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The CIPP’s Graduation Ceremony 2019 Celebrating the success of our students

CIPP graduates were recognised for all their hard work and achievements at the Graduation Ceremony on Friday 8 November 2019. Family, friends, tutors, CIPP staff and dignitaries all came together to celebrate and congratulate the success of our students at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham. More than ever, obtaining professional qualifications are what distinguish individuals as true leaders in their profession. So why are professional qualifications necessary? In payroll and pensions, they are essential because of the need to update skills and knowledge according to ever-changing government legislation and regulations. Employers also have certain expectations, and they demand that the professionals they employ can do their jobs to the highest standard.

The Institute’s achievement of Chartered status helps demonstrate the valuable contributions that payroll and pensions professionals provide not only within business but also to UK society as a whole.

The Institute would like to congratulate all the graduates and wish them the best in their future endeavours. And remember, education does not have to stop here – we encourage you to keep up to date with all the latest legislation changes by involving yourself in continuing professional development.

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Opening address

Jason Davenport MCIPP MIoD Chair, CIPP

Good morning, Lords, ladies, gentleman, honoured guests and, of course, our graduands.

I would like to talk to you this morning about what you have achieved and why this is not the end; rather it is a significant milestone in your journey. Today is all about reflection, rejoicing and consideration of next steps.

Sitting here today provides an opportunity to reflect on your earlier vision – you have made what you once thought impossible, possible. You have moved through a three-step process, you have justified (you weathered the storm), you have certified (you showed your diligence and have elevated yourself amongst your peers) and you have accomplished – that is what today is all about: reflection and thanks for what you have achieved. Now, what may be next? With knowledge and wisdom, you have to create impact. Each of you will be role models for your family. The pride they have in you is evident here today – with their support and encouragement through the long hours, sitting at the desk (or kitchen table), let’s not forget their unconditional love to you and the support they have given. It is times like these that we think about those around us, who help to guide us, give us strength to continue during life’s toughest tests and act positively in all manner of situations. Lessons in life often come from the most humble of places. As an example of that, my grandmother knew my wife was a keeper, simply by her smile. She knew I liked to laugh and could see Louise had fun running through her like electricity. Some of the stories my grandmother used to impart to my children about surviving in WW2 and making ends meet, will stay with them throughout their lives and help to keep them grounded. She always said it is never wrong to do the right thing. Reflecting as I have on my grandmother who is long-since passed, I realise we are all in ‘the line’ without knowing it. We never know how many people are before us. We cannot move to the back of the line. We cannot step out of the line. We cannot avoid the line. So, while we wait in line: make every moment count. Make priorities. Make the time. Make your gifts known. Make a nobody feel like a somebody. Make your voice heard. Make the small things big. Make someone smile. Make the change. Make peace. Make sure to tell your people they are loved. Make sure to have no regrets. Make an impact. And make sure you are ready. Earlier in the CIPP events calendar we held our Annual Conference and Exhibition and our Scottish National Conference. It was at the latter I met Andrew Black, who spoke for us on the power of positive thinking. I wanted to reflect a number of his words in my opening address to you today. Andrew spoke of releasing yourself from the chains of a to-do list, and rather focus on having a to-be list. What do you want to achieve today and why is it relevant? Not just a tick list approach, but a focus on a positive growth mindset. Andrew also talked about being glad to be alive – enjoying the moment and recognising how blessed we are. He spoke of positively recognising five things each day that he was glad to have – he started simply with having a roof over his head, being able to afford heating, having a fridge and having milk in the fridge, so he could enjoy a cup of tea. Here are mine for today: 1. Being here at Graduation with all of you, to celebrate and congratulate your achievements. 2. I am looking forward to catching up with you later today to hear of your plans for the future. 3. Cake and champagne – always a great combination. 4. Being amazed by each new day – and giving thanks for it. 5. And really importantly, recognise life is there for the taking, get involved, do as much as you can, give as much as you can and the more you give, the more you will receive. Andrew stated that it is good to learn that life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass – it’s about learning to dance in the rain.

With knowledge and wisdom, you have to create impact

Finally, to our audience – remember this is a celebration – it’s mandatory to clap, cheer and whoop. And to our graduands – congratulations, and I hope you thoroughly enjoy your moment.


