Daniel Morgans received £1,500 in prize money following a nomination by the university, submitting an essay and undertaking an intensive interview process.
The CISI Educational Trust Awards annually celebrate achievement amongst students studying CISI accredited courses around the UK, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Students were nominated by their university based on excellence in an item of work or examination.
Daniel has been invited to attend the CISI Annual Awards Ceremony on 15th March 2017 at Mansion House to receive the award. They will also be offered a one week work experience placement in London during the summer with a CISI member firm.
Daniel said: "The CISI Educational Trust Awards do not only represent high standards of work alongside studies, they represent the hard work, dedication and aspiration to excel in the field of financial services. Consequently, promoting key levels of professional and academic competence that is desired in order to surpass expectations of young professionals entering the industry today."
Colin Chapman, Associate Dean of Student Experience at Aston University, said: “We are delighted that Daniel has won the award for top performing undergraduate. Aston University has been privileged in nominating a student for the last four years for a CISI (Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment) Educational Trust Award, this has provided students with monetary awards, networking and employment opportunities.”
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