Adedeji was nominated by the University of Exeter, and was invited to meet with the CISI.

University of Exeter student wins prestigious CISI award

A student from the University of Exeter Business School has been named as a winner of the CISI 2017 Educational Trust Awards, the combined total of which is £17,500.

The CISI Educational Trust Awards annually celebrate achievement among students studying CISI accredited courses around the UK, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, with winners receiving a £1,000 financial award to support ambitions for a financial services career.

Students were nominated by their university based on excellence in an item of work or examination. In addition to the nomination, each winner was invited to submit an essay of 400 words for the opportunity to attend an interview with the Educational Trust and chance to achieve a further financial award based on interview performance, general knowledge test, and knowledge of the CISI.

Following an intensive interview process, Adedji Ajadi was named as one of the top three performing students, receiving an additional £2,000 award.

On receipt of his award Adedeji Ajadi said: “The interview was stimulating and engaging. Rubbing minds with the Trustees who are vastly experienced industry experts was great. They challenged us to develop to our full potential in the finance and investment industry. The CISI Educational Trust Award, given by a world class institute like CISI, will clearly distinguish me among my colleagues. It is a permanent record of outstanding achievement. The experience will always boost my confidence and challenge me to be the best I can be.”

The three top performing students are invited to attend the CISI Annual Awards Ceremony on 15 March 2017 at Mansion House to receive an award. They will also be offered a one-week work experience placement in London during the summer with a CISI member firm.

More information on the CISI educational trust can be found online.

Date: 8 March 2017

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