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Ken Pullar FCIPP Chief executive officer, CIPP CEO address

Good afternoon and welcome to graduands, friends, family, tutors and other guests. We are here to celebrate and to support you graduands who have achieved a major milestone in your payroll or pension careers. Your journey here today will not have been an easy one. Learning whilst in employment, balancing your work, family, friends and studies will have been a challenge, and one you have managed successfully. You should be incredibly proud of your achievement; knowledge is power, and you have worked hard to increase yours and give you career opportunities which are not available to unqualified peers. Well done. But let’s not forget those husbands, wives, partners, friends and family members who have supported you in being here today. Those who have been there whilst you have juggled commitments, those who have had to understand when you could not have that night in the pub or have had to support you whilst you studied on holiday. So, let’s take a moment to applaud those who have supported you and helped you in being here today. You are now equipped with a significant range of knowledge and skills and, through maintaining your CIPP membership and using your designatory letters, you can shout about how brilliant you are. Your designatory letters demonstrate your qualification and professionalism to the world. Make sure you continue your membership with the CIPP in order to use these well-earned letters after your name. They not only demonstrate that you have achieved your qualification, but that you have access to the latest information and support relating to changes in the industry and that you are a payroll or pensions professional worth having on the team. When we achieve goals in our lives, we often start to think about the next one. It is a rare person who thinks, I’ve achieved everything I wanted to and now I shall stop. Whilst you may be thinking about a well-earned break, I am sure it won’t be long before you start working on your next challenge or goal. Be that further qualifications or working towards Chartered membership with the CIPP – the highest level of professional membership in payroll and pensions, which is now that little bit closer due to the qualification you have achieved. Thank you all. You have helped your loved ones become true professionals in their industry.

Your designatory letters demonstrate your qualification and professionalism to the world.

Whatever you do next, remember learning is a life-long journey both personally and professionally, but wherever your journey takes you I want to wish you the very best.

My final words to you are, don’t forget to maintain your continuing professional development, and remember the words of Benjamin Franklin, who helped draft the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. constitution: “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.”

Enjoy your day and congratulations once again.


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Guest address

Firstly, massive congratulations to each and every one of you on your CIPP qualification. I would imagine you have all worked so incredibly hard and you and your families must be so proud of your amazing achievement. This is such a great time to graduate as the market for quality payroll professionals like yourselves is very much in your favour, with more opportunities available than ever. For the last nine years, it has been the busiest period in the history of the payroll and pension profession. Here in the UK we have all been dealing with real-time information, automatic enrolment, shared parental leave, gender pay reporting, IR35, to name a few, and these continued regulatory and legislative changes have kept all of the payroll and pension profession extremely busy. The heavy workload of payroll and pension professionals is set to increase further as the economy continues to grow and employers look to hire quality professional support. We are not experiencing any downturn in payroll vacancies even with the UK political situation being uncertain. In our new Hays Salary Guide Report for 2020 , which we are just in the middle of launching, 94% of organisations tell us they expect their business activities to increase or remain the same and 68% of employers said they do plan to recruit over the next twelve months. On top of this, payroll salaries have grown for the ninth year running and increased at an average of 2.2% last year. With your CIPP qualification – you will be massively in demand in the market. Everyone in this room celebrating today has worked hard to gain their CIPP qualification and to add another dimension to their career choice as a payroll or pensions professional. At Hays, we believe that employers and the payroll and pension profession need to work together to find ways to open up this function as a career choice to a broader range of people, including school leavers into apprenticeships, and graduates, as this will help the profession have more choice of candidates in the future, plus growing the CIPP and payroll community. To summarise, you will find that your payroll and pension skills will stay in massive demand into 2020, putting pressure on employers to address the shortage of suitable candidates. Employers are keen to keep their payroll and pension professionals, so are increasingly making counter-offers to individuals who have secured another job offer. In order to retain good payroll candidates, it is also important for payroll professionals to feel confident that their current employer is committed to investing in their future over the medium-to long-term and offering training and degrees through the CIPP is an absolute must for any organisation wanting to stand out as an employer of choice. Helen Livesey MBA MREC CertRP Senior business director, National Payroll Channel Lead, Hays Payroll Management

With your CIPP qualification – you will be massively in demand in the market.

Congratulations again and enjoy your celebration.


