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‘MSc Student of the Year Awards’ and Graduation Ball

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The annual MSc Graduation Ball took place on the evening of Thursday 6th June; the event was held in the stunning Pump Rooms of the Roman Baths.

MSc students were joined by School of Management staff in the celebrations; 200 guests enjoyed a glamorous red carpet arrival, drinks reception and a three course sit down dinner. Some light entertainment was also provided in the form of a caricaturist and magician.

The ‘MSc Student of the Year Awards’ were presented during the dinner; prize winners received a certificate and a £50 Amazon voucher for their achievements. Students had been invited to nominate their peers for the awards; considering which of their fellow students deserved extra recognition for their social or academic contributions.

The winners, announced by Director of Studies, were:

MSc in Accounting and Finance - Yan Zhang

MSc in Innovation & Technology Management - Jeremy Duquesne

MSc in Advanced Management Practice - Ayah Barghouthy

MSc in Management - John Fiore

MSc in International Management - Jana Chen

MSc in Human Resource Management & Consulting - Eric Yung

MSc in Marketing - Christin Wesseley

The prize winners had been described as ‘proactive, with a supportive attitude to the programme,’, ‘hardworking and committed’, ‘always there to offer a hand to anyone’ and ’[possesses] great organisational skills and promotes morale at exam times’ by their peers.

Students for the new MSc in Sustainability and Management were unable to nominate or vote for their Student of the Year. However, Krista Bondy, Director of Studies for MSc in Sustainability and Management, stated:
“Our first intake of the MSC in Sustainability and Management were delightful to work with both because of their hard work but also their intense engagement with sustainability topics and debates. We are very proud to have worked with such dedicated students and have no doubt they will go on to achieve great things in their careers.”

MSc Marketing student, and PG Ball organising committee member, Preet Sanghvi said:
‘It's been a great time organising and being a part of these events at the University. Every event we have organised has been a huge success and brings people from different courses and nationalities together!"

Student Experience Officer, Gemma Bridges commented:
‘It was great to see the students so engaged with the School and one another. The Student of the Year Awards highlighted the numerous and varied ways our students support each other and enhance the student experience.’


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The School of Management is one of the UK's leading business schools. Currently ranked 1st for Student Experience (Times Higher Education 2015) and 1st for Business Studies (The Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2016), we are a leading centre for management research - placed 8th in the UK in the latest REF2014.

We are one of a select number of international business schools accredited by EQUIS, the European Foundation for Management Development's quality inspectorate and the Bath MBA has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) since 1976.

The centrality of research to teaching is an essential feature of all our programmes. The School offers a full range of programmes from undergraduate to postgraduate up to PhD level and post-experience programmes including the world-ranked Bath MBA. The School also provides tailored executive development programmes for middle and senior management.

The School of Management has a faculty of over 100 teaching and research staff, including visiting academics, with a professional support team of around 90 managerial and administrative staff. Research income averages £2 million per annum. There are approximately 2,400 students in total comprising some 150 MBA students, over 500 Master’s students, 250 full- and part-time research students, and over 1500 undergraduates following BSc degrees.