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Yvonne Rennison

Principal Lecturer and Academic Lead –Innovation and Enterprise

Lancashire Law School

Greenbank Building GR353a

+44 (0) 1772 89 4546

yrennison@uclan.ac.uk

Yvonne Rennison is the Academic Lead for Innovation and Enterprise for the Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise. She is a professionally qualified accountant and a professionally qualified tax accountant. Before joining higher education, she worked in practice and as a lecturer for Professional Accountancy tuition providers. Yvonne has worked for Arthur Andersen, Ernst and Young, BPP Professional Education, Kaplan Financial and Manchester Metropolitan University.

Full Profile

In 1991 after graduating from Edinburgh University with a first class Master’s degree, Yvonne joined the Arthur Andersen Manchester office based in the Tax department. Upon successfully qualifying as a chartered accountant with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, she then joined Ernst and Young as a Tax supervisor in 1994. Following qualification as a Chartered Tax Advisor in 1996, Yvonne then changed careers and joined BPP Professional Education in 1997 as a lecturer in Professional Accountancy exams. Her main subject was Taxation as well as Financial Accountancy and Economics for all Accountancy Professional Qualifications After five great years at BPP, Yvonne set up her own company to provide professional tuition to all private tuition firms including Kapan Financial. Yvonne has taught in across the world including the Far East, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Cyprus.

In 2009, Yvonne made the switch from teaching in the private sector to the public sector and joined Manchester Metropolitan University as a Senior Lecturer. She progressed to Principal Lecturer in 2011, Associate Head of Department in 2014, finally Head of Business and Public Engagement in 2016.

In September 2017 , Yvonne joined the University of Central Lancashire within the Lancashire School of Business and Enterprise as a Principal Lecturer and Academic Lead for Innovation and Enterprise

Yvonne has also been engaged in the following activities

  • Writer and Technical Advisor for Computer Based examinations, Association of
  • Certified Chartered Accountants (ACCA). (1 March 2014 - Present).
  • Tax Technical Advisor for the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accounting. (May 2016-present)
  • External Marker, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). (December 2011 - Present).
  • Guest Lecturer, Lecturer, Association of Accounting Technicians. (April 2008 - Present).
  • Manchester Metropolitan University - Faculty Standing Panel chair, January 2016 - Present.
  • Manchester Metropolitan University - Faculty Academic Quality & Standards Committee Member, December 2014 - Present.
  • Manchester Metropolitan University - Undergraduate Programme Sub-Committee Member, August 2014 - Present.

Professional publications

  • Rennison, Y (2014). “F6 Knowledge is the key “ PQ Magazine
  • Rennison Y ( 2017 ) “ Educating Manchester’s Business Community”  GM Business Connect

Qualifications

  • Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accounting (CIPFA) (December 2014-Present)
  • PG Certificate ( Academic Practice ) , Manchester Metropolitan University , 201
  • Higher Education Academy (HEA). (June 2011 - Present)
  • Chartered Institute of Taxation (CTA). (1996 - Present).
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). (1994 - Present).
  • MA ( Economics and Accounting ) Joint Honours , Edinburgh University , 1991

Research Activities

Working Papers

  • Holmes, H.-L., McEwen, F., Rattenbury, J., Rennison, Y., "Assessing Employability Interventions: Evidence from a Post-92 University".
  • Holmes, H.-L., McEwen, F., Rattenbury, J., Rennison, Y., “Reflections upon an employability initiative at an English post 92 business school”

Research

Projects

Reviewer, Technical reviewer, Kaplan Publishing. (June 2008 - Present).

TEACHING activities and responsibilities

MBA Management Consultancy Module 

External Affiliations and Roles

  • Member of  The Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accounting (CIPFA) (December 2014-Present)
  • Member of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). (June 2011 - Present).
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CTA). (1996 - Present).
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). (1994 - Present).
  • ICAEW Manchester Committee, Secretary. (2015 – Present).

Conferences

Chartered Association of Business Schools - Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Conference,
UK April 2016

Developing the UK’s Tax Professionals – Introduction of Work-based Learning and Reflective Practice,
Yvonne Rennison

British Accounting and Finance Association Education SIG Manchester, UK May 2015
“Exploring student perceptions of university employability initiatives using sociocultural theory: Using
‘Figured Worlds’ theory and evidence from a post-‘92 university” Hannah-Louise Holmes; James
Rattenbury and Yvonne Rennison

Manchester Metropolitan University Learning and Teaching Conference, UK July 2015
“Exploring student perceptions of university employability initiatives using sociocultural theory: Using
‘Figured Worlds’ theory and evidence from a post-‘92 university” Hannah-Louise Holmes; James
Rattenbury and Yvonne Rennison

Manchester Metropolitan University Vietnam Education Forum , UK , July 2015 “Delivering Excellence in Accounting Education” Professor Chris Pyke and Yvonne Rennison