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Guest address

Carsten Staehr FCIPP CEO, Cintra HR & Payroll Services

First of all, let me say how delighted I am to be here today, celebrating with such an amazing bunch of people, and I mean that from the bottom of my heart. Studying for a qualification takes a tremendous amount of drive and dedication, and the fact that most of you will have achieved this whilst juggling a full-time job, family responsibilities and the many other commitments that our incredibly busy lives throw at us, is outstanding. This level of commitment leaves me in no doubt that in front of me now are the payroll stars of the future and your employers should be very proud of you. The CIPP do a fantastic job of making sure that the payroll profession achieves the recognition it deserves. It responds to the changes and pressures the industry faces and provides courses that equip you to be the very best that you can be. All Cintra bureau staff are CIPP qualified and many go on to continue their education to the highest level. Your success here today and your commitment to continuing professional development is a springboard towards achieving the Holy Grail of Chartered membership. In our industry we are constantly alive to new challenges and need to have juggling skills that would be the envy of any top-class circus act. Changes in the pensions arena in recent years have been both significant and challenging and pensions continue to remain high on the agenda. It is therefore a highly sought-after area in which to develop knowledge, understanding and expertise…so this qualification makes you an even more valuable asset than you were before. Common to everyone in this room and demonstrated by your willingness to invest in continuing your education, is the desire to do a good job, to have the expertise and knowledge that enables you to face future challenges with confidence. Cintra are proud supporters of the CIPP: as industry bodies go it really is at the top of its game. The information sharing, courses, networking…they are all first rate. This year’s Annual Conference was particularly outstanding. What really makes the Institute great however is you – its members. You are the heart of the CIPP: the drive, professionalism and thirst for knowledge that you demonstrate today is what really sets it apart. The CIPP undoubtedly has the most dedicated members of any institutution I have encountered. With your commitment and enthusiasm, I know the future of the payroll profession is in good hands.

...leaves me in no doubt that in front of me now are the payroll stars of the future and your employers should be very proud of you.

I hope you take pride in the achievements we celebrate today, and I hope you continue to evolve with the help and support of the CIPP and your fellow professionals.

Cintra HR & Payroll Services is proud to support this event and I, personally, am truly proud of each and every one of you and wish you continued achievement and success in the future.


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Pete Moody PhD MSc BSc PGCE FHEA CIPP link tutor, University of Worcester Guest address

Congratulations to you all on achieving a significant milestone in your careers. I’ll be honest with you, I didn’t know about CIPP until I got involved with this course. As far as I was concerned, payroll simply put some money into my bank account every month. I wasn’t aware of all that went on behind the scenes to make sure that the right amount of money went there, and that it was actually sent. And that all the deductions were for the correct amounts and went to the right places. The same thing applies to pensions – I’ve been paying into a pension scheme for quite a few years now and, in rather fewer years than that, I hope to be able to benefit from that scheme. But somebody has to take care of all that for me. I suspect most people (out there) are like me, and haven’t heard of CIPP. But the people who matter do know. Your employers know. Anybody seriously involved with payroll or pensions knows. And so they know about your qualification, and why it is important and valuable. When I passed my driving test, it was an indication that I was considered safe to go out onto the road by myself. I knew where all the controls were, and what they did. I could steer a car well enough to avoid hitting things. I knew the rules that needed to be followed. But that didn’t make me a good driver. For that, I needed experience. My vehicle control skills needed to be honed. I needed to learn how to think ahead and respond to new situations. I think you can see the analogy I’m trying to draw, but even the best analogies break down. The rules of the road are well-established, and unlikely to change much in the near future (at least, until we get self-driving cars). But the rules for payroll and pensions change at almost every budget speech. And if we get a new government, the next budget speech will probably involve more changes than usual. Your qualification is not an end in itself, but a step on the way, a milestone. You need to travel further.

Your qualification is not an end in itself, but a step on the way, a milestone.

Driving a car is a bit like teaching history – the things you are dealing with don’t change, or if they do change, it is relatively slowly.

Working in payroll or pensions is more like my main job, which is teaching computing – there is something new every six months or so. My challenges are the next version of network operating system software or the new wireless standards. Your challenge is implementing the whims of politicians.

