Students at Scottish universities excelled at last Friday’s TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards winning 3 of the 12 awards at the gala ceremony in Canary Wharf, hosted by Fiona Bruce
The three Scottish winners were:
Lynne Howie, studying Business Economics and Finance at the University of Strathclyde, won the Future Business Leader of the Year Award, sponsored by Mars.
Chelsea Sievewright, studying Ethical Hacking at Abertay University, won the Computer Science Undergraduate of the Year Award, sponsored by CGI.
Katy Barlow, studying Maths and Economics at St. Andrews, won the Mathematics, Economics and Finance Undergraduate of the Year Award sponsored by Gazprom.
The TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards seek to identify and celebrate the UK's best undergraduates, through a series of challenging online tests and assessment centres. The final shortlist of ten for each award was invited to a ceremony in London where the winners were announced by the leading TV journalist and presenter Fiona Bruce.
The TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards, now in its sixth year, features 12 prestigious awards, each sponsored by a prominent graduate recruiter and each offering fantastic prizes for the winner, including paid internships, trips abroad and meetings with senior executives. This year’s competition attracted over 3,500 entries from undergraduates studying at 140 different universities.
James Nugent, Graduate Programme Manager of CGI, who sponsored the award won by Chelsea Sievewright, said: “During the process we have been particularly impressed by the quality and diversity of the students and the energy and passion they have.”
Negin Lankarani, Graduate Recruitment Manager at sponsors L’Oréal, said: “The team at L’Oreal have been impressed by the calibre of the applicants, and would like to extend a huge congratulations to all who reached the Finals of TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards 2015.”