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Institute of Directors - Suffolk Business School Prizes

Thanks to the generous support of the Institute of Directors, Suffolk Business School will award three new prizes to students during the academic sessions 2018-19 and 2019-20.

The three awards are unlike others made by Suffolk Business School insofar that the awards do not deal narrowly in performance metrics.  Instead they have been designed to reflect and promote the ethos of the University of Suffolk in a fashion that develops and showcases the skills, talents and orientations of its students.  Each prize will take the form of a £250 cash award.

Suffolk Business School students who consider themselves eligible for these awards are invited to nominate themselves for the prizes. 

CLOSING DATE FOR NOMINATIONS: Friday 31 May 2019

WINNERS TO BE NOTIFIED: September 2019

Prize 1: The Institute of Directors Progression Award

This is a progression award and will be made to the student who has, through their course performance and broader engagement, made the best progress in their level 4 studies.

The prize will be awarded not to the student with the best overall performance (although this may be the case) but to the student who embodies the ethos of Suffolk Business School and in so doing has made the best progress during their level 4 studies within the Business School.

A short-list of candidates will be compiled by Suffolk Business School’s Undergraduate Programme Leaders.  When weighing submissions the group charged with short-listing will be invited to consider inter alia:

  • the student’s performance during the year;
  • the student’s tariff on entry;
  • the student’s participation in the life of the Business School;
  • any other material factors impacting upon the student’s performance throughout the year.

The overall prize winner in this category will be decided by a panel comprising the Chair of the Suffolk Branch of the Institute of Directors; the President of the Student’s Union; The Director of Human Resources and the Dean of Suffolk Business School.

The prize will take the form of a £250 cash award. The winner will also be profiled by the Institute of Directors with a view to securing networking and more broadly paid internship/employment opportunities.

Nominate yourself here

Prize 2: The Institute of Directors Career-Ready Graduate Award

This award will be made to a Suffolk Business School graduate, or level 6, student.  The award is not made to the student who has the best overall performance at level 6 (although this may be the case), instead the prize will be awarded to a highly enterprising individual who best embodies the ethos of the School.

A short-list of candidates will be compiled by the Business School’s Undergraduate Programme Leaders.  When weighing submissions this short-listing group will be invited to consider inter alia:  

  • the student’s academic performance and other relevant indicators of useful enterprise and engagement such as (but not limited to) involvement in student societies;
  • involvement in the student induction scheme;
  • participation in the University’s buddy scheme; charity work; and community engagement.

The prize winner in this category will be decided by a panel comprising the Chair of the Suffolk Branch of the Institute of Directors; the President of the Student’s Union; The Director of Human Resources and the Dean of Suffolk Business School.

The prize will take the form of a £250 cash award. The winner will also be profiled by the Institute of Directors with a view to securing networking and more broadly paid internship/employment opportunities.

Nominate yourself here

Prize 3: The Institute of Directors Enterprise and Engagement Award

This award will be made to a level 7 (PGT) student who has made the most significant contribution to Suffolk Business School and to the broader community which the Business School, both, depends upon and supports.

A short-list of candidates will be compiled by the Business School’s Postgraduate Programme Leaders. When weighing submissions the group charged with short-listing will be invited to consider inter alia the student’s academic performance and other relevant indicators of useful enterprise and engagement such as (but not limited to) involvement in student societies; involvement in the student induction scheme; participation in the University’s buddy scheme; charity work; and community engagement. 

The prize winner in this category will be decided by a panel comprising the Chair of the Suffolk Branch of the Institute of Directors; the President of the Student’s Union; The Director of Human Resources and the Dean of Suffolk Business School.

The prize will take form of a £250 cash award. The winner will also be profiled by the Institute of Directors with a view to securing networking and more broadly paid internship/employment opportunities.

Nominate yourself here

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