You work for a variety of organisations, but each is like a machine. You are still a cog in that machine, but you are now a much more useful and more versatile cog.

As you acquire experience to go with your knowledge, you could start to share that with others, through mentoring of junior colleagues, through leadership, or maybe even through CIPP tutoring. There are further study opportunities open to you, to follow on from your Foundation Degree. Your career could progress into management. There are several possible routes ahead that you could take: it’s up to you to choose the one that is most appropriate for you.

So, once again, congratulations on achieving this milestone, and best wishes for the next stages in your journey.


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Congratulations to this year’s gra

FoundationDegree inPayrollManagement graduates2019

Julian Armstrong Thais Alves Santos Brighton Abraham Amekporfor

Adrienne Cravo Martin Crowley Jack Dale Lisa Marie Dearn Deborah Dunwell Amber Durrant Leena Dutta Michael Dyer Patience Edematie

Rebecca Housley Danielle Humphrey Jessica Hutchinson Nadeem Iftikhar Emma Jacobs Katarzyna Jagielska Violet Jerevia Lauren Jervis Sanita Johal Sophie Johnson Carla Johnson Caileigh Johnson Aimee Johnson Fiona Jones Samuel Jones Nicola Jordan Connor Judd Rita Juseviciute Francesca Keep Alina Khokhlova Scott Knight Jobit Kurian Victoria Laker Edmundo Lamberio Jay Leach Laura Leonard

Louise McGeechan Gemma McKenzie Tara McLornan Julie Milliken Chloe Faye Mole Nathalie Morris Kevin Morrissey Stephen Morrow Harry Munday Neel Nahar Anastassia Navinski Ian Nixon Debra Norris Aniela Nowak Gemma Oakley John Opio Nicola Padden Alexandra Parker Charlene Pearce Emma Penrose Tryphena Penswick Tracy Petherbridge Sarah Pick Radhika Pillay Emma-Jayne Plant Nathan Playle Craig Powell Aimee Pritchard Rebecca Quayle

Sonia Manisha Salhan Irina Samoilenko Kemedi Sawacha Alex Scott-Ruddock Julie Searles Kristina Shalamanova Katie Sharpe Ellen Shepherd Jake Shergold Victoria Shipley Joanne Simpson Catherine Sizer Stewart Skardon Deborah Smith Maria Smith Teresa Stace Emma Stevenson Jennifer Stroud Lindsey Sullivan Lee Sullivan Magdalena Tabakova Matthew Taylor Andrea Thompson Claire Thorne Esther Varney Paraschos Varytis Anna Vasek Venu Vij Jade Vince Clare Walker Elizabeth Warboys Samantha West Felicity White Chevonne Wild

Sarah Amelle Ethan Ansell Kathryn Argent-Tingle Trina Armiger Lydia Asare Lynne Ashmore

Hollee Bailey Jaspal Bains Rachel Balmer Simon Barnett

Craig Edwards Claire Farnfield Emma Farrow

Teresa Finn Joanna Firak Ryan Flowers Mali Fordyce Hayley Foster Rachel Jade Freeman Nichola Gates Lucy Gibbons Katarzyna Golinska-Lang Bethany Gregson Debbie Grice Caroline Griffiths

Daniel Baron Berna Basara Rachel Louise Battisson

Clare Baxter Craig Beale Natasha Begdeli Monika Bekisz Joanna Benjamin Deborah Billyeald Dean Birchenough Verena Blyth Joshua Bowden Kathryn Bradshaw

Siobhan Guest Philippa Haines Samantha Hall Kausar Hanif Yvonne Hanley Daniel Harding Sophie Hardman Shauni Harrison Clive Headon Carol Hegarty Danielle Hill James Hilliard Aimee Hindle Evonne Hooson Bethan Hopes

Hollie Bragg Lucy Brewer Lorraine Brodie

Helen Leone Lauren Liasi

Lucy Lockwood Charlotte Logan Kit Yee Lui

Samantha Brown Chelsey Cathcart David Chantry Charley Chapman Adriana Chirita Joanne Cockran Adriana Coombes-Owen

Louise Quirk Keiron Read Jean Rebello Alix Reid Kai Richardson Nicola Louise Richmond Jessica Ridgway Samantha Robinson Vicky Rose Bethany Rucklidge

