Student flying high after winning prestigious award

BGS Ceremony
BGS Ceremony

4th December, 2009

Aston Business School (ABS) sponsors, Flybe, awarded a high flying student with a top prize at a prestigious University ceremony last week.

Highest achieving student, Huong May Truong, received a return flight for two for her exceptional results on the Business and Management degree programme. The award was collected at Aston’s annual Beta Gamma Sigma ceremony and can be used to fly to any Flybe destination in the European carrier’s network. ABS has enjoyed a successful collaboration with Flybe for 12 months – initially on the MBA programme, but now on a number of additional programmes.

Beta Gamma Sigma encourages and honours academic achievement in business study and inspires personal and professional excellence amongst its members. Members of the organisation are dedicated to academic excellence and superior achievement in the business world. Aston Business School became a Beta Gamma Sigma member in 2005, after gaining accreditation to the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) in 2003.   

The ceremony, held on 25th November, inducted new Beta Gamma Sigma members including both undergraduate students and staff members. Honorary member, Andy Cross, Business Support Director for Virgin Trains was also present. Other company sponsors of student prizes amongst Flybe included Accenture, British Gas, BT, Deloitte, Indesit, John Smith Bookshop, Oxford University Press, P&G, PWC, Sara Lee Radox, Sweet and Maxwell, 3M, Unilever, Catalyst Corporate Finance, Enterprise Rent a Car, Kraft Foods, Thomson First Choice, Shipley Blackburn, Ernst & Young and TNS.

Prize-winner Huong commented, “I picked Aston University as it has an excellent business programme with a fantastic friendly environment. I'm very proud to have received this award and also very surprised. The prize will provide me with a great opportunity to see more of Europe for the first time since I've lived in the U.K. I will hopefully be flying off to Copenhagen to visit family with the prize!”

Paul Willoughby, Regional Sales Manager for Flybe, said; “As the only airline out of 150 leading UK companies to sign the Government's Skills Pledge in June 2007 and one of only three companies in the UK to be officially recognised as an Awarding Body for its own approved qualifications, Flybe is committed to achieving the very highest training standards for its workforce. It therefore gives us great pleasure to support Aston Business School in recognising the educational achievements of the next generation of students entering the business sector.”

For further press information please contact Munira Jasat on (0121) 204 4547.


Notes to editor:
Photo: Award winner Huong May Truong is in the middle alongside two other ABS students.