Top students pick up Business School prizes
Enterprising students at the University of Nottingham were recognised for achievements in their studies at an awards ceremony.
Nottingham University Business School handed out 34 prizes to the top students in a range of degree programmes, across all three year groups, at a ceremony on June 16.
They were recognised for the highest overall marks in entire year groups and for individual modules, with companies including PwC, Accenture and Capital One, as well as the East Midlands Chamber and Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), sponsoring prizes.
Final-year student Michael Stocker achieved the highest recognition with the Tri Campus Award, given for the highest overall mark in the business school across the UK, China and Malaysia campuses.
He was also named the top student on the BSc Finance, Accounting and Management course and scored the best overall mark on Business Ethics module.
Giedre Balciute, a first-year student who won a three-year £12,000 foundation bursary by the ICAEW at the beginning of her degree, topped off her first year by being named the best BSc finance, accounting and management student in her year group.
About 60 people attended the ceremony at the business school, which has 1,600 students and is based at the university's Jubilee Campus.
Organiser Jackie Andrews, Skills and Development Manager at the Business School said: "It's great to celebrate the excellence of students. They have to work really hard in a tough cohort to demonstrate how good they are so it gives them a reward. It also offers organisations and corporate bodies the opportunity to network with top students and helps to link them up the school. Many of the students will take advantage of making these contacts to further their careers. It's a good way of raising aspirations for both the students and organisations, while giving others something to stride towards at the same time."
The original article was first published by the Nottingham Post
on Monday 27 June.
Posted on Wednesday 29th June 2016