Leselle Lynch-Pallot Veronika Mackova Lesley Anne Maddock

Claire Madill Faye Manlow Lindsey McAvoy Keire McCausland Peter McConnell

Matthew Wild Andrea Young Liuda Volkov

Sandra Correia Andrew Cotton Richard Coupland


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FoundationDegree inPensionsAdministrationand Managementgraduates2019

Julian Armstrong Emily Bediako Fitri Brock

Daniel Cutmore Gemma Dinsdale Joanna Dunham Tina Ellis Nathan Goode Stephen Gribbin

Junaid Laly Sacha Larrier Aftab Malek Emma Murray Rhianedd Rice Jagjit Sandhu

Amanda Smith Brounagh Smith Catherine Sylvester Christopher Taylor Judith West

Lucy Bowman Tracie Butcher Betty Glynn Chiripanhura

BA(Hons) inAppliedBusinessandManagement (CIPP) graduates2019

Natalie Buckingham BA (Hons) FCIPPdip Rachael Cox BA (Hons) FCIPPdip Lisa Cripps BA (Hons) MCIPPdip Sarah Deacon BA (Hons) FCIPP Joshua Donner BA (Hons) ACIPP Shabana Keenan BA (Hons)

Callum O’Hagan BA (Hons) MCIPPdip (pensions) Christine Parkes BA (Hons) MCIPPdip Roula Seif BA (Hons) MCIPPdip Stephanie Simpson BA (Hons) Roxanne Leigh Talbot BA (Hons) MCIPPdip

Samantha Thompson BA (Hons) FCIPPdip Matt Warwick BA (Hons)

PostGraduateCertificate inBusinessandRewardManagement (CIPP)graduates2019

Stu Clennell

PostGraduateDiploma inBusinessandRewardManagement (CIPP) graduates2019

Lauren McLachlan MCIPPdip

David Read ACIPP

MSc inBusinessandRewardManagement (CIPP) graduates2019

Atul Bouri MSc MCIPPdip Charlotte Davis MSc

Lynn Fogerty MSc MCIPPdip Polly Leech-Sinclair MSc FCIPPdip

Lucinda Stoker MSc MCIPPdip


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Foundation Degree in Payroll Management Best work-based project award 2019

Student: Thais Alves Santos Brighton Assessor: Ray Ronnpage

The student work-based project is based on real life issues faced by their organisations and is probably the biggest piece of written work the students have ever done and is designed to challenge them. It requires a great deal of academic research, studying, time and determination to manage that task to achieve an A+.

The winner of this award’s piece of work demonstrates just that. The tutor wrote that “the project was lively, articulate and shows enthusiasm for the topic and it was a pleasure to read.”

The work clearly demonstrated an excellent command of the subject knowledge, which was duly applied to a clear, thorough and well-research literature review. The work furthermore displayed high-quality primary research which together with the literature review followed through to balanced arguments, supporting justifiable and sound conclusions and recommendations for this project. “I am delighted and extremely humbled to have received this award. It has come as a great surprise. “The course has been really enjoyable and has enabled me to develop my skills within the profession and given me more confidence at work. I am positive that this achievement will have a great impact on my career. “I would like to say thanks to my husband, Paul Brighton, for proofreading all my assignments and always being available to help me. I would also like to thank my colleagues for all their support.”

Foundation Degree in Payroll Management Student of the year award 2019

Student: Philippa Haines Tutor: Cathy Smith

For this award tutors are asked to nominate a student who, in their opinion, warrant recognition. The student does not have to be a straight grade A student, but they might have overcome work or personal issues in order to continue their studies.

This student started her studies in autumn 2016 and worked consistently hard through the three years of her course. She was always focused and managed to achieve a sustained improvement in her grades as her studies progressed.

Her tutor said: “I have watched her grow with confidence and ability which she has taken through to her professional career. She has never shied away from the commitment and has been determined to complete the course and gain the qualification.”

“It was a huge surprise to receive the student of the year award. I would like to thank my tutor Cathy Smith for nominating me and supporting me over the last three years, I really could not have completed the degree without her, she is an asset to CIPP and the payroll profession.”


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Foundation Degree in Pensions Administration and Management Best work-based project award 2019

Student: Betty Chiripanhura Tutor: Lynne Miller

The purpose of this project is to highlight the pivotal role the pensions professional plays in the effective administration of a scheme and furthermore how the management of sound administration leads to effective member engagement.

