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Business School student shortlisted for Undergraduate of the Year Awards

Jesse Wilson studying Economics and Finance attended the recent TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards ceremony in London.

With over 4,400 applicants from over 140 universities, five students from Exeter including Jesse were shortlisted as finalists for the different awards.

The awards, with 12 different categories, were launched four years ago, to identify and celebrate the UK’s best undergraduates in specific areas. The shortlisting process mirrors a graduate recruitment selection procedure, and includes online tests, interviews and assessments.

Exeter students were shortlisted across five different disciplines; a considerable achievement for such a high profile competition.  Each of the undergraduates nominated attended the awards ceremony in Canary Wharf, London where Sir Trevor McDonald presided over the Awards ceremony.

Shortlisted UGs:

Jesse Wilson (Economics and Finance)

  • for ‘The Future Business Leader of the Year’ sponsored by Mars

Victoria Bresslaw (Law)

  • for ‘The Law Undergraduate of the Year’ sponsored by Mayer Brown

Emily Hickley (Economics with European Study with proficiency in Mandarin Chinese)

  • for ‘The Female Undergraduate of the Year’ sponsored by Rolls Royce

Sarah Philp (IT Management for Business)

  • for ‘The IT and Computer Science Undergraduate of the Year’ sponsored by Marks & Spencer

In other competitions, Exeter has led the way in achieving the highest number of nominations for the ‘Student Employee of the Year Awards 2013’. With 77 nominations (11 more than the nearest rival), the University is raising the bar yet again and continues to consolidate its reputation as the destination of choice for career-minded students. Results of the competition will be announced in July.

Date: 1 May 2013

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