In my opinion, the BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance [BAAF] is the best out of all accounting degree programmes in the country. In addition to the fact that it’s a UK programme, it provides exemptions from the nine fundamental papers of ACCA. It also allows people who have no prior knowledge of accounting or finance (including myself) to get a Bachelor’s degree within only three years. It is structured in a way that you can get the qualification while working full-time. The programme includes a long 4-month break every year, which you can use to gain extra skills. The lecturers are very knowledgeable in their areas of expertise and the business world. Unlike stereotypical “college lecturers”, Villa College lecturers help individual students achieve high grades and care about the performance of their students. Another big advantage of the programme is that the University of the West of England (UWE) has an online library which includes a lot of literature and textbooks, which means that you don’t have to buy “expensive college books” or go to actual libraries to get information for your assignments. The library also gives you access to numerous online sources for which you’d need to pay for if you were not a UWE student. The programme forces you to become critical thinkers and gain a lot of information about the accounting and finance world through well-thought out assignment questions. Due to all these reasons, I’m proud to say that I have not regretted choosing this programme for a second.