Industry celebrates student success with over £1000 of prizes at NBS awards ceremony

Date 13.11.2015

Northampton Business School, celebrates student success and diligence in the Accounting, Finance and Banking Awards which took place during the summer graduation celebrations.

It was a very exciting time for eight students, with over £1000 being awarded for their hard work and achievements whilst completing their degrees. The proud prize winners include:

  • Jasmine Fotso – Grant Thornton Prize for best overall student on BSc Accounting and Finance, winning a whopping £300.
  • Huang Xinning and Neha Shah – Bloomsbury Wealth Prizes for the best financial plan, each awarded £50.

The following students each won £100:

  • Zishan Ravjani – Elsby and Co chartered Accountants Prize for best accounting joint honours student
  • Andre Cardador – PQ Magazine Prize for best student in management accounting
  • Chris Saxon – Hawsons Chartered Accountants Prize for best student on audit
  • Oliver Thompson – ICAEW Prize for best student in advanced accounting theory and practice
  • Huang Xinning – McIntyre Hudson Prize for best international accounting student
  • Neha Shah – NBS Prize for the best student in corporate finance
  • Damian Michalak – Mazars Prize for the best student in taxation

Running for several years, the awards are designed to recognise hard work, dedication and achievements, given to the highest scoring students in the subject area.

University of Northampton academic, Liz Vokes, said: “This is the second year we have incorporated the awards into the graduation celebrations. We felt that it would enable the prize winners to easily share their achievement with family and friends. The awards not only allow a great networking opportunity for the prize winners, it also raises the profile of our students in the eye of the sponsors; some of whom are looking to employ students in the future or offer internships and summer work placements. Last year’s best overall student even had enquiries about her availability at the awards ceremony itself. Unfortunately for the employer, the student had already secured a job.”

Guests and sponsors from the business industry also attended, on behalf of the companies who presented the prizes.​

The University of Northampton bodes an impressive status, being number four in the UK for employability*, and having 96 percent of graduates in work or further education within six months of graduating. Not only that, it is one of just nine UK universities in the top 30 for student employability and student satisfaction.

Written by Sophie King, Second Year student

* Source: HESA Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) Survey 2013/14, July 2015, compared to full university status HEIs in England, with over 1,000 respondents for full-time first degree leavers.​