Aston Business School students receive prestigious Birmingham Stock Exchange Scholarships

Two Aston Business School students are the successful recipients of the Birmingham Stock Exchange Scholarship 2018-19.

image-1The scholarship programme is intended to provide some financial assistance to exceptional Aston Business School 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.  

Luqmaan Moosa, a second year undergraduate BSc Mathematics with Economics student said:

“I am delighted to be the recipient of the Birmingham Stock Exchange Scholarship. I am currently studying Mathematics with Economics at Aston University. The scholarship will allow me the opportunity to network with organisations, as well as having the chance to learn from professionals which will give me an early insight into the industry. I believe the knowledge and experience I will gain from the scholarship will help me start my career in finance in the West Midlands.”

Robert Kotlar, a second year undergraduate BSc Economics and Management student, is hoping to obtain a career in finance. In addition to his studies Robert works as an interpreter, translating from Slovak and Czech to English, for example in hospitals.

Both Luqmaan and Robert were delighted to attend the annual Birmingham Stock Exchange Association dinner to start making contacts within the industry, attending alongside last year’s inaugural recipients of the Scholarship, namely Daya Dhadli and Michael Georgiou.