On the 30th March, final year Events Management students Josh Lonsdale, Tom Gater and Lorna Wilde organised and hosted the first (and hopefully not the last) Business, Leadership and Economics Pride Awards evening. Staff and students in the School were asked to vote for nominations in various categories and the event was part of their final year project module.
The evening started with a buffet and bucks fizz and Lorna performing a wonderful selection of songs. We were all blown away with her brilliant singing voice and professional delivery. Isabelle Clarke was master of ceremonies and Lorna, Josh and Tom presented the awards.
The event was for both staff and students celebrating their contribution and impact they have on the School and University. It was held in one of the School’s rooms in Ashley
decorated by the students. As Josh said “it was great to see staff and student support each other hand in hand about the great achievements we had within the school” and “It has been a pleasure as final year Event Management students to put on an event that gets to showcase how many talented staff and students are in the school. We hope that this event will be continued by the school and we hope that the other schools may take the initiative to host a similar awards ceremony.”
The evening ended with Lorna again singing, this time ‘Somewhere over the Rainbow’ and ‘On My Own’ from Les Miserables especially for Carol and Angela. There was not a dry eye in the house – at least from Carol, Angela and me!
The winners of the awards were:
Exceeding Expectations Award
Given to a student who has gone above and beyond during their time here at the Staffordshire university Business School.
Commitment to Excellence Award
Awarded to a staff member who consistently and proactively help raise the reputation of not only the Business school but also Staffordshire University.
Outstanding Leadership Award
Awarded to staff members who lead students and or staff to achieve improved results across the Business school but also Staffordshire University.
Student Honours List
Awarded to students who have had a positive impact on Staffordshire University and the Business School throughout their studies.
The Hult Team, Daniel Griffiths, Danielle Nugent , George Balshaw and Sarah Wright
Future Leader Award
Awarded to a student who encompasses of the Staffordshire Graduate Attributes.
Community Partnership Award
Awarded to a member of staff who with the community while maintaining a positive image of the Business School at Staffordshire University.
Exceptional Contribution Award
Awarded to a member of staff who has contributed to not just the business school but Staffordshire university for several amount years
Future Leader Award
Awarded to a member of staff who has developed an original and contemporary assessment with positive feedback
Written by Anne Harbisher
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