Carrickfergus student celebrates University Business School success

Thomas Livings (centre) is presented with the KPMG Award by John Poole, KPMG and Course Director Danielle McWall.
Thomas Livings (centre) is presented with the KPMG Award by John Poole, KPMG and Course Director Danielle McWall.
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Thomas Livings, a former pupil of Carrickfergus Grammar School, has won a top award at the annual Ulster University Business School’s Student Awards event organised by the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics.

Thomas, who is currently studying for a BSc Hons Accounting degree, was presented with the KPMG Award for being one of the highest performing students in second year.

Speaking at the Awards ceremony Professor Gillian Armstrong, Head of the Department, said, “These Awards recognise the top performers across the range of Accounting, Finance and Economics related programmes which provide increasing opportunities for graduates.

“Our aim in the Business School is to prepare our students and optimise their learning experience with a clear focus on their future careers.

“We do this by working in close partnership with a wide range of employers to ensure that our courses are relevant and that the talents and skills we are nurturing are appropriate.

“The fact that so many of our leading accountancy, consultancy and financial services firms support these Awards is testament to that invaluable integrated approach.”

Over twenty employer sponsored awards were presented.

Sponsors included Henry Murray and Co, EY, Baker Tilley Mooney Moore, ACCA, KPMG, CPA, PwC, CIMA Ireland, ASM, Oxford Economics, HSBC, Marsh Ltd, First Trust Bank, BDO, Chartered Accountants Ireland and Citi Group.

The Ulster University makes available a wide range of student prizes to reward excellence and achievement in performance. Most are administered by Faculties.