County Down UU Business Students Celebrate Successes

Ulster University County Down Students are top in Leadership and Marketing Excellence Awards.

County Down students celebrate success at Ulster University Business School’s Department of Management, Leadership and Marketing Excellence Awards

Three students from County Down won awards at Ulster University Business School’s Excellence Awards, led by the Department of Management, Leadership and Marketing.

BSc Hons Marketing graduate Barry Rogan from Ballynahinch won the Belfast Telegraph Digital Award for Excellence for highest digital marketing mark.

He also excelled in the Chartered Institute of Marketing Award for Excellence for highest mark in global marketing and Marketing Institute of Ireland Award for Excellence for highest achieving final year student.

Ballynahinch Ulster Uni student Barry Rogan received his award from Dr Mary Boyd.

Fellow marketing student Louise Magowan from Dromore won Hastings Hotels Award for Excellence as highest achieving second year student.

(l-r)) Dr Donna Towe, BSc Hons Marketing course director, Dromore student Louise Magowan and Matt McRoberts, Hastings Hotels.

Dromara-based Jennifer McLaughlin won the CBI prize for highest mark in the management project as part of the Executive MBA course. 

Ulster University awards in Business school for Leadership and Marketing: (l-r) Mark McCrory Executive MBA course director, Dromara-based student Jennifer McLaughlin, and Roisin McNamara, CBI.

The awards, now in their thirteenth year, are an opportunity to showcase and recognise the outstanding talent in students across a range of subjects including marketing, business studies and human resource management.

A total of 27 awards were presented to top students in the class of 2023 across a variety of subjects including the Highest Achieving Final Year Student, Highest Mark On A Programme and Excellence In Placement.

The awards were held at Ulster University’s Academy Restaurant at the Belfast Campus on Wednesday 28th February.

Speaking at the awards to congratulate the students on their successes, Dr Mary Boyd, Head of Department, said: “It is fantastic to see such a diverse range of talent in management, leadership and marketing related programmes.

“What makes it even more special is that we get to recognise the achievements of our students and celebrate in our very own Academy Restaurant.

“Ulster University Business School prides itself on equipping students with the skills and knowledge to become leaders in their fields and investing in talent across a wide range of sectors.

“We’d like to thank our sponsors for supporting the awards, which help demonstrate our commitment to providing an important mix of academic and practical learning.”

Dr Boyd also adds, “Our students continue to deliver above and beyond, and we’re delighted to celebrate all of their hard work during their studies.”

Award sponsors included: The Belfast Telegraph; Chartered Accountants Ireland; Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Ireland; Grant Thornton; Redstar Foodservice; Staffline Recruitment; Lynas Foodservice; Hunter Savage; ShredBank; Whale; Labour Relations Agency; Moy Park; The Marketing Institute of Ireland; Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM); Hastings Hotels; Deloitte; Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators; Ocorian; Factor; CBI and Axiom.