The University of Aberdeen Business School honoured its high achieving students at a recent prize giving ceremony. The Annual Prize Giving for Accountancy, Finance and Real Estate students, sponsored by EY, took place at the Duncan Rice suite in the University of Aberdeen library. The event celebrates students' academic success across a range of disciplines and provides an opportunity for students to meet industry professionals.
There was an international flavour at the prize giving, as students from Scotland, India, Hungary, Germany, Lithuania, Hong Kong and the Czech Republic picked up awards. Over 20 awards were handed out, from sponsors including EY, KPMG, and PwC.
One of the prize-winning students, Minna Berglund, received the Carbon Financial Prize for being the best performing student in the Personal Finance and Investment module.
“Winning the prize boosted my confidence and has been a huge encouragement to me, both personally and academically,” she said.
“I was given the opportunity to develop and apply my knowledge of financial planning, and my performance has helped me with a summer internship with Carbon Financial Partners Ltd, who sponsor the prize. All in all I found the experience very rewarding and valuable for my future.”
Dr Laura McCann, a lecturer in Accounting and Finance who helped organise the event, praised the high standards set by the prize winning students.
“The annual prize giving event provides us with the opportunity to recognise and celebrate the academic achievements of our Undergraduate Accountancy, Finance and Real Estate students in the Business School.
“I would like to congratulate all winning students on their success as it is great to see their hard work acknowledged and rewarded. I would also like to thank the event sponsor, EY, and the other prize sponsors for continually supporting and rewarding our students.”
The full list of winners are below:
EY prize in Accountancy: award based on performance in FA2 : 1st prize
KPMG prize in Accountancy – 2nd year: awarded to the most promising 2nd year student
PwC Prize – Best result in FA3 and MA3: 2nd prize
EY prize in Accountancy Junior Honours: awarded to the best student in the Junior Honours year for the degree of MA Accountancy
Accountancy, Finance and Real Estate Academic Awards: Dr Laura McCann
Carbon Financial Partners – Best student in FI2001 Personal Finance and Investment – Anurag Rai
PwC Prize – Best result in FA3 and MA3: 1st prize – Fanni Horkay
PwC Prize – Best result in FA3 and MA3: 2nd prize – Tim Wimbauer
EY Prize – Awarded to best performing student in Corporate Finance – Vilgaile Petrikaite
Whyte Prize in Accountancy: awarded to best student in accountancy in year 1 – Andrew Davidson
EY prize in Accountancy: award based on performance in FA2 : 1st prize – Tim Wimbauer
EY prize in Accountancy: award based on performance in FA2 : 2nd prize – Mark Vitkovits
KPMG prize in Accountancy – 2nd year: awarded to the most promising 2nd year student – Wing Lam
Campbell Dallas prize: awarded to student with best coursework in Auditing – Rhiann Simpson
EY prize in Accountancy Junior Honours: awarded to the best student in the Junior Honours year for the degree of MA Accountancy – David Smith
KPMG prize in Accountancy – 3rd year: awarded to the best student in the Junior Honours year for the degree of MA Accountancy – Rhiann Simpson
Charles Scott/ICAS prize: awarded to best senior honours student in accountancy – Fraser Bastianelli
Davidson prize: awarded to the most distinguished student in the Senior Honours year for the degree of MA Accountancy – Eva Vaclavkova
Finnie, Scott Memorial Prize: awarded to the best accountancy dissertation student – Eva Vaclavkova
RICS Scotland student prize: awarded to the best 3rd year UG student on MA Property course – Laura Boyle
Professor FG Pennance Prize in Land Economy: awarded to the student who displays the greatest academic and professional promise – Victoria Dalziel
Abayagunawardana Prize in Land Economy: awarded to a meritorious student who may be in any year, of any course offered in the discipline of Land Economy – Kirsty Gordon
Chap construction prize: awarded to the best 3rd year Property student –Laura Boyle