Aston Business School students receive prestigious Birmingham Stock Exchange Scholarships

3 December 2019


From left to right: Gerry Loughrey, Trustee of the Birmingham Stock Exchange Benevolent Fund, Caroline Elliott, Paul Cusack, Trustee of the Birmingham Stock Exchange Benevolent Fund, Kitti Mar (student), Daniel Wood (student), Clive Duckitt, Trustee of the Birmingham Stock Exchange Benevolent Fund and  Paul Watts, Trustee of the Birmingham Stock Exchange Benevolent Fund.

  • Two exceptional Aston Business School undergraduates get £2,000 boost in second year

Two Aston University students have been announced as the latest recipients of the Birmingham Stock Exchange Scholarship, in association with Aston Business School.

The scholarship programme is intended to provide some financial assistance to exceptional students who are looking for a career in the investment management or the wealth management industry within the Birmingham or Midlands business community.

Recipients are awarded £2,000 in each of their second and final year of undergraduate degrees to help support their studies. Successful applicants also receive a range of benefits aimed at developing exclusive career opportunities to students within the local community.

These benefits include invitations to events from the local branch of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments and invitations to the Birmingham Stock Exchange Association Annual Dinner. 

Kitti Mar, is a second year Economics and Management student, looking to secure a career in the financial industry. As well as studying she works at a local solicitors firm as a legal assistantand interpreter. In addition, she spends her free time building her brother’s personal tennis brand through content marketing and securing sponsorships.

Daniel Wood, is a second year undergraduate studying BSc International Business and Economics. He has a strong interest in financial markets and risk management and aspires to forge a career out of these interests in the finance industry. As a recipient of the Birmingham Stock Exchange Scholarship he is committed to making his career in the West Midlands, to utilising this opportunity with finance professionals and to attend seminars and events with the Chartered Institutefor Securities and Investment to support his studies.

Caroline Elliott, Deputy Dean, Aston Business School commented:

“We are so grateful for the continued support from the Birmingham Stock Exchange Benevolent Fund that allows some of the brightest Aston Business School students not only significant financial support, but careers advice and networking opportunities. This can really help ‘kick-start’ their careers in finance and wealth management.”



Notes to the editor

About Aston University

Founded in 1895 and a University since 1966, Aston is a long established research-led university known for its world-class teaching quality, and strong links to business and the professions. Aston University is located in Birmingham and at the heart of a vibrant city and the campus houses all the university’s academic, social and accommodation facilities for our students.  Professor Alec Cameron is the Vice Chancellor & Chief Executive.

Aston has been a leading university for graduate employment success for over 25 years and our students do extremely well in securing top jobs and careers.  Our strong relationships with industry partners mean we understand the needs of employers, which is why we are also ranked in the top 20 for graduate employability.

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