MMU joins CII's fast expanding university scheme

The Chartered Insurance Institute has joined forces with Manchester Metropolitan University to help students kickstart their careers in insurance.

The new partnership with will give the university’s undergraduate and postgraduate students in finance the opportunity to gain a CII qualification, in addition to their university degree through self-directed study, at a reduced rate.

The special academic rate is around a third of the amount charged to employed insurance and personal finance professionals, and that students will enjoy membership of the Institute for the duration of their studies at the university.

Joanne Bambrick, senior lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, said: “We are pleased to work with the CII so that our students can complement their academic work with professional studies that will help them stand out to prospective employers. By achieving CII qualifications, our students will improve their chances of accessing a rewarding career in the financial services and insurance profession.

“Manchester is a thriving city with a well-developed financial services sector. At Manchester Metropolitan we are always looking for ways to work with employers within this sector and to develop those relationships by enhancing the employability skills of our students.”

Sian Fisher, CEO of the Chartered Insurance Institute, added: “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 profession.

"We are delighted to work with Manchester Metropolitan University on our joint commitment to attracting new talent to the profession.”

Manchester Metropolitan University follows in the footsteps of the University of East Anglia, Coventry University, Blackburn College and the University of Gloucestershire, all of which all now offer students access to CII qualifications at the special academic rate.

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