Final Year Awards Evening 2019

The Student update BCU Final year awards

Celebrating our final year in style!

This month, Marketing students and lecturers came together to celebrate the achievements of the final year students. Full of laughs, drinks and even a magician, it was a great way to kick off our final term!

The night started with a drinks and canapé reception. Ian the Magician also amazed us with his tricks! Good conversations flowed, and we reminisced about the times when we didn’t have to worry about dissertations…

Next, we were given advice and inspiration for graduate job applications from Kathryn Dolan, Vice President of HR at Bureau Veritas. Kathryn gave some great tips, including:

  1. Tell your story through your application
  2. Tailor your application to the company
  3. Proofreading your application is key!

The Student Update BCU Final year awards

We also heard from the Class of 2018 alumni about life post-uni:

Velina Vasileva, Associate Campaign Manager at Spark44 talked about how gaining experience at The Link, undertaking a placement year and studying for a Project Management qualification whilst at BCU helped her to stand out as a graduate.

Raya Gunova, Social Media Insight Executive at Gymshark spoke about how she secured her job through LinkedIn whilst completing her final year at BCU. She also talked about what she does on a day-to-day basis and the passion that she has for her role.

The Student Update BCU Final Year awards

All of the speakers gave us lots of encouragement and an insight into where we could be after graduating. Of course, everyone got involved with the photobooth as well.

The night continued with a performance from improv comedy troupe ‘The Noise Next Door’.

The Student Update BCU Final Year awards The noise next door

Awards Season…

Finally, it was the moment we were waiting for! 14 awards were given to students for achievements such as ‘Inspiring Student of the Year’, ‘Academic Excellence’ and ‘Best Student Journey’. It was really encouraging to have our hard work from throughout the past three years recognised.

The Student Update BCU Final Year awards

Overall, it was a great night. Now, the countdown to graduation begins…

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