High-flying Business and Law students had a double celebration at their graduations as the faculty awarded its outstanding graduates.
Special prizegiving ceremonies were held at Leicester Castle Business School for those students who had achieved the best grades, written outstanding dissertations or excelled on internships while studying at De Montfort University Leicester (DMU).
All had been nominated for awards by their lecturers, who wrote mini citations outlining why they had won.
Interim Pro Vice-Chancellor/Dean of the Faculty of Business and Law, Beverly Vickerstaff, said: “The awards presented are a recognition of our students’ ability and effort and demonstrate their outstanding achievements and success.
“We are proud of all our students in the faculty but today we’d like to say a particular well done and congratulations’ to all our award winners, and all good wishes for the future.”
Many award-winners have already begun work in their chosen field – including Alex Marlow, who will be based at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium after gaining an MSc Business Management in Sport.
Alex graduated from DMU originally 2016 and spent 18 months working in digital and print industry before deciding to pursue his passion to work in the sports industry. He will be part of Man City’s corporate communications team, showcasing the work it does in the community.
During his studies he worked at Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, Leicester Riders and British Swimming to gain insight into different sports businesses.
“It is going to be amazing,” he said. “It’s such an opportunity. A degree isn’t really enough these days and I wanted to stand out so when I did my Master’s I wanted to make sure I got as much experience of different sports as possible. I was able to talk about the work I had done during my Master’s at the interview.”
Sadie Burch, winner of Best Academic Performance for the Placement Year, was recruited by the company she worked for on placement. She is now a Bid and Content Manager. She said: “I’m very happy to graduate and have a job as well.”
Rachael Scott is aiming for a career in intellectual property law and will be applying for a training contract after a year out. She said: “I’ve really enjoyed it here all the lecturers have been so supportive and always happy to help. I came here on an open day and liked the atmosphere I found our I’d won a prize a few days after results I was surprised."
DMU’s Department of People, Politics and Place delivers an advanced qualification for local council officers in Community Governance. Helen Bojaniwska, town clerk in Stroud, said: “It has been amazing experience. It has been quite intense but it has made such a difference to my work.”
Politics student Lydia Turner was a student champion, course rep and school rep during her studies. She worked with the graduations team and helped make the case for extra funding for graduate support fund and capped the costs of graduations for students for three years. She is now going to Sheffield to study a Master’s in Journalism.
Simran Chhabra and Yash Dang are both from Daly College in Indore, India. They spent two years in India and joined DMU for their final year. Simran said: “I have enjoyed my BA very much. The lectures at DMU have been much more interactive than in India and everyone has been very supportive.”
Professor Kevin Bampton, Head of Leicester De Montfort Law School, said: “These awards are our way of saying congratulations, not just for our students who have done an amazing job but also for parents and partners, who have supported them throughout their studies and are really the unsung heroes of higher education.”
Best Academic Performance, Placement Year – Sadie Burch
Natwest/Times Business Ethics Prize, and Cengage Learning Prize for best strategy and management dissertation – Zara Morgan
Highest-Achieving Student on MSc International Business Suite (UK) – Hadiza Abba
Sky Sports Prize for Best Sports Law and Practice Dissertation – Chris Mills
Highest-Achieving Student on MSc Business Economics Suite (UK) – Binh An Nguyen
Highest-Achieving Student on Lawyering Module – Danyal Ahmed
Highest-Achieving Student on MSc Intercultural Communications – Sabongkock Udomchaipattanakit
Highest-Achieving Student on MBA Global – Maximillian Chikwanha
LCBS Postgraduate Professional Skills Awards – Caroline Amadi, Yan Zhou, Anjana Paul, Panchanid Phruetkittiwong, Jane Hearst, Ashwini Dsouza
Highest-Achieving Student on MSc Business Management in Creative Industries – Panchanid Phruetkittiwong
Highest-Achieving Student MSc Business Management in Sport – Alex Marlow
Leicestershire Law Society Prize for Highest-Achieving Student in Second Year – Hamzah Safwan
Examiners’ Prize for Highest Achieving Overall Final Year – Rachael Scott
Thomson Reuters Law Prize for Land Law – Callum Johnson
DMU Law School Prize for Best Law Performance by Joint Honours Student – Georgia De Allie
Oxford University Press Prize for Highest-Achieving Student in Constitutional and Administrative Law, and the Oxford University Press Prize for best overall final year performance – Zara Taylor
LexisNexis Butterworths Prize for Highest-Achieving Student in Law and Medicine – Ikhira Thandi
CFA Society UK Prize for Highest-Achieving Student in Global Finance – Awais Adris
Highest-Achieving Student in Joint Hones Accounting and Business – Aaroon Younis
Best Poster Design for Advanced Corporate Taxation – Simran Chahal
Best BA Hons Accounting and Finance student – Shannon Wilmott
SFB Group for exceptional performance, financial reporting – Sadiyah Hassan and Yusuf Sader
Bigdog Prize for Highest-Achieving Student in Advertising and Marketing; Best Brand Portfolio – Rebecca Wilsher
Institute of Direct Marketing Award for Highest-Achieving Student in interactive marketing campaign module – Elen Abraham
Highest-Achieving Student Community Governance – Isabelle Mouland
Best HRM Dissertation – Lorna Sissens
Quest Prize for Highest-Achieving Student on HRM – Megan Newman
Outstanding Performance in the Workplace – Abdifatah Ismail
Highest-Achieving Student in Politics – Lydia Turner
Oxford University Press prize for best first year politics student – Carolina Seri
Baxi Prize for Highest-Achieving Student in Business Management and HRM – Aya Abdelmeguid
Highest-Achieving Student in Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation – Mohammad Awan
Leicester Mercury Prize for Highest-Achieving first year in Business Entrepreneurship and Innovation – Callum Egan
Leicester Mercury Prize for Best Enterprise Dissertation – Elijah Seville Williams
Go Inspire Prize for Highest-Achieving Marketing student – Lauren Roberts
Natwest/Times Business Ethics Prize, Highest Achieving Business Management and Economics student – Hamza Zaheer
Highest Achieving Graduating Students, Daly College – Simran Chhabra and Yash Dang
Highest-Achieving Student in Business and Globalisation – Chloe Baxter
Highest-Achieving Student in International Relations – Maison Wilsher
Highest-Achieving Student in Economics and Politics and winner of the Michael Cunningham Prize for Best International Relations Dissertation – Tumisha Balogun
Highest-Achieving Student in International Relations and Politics, and winner of the Michael Cunningham Prize for Best International Relations Dissertation – Andrew Baker
Bloomberg prize for the best performance on Investments and Portfolio Management Module, Yulduz Mazhitova
Highest-Achieving Student in Economics – Mohammedraza Rajabali
Sage Prize for Highest-Achieving Student in Accounting and Economics – Ahmed Rakha
Highest-Achieving Student in International Business – Ajdin Foric
IBM Innovation Prize for Marketing, Planning and Management and IBM Innovation Prize for Highest-Achieving Student in Business and Marketing – Alicia Ford
Best Marketing Dissertation – Zijun Lin
Best Academic Performance for the Placement Year – Helena Davis
Posted on Monday 22nd July 2019