Aston student Society wins award


4 June 2013

Aston student society wins award in recognition of its innovative approach to helping students develop skills and maximise opportunities.

Aston Bright Futures won the ‘Most Diverse Society of the Year’ at the Annual Bright Futures Awards ceremony. The society came across strong competition after beating 51 universities across the country.

Achieving this award meant Aston Bright Futures held the most diverse events, which appealed to the widest range of students and industries.

The Bright Futures Society founded 1977 is now present in over 50 universities across the UK. As a student-led peer-to-peer network, every Bright Futures Society organises events and activities to develop the employability skills and provide further opportunities for both students and companies to network.

The Awards ceremony held last month, at Aston Villa Football Club, celebrated the achievements of Bright Futures Societies in key areas; acknowledging new ideas, society management and collaborations.

The society collaborated with companies such as Ernst & Young, Eversheds, Deloitte, IBM, N Power, Tesco, TJX Europe (TK Maxx) and Siemens to organise a series of skills events on leadership skills, presentation skills tips on surviving an assessment centre and career consultation sessions.

Judges were impressed with the diversity among the students and companies.

Nick Shyne Bsc Business and Management President of Aston Bright Futures said; “We are really proud of this achievement as it reflects all the great work that we do. It will be a great marketing tool for us next year to attract the next cohort. We've been told it is the one thing companies look out for most when debating which events to attend, so it is a really big feather in our cap.”

Nathalie Lam, Business Partnerships Manager of Aston Business School said, “It is great that the hard work of Aston students has been recognised on a national level. Achieving the “Most Diverse Society of the Year” also reflected the value and the 2020 strategy of Aston University. They have set a new bar for the next committee to follow.”

The students on the Aston Bright Futures 2013 committee are;

Nick Shyne,(BSc Business and Management), Sharena Sivlal, (BSc Business and Management), Shena Kotodia (BSc Business and Management) and Matt Grant (International Business and Spanish) Nikita Murray  (LLB Law with Management) , Sohan Sooral (BSc Economics and Management) and Kwame Frimpong  (International Business and Management).


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