Carrick student celebrating double awards success

Natalie Hall is presented with her awards by Kevin Gormley, CIMA.
Natalie Hall is presented with her awards by Kevin Gormley, CIMA.

Natalie Hall, a former pupil of Carrickfergus Grammar School, is celebrating double success at the annual Ulster University Business School’s Student Awards.

Natalie, who is currently in the third year of a BSc (Hons) Accounting degree, won the KPMG Award for being the Highest Performing Student in Year Two and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Achievement of Excellence Award for being the top student in Management Accounting.

Speaking at the Awards event event, organised by the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics, Professor Gillian Armstrong, Head of Department, said: “These Awards recognise the top performers across the range of Accounting, Finance and Economics related programmes which provide increasing opportunities for graduates. The Business School’s unique approach of academic excellence and experiential learning aims to equip students for their professional career paths and we are delighted to recognise their successes. We are also very pleased at the level of support given by such a large number of our leading accountancy, consultancy and financial services firms demonstrating the invaluable partnerships between the Business School and the business sector which greatly benefit our students.”

Over 20 employer sponsored awards were presented at the event which featured sponsors including KPMG, CPA, PWC, CIMA Ireland, CISI, BDO, Deloitte, ASM, Oxford Economics, HSBC, Marsh Ltd, Arthur J Gallagher, First Trust Bank, CAI and Citi Group.