develop your study skills while increasing your knowledge of progression routes into this fast-paced industry.

Last year's agenda - similar format planned for this year


  • Understanding banking and financial services
  • Careers and employability in financial services
  • Networking practice with The Golden Network - how to make the most out of your connections
  • Walking tour of the Financial District


  • Academic lecture on banking
  • Panel discussion with young professionals - your chance to find out how they got to where they are today
  • Challenger Bank team challenge


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We have provided some guidance* below on sources of short-term accommodation close to our campus.

Hotels in close proximity:

*Please note: should you decide to say in short-term accommodation The London Institute of Banking & Finance will not be responsible for you.

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