The project was well-structured and showed a clear ability to formulate logical and realistic recommendations from the literature and primary data gathered and critically analysed. It was very well written, thoroughly researched and a pleasure to read.

The tutor wrote: “Overall this was an excellent project and she should be proud of her achievement.”

“Brilliant. Got sense of achievement after all that work. “Just to meet with other professionals on the day was a good eye-opener and gives you that edge to aim higher. “Thank you to organisers and the CIPP team for making some of my dreams come true.”

Foundation Degree in Pensions Administration and Management Student of the year award 2019

Student: Christopher Taylor Tutor: Lynne Miller

The recipient of this year’s award has participated knowledgably throughout the course, applying himself extremely well and delivering consistently high-quality work. He has proven to be an asset to the pensions profession and has the knowledge and attributes to further succeed in this field.

The student started his studies in autumn 2016 and has shown unwavering dedication to them throughout.

His tutor wrote: “His attendance at module review days and tutorials was excellent, he was always focused and always provided a valuable contribution and was not afraid to raise constructive arguments where applicable. Over the three-year period he has developed into an excellent grade A student who has become a competent professional in his field and he should be justifiably proud of his achievement.” “Coming from a trade background I had never before studied for anything higher than GCSE level. This award means so much to me and proves that anybody can achieve their goals with hard work and determination. “I would like to say a special thanks to my tutor Lynne Miller for all her help throughout the three years.”


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Congratulations to 2019’s highest achievers

BA (Hons) in Applied Business andManagement (CIPP) Best work-based investigation 2019 Student: Sarah Deacon

The BA (Hons) in Applied Business and Management (CIPP) is an intensely challenging course. Condensing a degree programme into eighteen months, students are faced with a varied range of modules and assignments which focus on business management. The final and ultimate piece is the work-based investigation where the student must select and research a topic of their choice. It is demanding and requires careful planning, research and dedication. To acknowledge the effort and challenge that goes into the production of this work, we recognise the student who we feel has provided the best work-based investigation of the group. The marking and moderation team at the University of Derby said: “This was an excellent piece of research with clear aims and objectives. It was well-written and presented and demonstrated research far beyond the initial areas while remaining focussed. The project contained strong links to theory and an informative history of the industry. Overall, an interesting and comprehensive project.” This student has shown great determination and ability in completing her dissertation to such a high standard and we share her delight it helped in achieving a well-deserved first class honours. “I was so fortunate to have an amazing research client without whose agreement the study could not exist; better still they leftme to get on with it. “Support – never once in all the chaos of running a home and two businesses did my family or clients ever complain at me settling to study. “Change in any area of life has to come fromwithin and often, the impossible tasks are the ones worth pushing ahead to achieve. Crucially, laugh out loud or sing…whilst you may end up in a padded cell the act of laughter or singing oxygenates the body including the brain and releases endorphins.”

MSc in Business and RewardManagement (CIPP) Michelle Crook award for best MSc dissertation 2019 Student: Polly Leech-Sinclair The Michelle Crook award for best dissertation gives recognition to the student who we feel provided the best dissertation of the group. It is a demanding and in-depth piece of work which requires extensive planning, research and commitment.

The marking and moderation team at the University of Derby said of this dissertation: “This is an excellent piece of work that shows a well-thought-out approach to the research study. It effectively demonstrated the appropriate level of analysis between the business perspective and academic sources. The work flowed seamlessly and was enjoyable to read.” “I’m so proud to receive the award as it certainly makes all the long hours and late nights worth it! Everyone on the course did amazingly well and I’m so proud of us all for fighting through to the end; and the graduation was a brilliant celebration to be a part of.”


