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Prize-giving event at the School of Business, Economics and Informatics

The School of Business, Economics and Informatics held an undergraduate prize-giving ceremony to celebrate exceptional performance of their students. In total, 10 students attended, accompanied by their proud parents, partners and friends.

Prize-giving event at School of Business, Economics and Informatics

The School of Business, Economics and Informatics held an undergraduate prize-giving ceremony to celebrate exceptional performance of their students. In total, 10 students attended, accompanied by their proud parents, partners and friends.

The celebration was held in the Keynes library, a fitting venue, as a number of the students were receiving prizes for exceptional performances in economics and mathematics.

After a drinks reception, Professor Philip Powell, Dean of the School gave a short speech about the history of the library and recreated a sense of the atmosphere when Keynes inhabited the building. We learned that as well as being a brilliant economist, Keynes was a colourful character who clearly enjoyed the bohemian vibe of Bloomsbury. His Russian wife, a ballet dancer, often practised her steps in the room above the library, a wonderful image but the noise it created made the reality somewhat less enchanting!

Each prize-winner received a certificate, a personal letter of congratulation and a monetary award.

The full list of prizes and award winners

  • Pingping Guan, Undergraduate Mehdi prize in BSc Mathematics (Best performance in Mathematics)
  • Steven Green, Undergraduate Sidney Joseph Booth Prize in BSc Mathematics (student who has shown promise for the future)
  • Antony Rapa, Undergraduate Benedetta Ciaccia Memorial Prize- Foundation Degree in IT (Best Final Year Student on the IT Foundation programme)
  • Arnol Gaitan, Best Undergraduate Module for Computer Science & Information Systems
  • Toby Whittington, Best Undergraduate Module for BSc Financial Economics
  • Brendon Thomas, Best Undergraduate Project for Management
  • Brendan Barkhuizen, Best Undergraduate Dissertation for BSc Financial Economics
  • Elvis Bresola, Best Undergraduate Project for Computer Science & Information Systems
  • Alexander Conlin–Oakley, Best Overall Undergraduate Student for Computer Science & Information Systems
  • Roy Whymark, Best Overall Undergraduate Student for Economics, Mathematics & Statistics
  • Simon Austin (Double Prize Best Overall Undergraduate Student & Best Undergraduate Module for Management Winner)

We also awarded two prizes to students who are progressing through their studies and have shown great promise.

  • Asmeret Tesfai, Undergraduate Blackstone Prize for best performance in the first two years of BSc Economic and Social Policy
  • Lisa Cole, Undergraduate Ede & Ravenscroft Prize for the best performance by a non-finalist in one of the interdisciplinary degrees.

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Issued: 26 November 2012

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