Just to get something off my chest and see if anyone else feels the same way....
I studied Economic and Financial Management at Keele University (not a CIMA partner), got a first class degree and got exemptions from 4 out of 5 of the certificate level examinations.
I've studied CIMA for a few years and have often come across people who get an outrageous number of exemptions because they went to a CIMA partner university.
Example A) a guy i met on a tuition course for P4, who did Accountancy and Finance at Exeter (a partner uni), got a 3rd class degree and i quote "attended about 1 in 10 of my lectures - god knows how i passed hahaha evil laugh". This guy got exemtions from all of his certificate level and all of the managerial level exept P4 and P5 (in most peoples opinion, the easier of the level)
I've met several people like this and it never fails to amaze me.
I can see the reason why, partner unis will often have the same lecturers doing the degree classes as the CIMA class, so the degree could be aimed at a continuation to CIMA.... but quite such a difference in treatment?
Aside from my obvious jealousy of having to do more work than someone else for the same reward, I think this makes it easier for potentially less adequate people to get membership status, thus devaluing the profession.
Anyone else experienced this?