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Thank you to our tutors, invigilators andmoderators

Vivien Piper MCIPPdip Dino Pistacchio MCIPPdip Steve Poole ACIPP Alexander Porter MCIPPdip Denise Pursey MCIPPdip

Norman Green BSc FCIPP FBCS CEng CITP Toni Green MCIPPdip Eira Hammond ChFCIPPdip Steve Harford MSc FCIPP Ros Hendren MSc FCIPPdip CMgr FCMI dip FHEA Paula Hepburn MCIPPdip Claire Hey MCIPPdip (pensions) Vicky Hilton ACIPP Michael Hollingsworth MCIPPdip (pensions) Dianne Hoodless MSc ChFCIPP FHEA Stuart Hough MCIPPdip

Sunmola Adeyemo MCIPPdip Julie Aghanti-Akinremi MCIPPdip Kobir Ahmed Mike Aldous MCIPPdip Amanda Anastacio MCIPPdip Anne Anderson MCIPPdip Mark Astill MCIPPdip Alister Baldwin MCIPPdip Dawn Bartley MCIPPdip David Beckey MCIPPdip Kelvin Bell FCIPP Michele Bennett MCIPPdip Jill Blackburn BA (Hons) FCIPPdip Gillian Clarke MCIPPdip Lee Clayburn MCIPPdip Brian Comber MCIPPdip Patricia Conway FCIPP Paul Cooper MCIPPdip Nicola Daniel MCIPPdip (pensions) Chris Davies MCIPPdip Matthew Davies MCIPPdip Donna Day MCIPPdip Olivia Dunham ChFCIPPdip CPP Susan Edes MCIPPdip Stacey Edwards MCIPPdip Theresa Gall MCIPPdip Dawn Gibbons MCIPPdip Paul Gibbons MCIPPdip Elaine Gibson MSc ChFCIPP MCMI FHEA Kerrie Given MCIPPdip Carrie Gormley MCIPPdip Sonia Grant MCIPPdip Tricia Brogan MCIPPdip Denise Brown MCIPPdip Susan Budden MCIPPdip Brad Carpenter ACIPP Anne Clark ACIPP

Devila Rabadia BA (Hons) FCIPPdip Andrea Roe MCIPPdip (pensions) Ray Ronnpage MCIPPdip Jackie Rose ACIPP Jim Ross MSc FCIPP Hayley Ryder BA (Hons) FCIPPdip Joanne Sankey MCIPPdip Julie Scott MSc FCIPP Linda Shotten MSc FCIPPdip Assoc CIPD Pete Statham MSc FCIPP Diane Stevenson MCIPP Michelle Sutton MCIPPdip Lisa Thomas MCIPPdip Karen Thomson MSc ChFCIPPdip FHEA Colette Tierney MSc FCIPP Chloe Townley ACIPP Stacey Unsworth MCIPPdip Lesley Sinclair MCIPPdip Cathy Smith MSc FCIPP Craig Smith MCIPPdip

Diane Humphrey MCIPPdip Allan Isdale MCIPPdip BSc Caroline Jones MCIPPdip Lisa Kelly MCIPPdip (pensions) Colin Keown MSc FCIPPdip Debbie Kurs MCIPPdip Ana Laiu MCIPPdip Christine Lane BA (Hons) FCIPPdip Liz Lay MSc FCIPPdip FHEA ACIPD Joanne Leather ACIPP Polly Leech-Sinclair MCIPPdip Sandra Lingwood MCIPPdip Jane McDonald MCIPPdip

Theresa Waddington MCIPPdip Ian Walters MSc ChFCIPP FHEA Alison Ward MSc FCIPP Tracy Ward MCIPPdip Vicky Ward FCIPPdip Clare Warrington MSc FCIPPdip Julia Watkin MSc FCIPPdip David Wheeler ACIPP Karl White MCIPPdip (pensions) Kate Winson MCIPPdip

Sarah Meek MCIPPdip Carole Mellis MCIPPdip Lynne Miller BA (Hons) FCIPPdip (pensions) Jacqueline Milward MCIPPdip Pete Moody PhD MSc BSc PGCE FHEA

Michael Mullen MCIPPdip Andrea Musson MCIPPdip Melanie Noon MSC FCIPPdip Julie Northover ChFCIPPdip Julia Nowak MCIPPdip Cathy O’Connor MCIPPdip Steve O’Reilly MSc FCIPP


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Final words, close of ceremony and final bidding

