Aston students awarded Birmingham Stock Exchange scholarship


12 December 2017

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

Two Aston University students have been announced as the inaugural 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. 

Daya Dhadli, a second year undergraduate BSc Mathematics with Economics student said: “I am delighted to have been selected for the Birmingham Stock Exchange Scholarship. This is an amazing opportunity to network, ask questions and learn from professionals in the finance industry, and gain transferable skills for the workplace.

“As I am studying at Aston University, working part-time alongside at BNPP Personal Finance in Solihull and being near to family and friends, I am hoping this scholarship will really help me to start my career journey in the Midlands.”

Michael Georgiou has grown up in an entrepreneurial environment. Michael is currently in his second year of university, also studying BSc Mathematics with Economics at Aston University, and continues to work in the family business when he’s not at university. From Birmingham, he is a committed and ambitious individual, with a strong record to prove it. Having been awarded the Birmingham Stock Exchange Scholarship, this has only propelled his ambition to be successful in his future career. He is passionate about financial markets and enjoys following the latest market trends. In Michael’s free time he likes to focus on his music, both performance and production, whether it be solo or collaborative, and always enjoys viewing live performances.

An awards lunch with presentations to Daya and Michael will take place in January 2018.


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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