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Student success celebrated

16 November 2018

Group of students with certificates
As well as a certificate of achievement, winning students received a financial reward.

Undergraduates from Cardiff Business School have been recognised for their academic success at a celebration held in the Postgraduate Teaching Centre.

The prize-giving event was hosted by Professor Roy Chandler while Professor Rachel Ashworth, Dean and Head of School, presented the prizes to the recipients.

A total of 49 prizes were awarded to first, second and final year students in a range of categories, from best performance within individual modules to best student awards across degree programmes.

Twos and threes

Sioned Murphy, a BSc Business Management student, and Megan Kiely, a BScEcon Economics student both picked up two awards for their first year successes.

Glesni Mair Jones, who studies BSc Accounting and Finance student, and Amber Stevens, a BScEcon Economics candidate took home another two each for their second year achievements.

Year three spoils went to Yong Kang Low, a BScEcon Economics and Finance student, Joshua Ramella, who has combined his business degree with study of a European Language and Wei Hao Jason Ling, a BSc Accounting and Finance student all picked up two awards as they bid farewell to their undergraduate studies.

The biggest haul of the evening went to Amy Ellen Wilson, who picked up three awards including the Sir Julian Hodge Prize which celebrates the best student in the final year of all BSc Business Management degree schemes.

“This year it was particularly tough to distinguish between the top-performing students within each of our discipline cohorts, such was the quality of the typical School undergraduate.”

Professor Roy Chandler Professor of Accounting

A financial reward

As well as a certificate of achievement, winning students received a financial reward. Monetary gifts were provided by corporate sponsors, or through the nine prize funds available, many invested in memory of distinguished professors and academics.

Professor Chandler added: “We’ve awarded a total of £15,000 this evening and I’d like to extend a thank you on behalf of the School to our sponsors for helping us celebrate the success of another group of exceptional students.”

Proceedings were drawn to a close by Jackie Yip, the Vice-President for Education at Cardiff University Students’ Union, who congratulated the prize winners on their achievements and wished them well for their future studies and careers.

The 2018 awards were sponsored by ACCA, Cardiff Business Club, ICAEW and its local District Society, MHA Broomfield Alexander, The Hodge Foundation, the Office for National Statistics, Vauxhall Finance and Welsh Financial Services.

All undergraduate prize winners are listed in the event’s programme.

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