Jason Davenport MCIPP MIoD Chair, CIPP

Wasn’t that a wonderful ceremony? I’d like to offer sincere and personal thanks to Sue Smith and the whole education and events teams for organising such a fabulous day. Thank you also to Ken, Helen, Carsten and Pete for their thought-provoking and inspirational addresses. Thank you to our sponsors: Cintra HR and Payroll Services, Hays Payroll Management and the International Association of Bookkeepers. Thank you to all our tutors, and the high level of commitment that they continuously show, in supporting their students through their studies, often until late in the evening, and at weekends, when students are most likely to be studying. We know most of our tutors have their own full-time day jobs, and the CIPP really do appreciate all the work they do. Thank you also to our founding members and the rest of the CIPP board. On your behalf, I would once again like to thank their friends and family for the support they have given throughout your studies and for joining you here today. Most importantly, I want to thank each and every one of you, our graduates, for all your hard work and dedication. Remember, today is for celebration and congratulations. Remember to find and speak to those who you want to say a personal thank you to, or congratulations to, over a celebratory drink. Make sure you also get their contact details for those ongoing networking opportunities. Next week, when you return to the office, don’t forget that your certificate should take pride of place. Be proud and remember to show it to your boss and colleagues, pin it on the notice board, or display it, framed, on your desk. You deserve the recognition and congratulations. And don’t forget to maintain your membership so you can use the formal designatory letters after your name. What an enormous achievement you have all earned. There may be a few more challenges you have already decided to take on, or you may want to give something back to the industry and become a tutor and encourage other payroll pension and reward professionals to study. Perhaps some of you are considering this, or perhaps embarking on a further academic qualification? Get in touch with the education team at any time if you feel you would like to support others in their development or continue with your own academic studies. Another way you can keep on learning is to continue to support us, the CIPP, your Institute. Stay involved, keep your CPD up to date, and keep your full membership status now you have worked so hard to achieve it. We welcome you most warmly to our family. I hope that at some point in the future you will all consider working towards becoming Chartered members. Chartered membership has been a vision of the CIPP for some time and since launching we now have over thirty Chartered members. This level of membership really does help to raise the profile of our industry and the individuals working within it. The payroll, pensions and reward industry is constantly changing as a result of new government legislation, and every year each budget brings even more challenges for the professional to deal with. That is exactly why we need educated professionals like you, to ensure we stay at the top of our profession. When you are ready to take your next learning experience, remember the success you feel today, and whatever that is, you know you will be able to take on the challenge and enjoy it. Whatever part of your learning journey you are on, there are some challenges for the future for all of us to: ● stay at the top of our profession ● use what you have learnt as a stepping-stone for the future – to better both yourself and your profession ● encourage others to follow in your footsteps.

When you return to the office, don’t forget that your certificate should take pride of place.

Cherish this moment – we, in the CIPP, honour and applaud your effort, and take pride in any small contribution we have given to you, in achieving all of this.


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NewsOn Line

Friday 11 January2016

NewsOn Line

Friday 11 January 2016

Welcome to NewsOn Line , theCIPP’s enewsletter,providing youwith all the latest news anddevelopments inpayroll,pensions and reward legislation.

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The CIPP has been providing payroll and pensions support to individuals and businesses since 1980 when the Association of Payroll and Superannuation Administrators (APSA) was formed. In 1998 APSA merged with the Institute of British Payroll Managers (IBPM), which was formed in 1985, and became the Institute of Payroll and Pensions Management (IPPM). Following research and feedback from members the IPPM became the Institute of Payroll Professionals (IPP) in 2007 and was granted Royal Chartered Status in March 2011. Our qualifications programme was launched in 1991 when just under 500 students enrolled; all research had indicated that we would be fortunate to get 100 so this was a tremendous achievement. Since then, we have been the single largest provider of part-time, professional payroll and pensions education. Our qualifications are accepted as the industry benchmark and, thanks to the support provided to students, we have an outstandingly high pass rate for blended learning study methods. In order for a qualification to count, it needs validation and legitimacy. In the early days our qualifications were accredited by Edexcel/BTEC, and now we work with Heart of Worcestershire College, the University of Worcester and the University of Derby to provide the only university approved payroll and pensions qualifications in the UK. From around 30 volunteers helping to deliver tutorials and mark papers when we first started, we now have almost 120 tutors who work tirelessly to deliver a high quality service and qualification. Our tutors are all highly experienced practitioners with extensive working knowledge of the profession. The oldest graduate in those early days was a 63 year old gentleman who said he wanted to show the world that he could do the job.

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