Final Year Business And Leadership Student Wins National Essay Competition

Steph Ley, graduating this year in Management and Leadership from the Business School, has jointly won a national competition with an essay on the topic “My Future Employability: The Benefits of a Business Degree”. Steph will receive her certificate at a gala dinner in July, during the Higher Education Academy Annual Conference.

The competition was open to all students studying a business related subject at both undergraduate and postgraduate level and entries were received from students studying at 26 different Business Schools across the UK. 

In her winning entry Steph reflected on the versatile nature of a business degree: ‘Which actually opens up opportunities rather than shutting any off’.  She concluded: ‘...most important, is the enjoyment I have had from my degree in Management and Leadership.  With the constant application to real-life business and the frequent lively discussions, choosing this degree has been a decision I have never regretted.’

And on hearing she’d won said ‘I am very proud that my piece of work was chosen and I hope my article will be of use to anyone who is considering studying a business degree.’

The competition was sponsored jointly by the Association of Business Schools (ABS) and the Higher Education Academy Network for Business, Management, Accountancy and Finance (BMAF).

Steph's Essay: My Future Employability: The Benefits of a Business Degree

Photo:

Back row: Joe Clark, Policy Development Officer, ABS; Richard Atfield, Assistant Director, the Higher Education Academy Network for Business, Management, Accountancy and Finance (BMAF)

Front row: Steph Ley, prize winner; Brenda Eade, Associate Director, the Higher Education Academy Network for Business, Management, Accountancy and Finance (BMAF)

Date: 19 June 2009

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