Local students celebrate winning top business award

Rosaura Knox-Bradley, Hannah Cordner and Kathryn Kerr receive their awards from Dr Darryl Cummins.
Rosaura Knox-Bradley, Hannah Cordner and Kathryn Kerr receive their awards from Dr Darryl Cummins.

Lisburn students Hannah Cordner and Kathryn Kerr, both former pupils at Wellington College and Rosaura Knox-Bradley from Dunmurry, are celebrating success after winning top awards at the annual Ulster University Business School’s Student Awards organised by the Department of Management, Leadership and Marketing.

Hannah and Rosaura who are currently studying for BSc (Hons) degrees in Marketing, won the Hastings Hotels Award for Excellence for being the best overall students in second year. Kathryn, who is completing a BSc (Hons) degree in Business Studies was presented with the CIMA (Ireland) Achievement of Excellence Award for attaining the highest mark in the Business Accounting module.

Dr Darryl Cummins, Acting Head of the Department of Management, Leadership and Marketing said: “These Awards recognise the top performers across the range of marketing, entrepreneurship and strategy related programmes.

“The Ulster University Business School prides itself on delivering courses which enable students to not only reach their academic potential but also allow them to experience the subjects through practical application, developing skills and raising ambition.

“The fact that so many of our leading private sector companies and professional bodies are engaged with both the Awards and the learning experience at the Ulster University Business School is testament to the importance of the integrated approach towards preparing students for careers across the business sector.”

A total of 16 sponsored awards were presented. Sponsors include Belfast Telegraph, CIMA (Ireland), Henderson Technology, Pure Running, Moy Park, Hastings Hotels, First Trust Bank, CIM, Shredbank, Marketing Institute of Ireland, Envision Management Consultants, Chartered Accountants Ireland, Wrightbus and Whale.