Excellence Award for Carrickfergus business graduate

Kerrie Douglas (centre), from Carrickfergus, is presented with the First Trust Bank Prize by Mark McKeown from the bank watched by Christine Wrightman, course director. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. INCT 16-707-CON

Kerrie Douglas (centre), from Carrickfergus, is presented with the First Trust Bank Prize by Mark McKeown from the bank watched by Christine Wrightman, course director. Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. INCT 16-707-CON

A Carrickfergus Business Studies graduate is celebrating an excellence award.

Kerrie Douglas won the First Trust Bank Prize for achieving the highest mark in the Accounting/Finance specialism at the Ulster University Business School’s Class of 2015 Excellence Awards, organised by the Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Strategy.

Speaking at the ceremony, Dr Danielle McCartan-Quinn, head of the department, said, “These awards recognise the top performers across the range of marketing, entrepreneurship and strategy related programmes.

“The Ulster University Business School prides itself on delivering courses which enable students to not only reach their academic potential but also allow them to experience the subjects through practical application. “The fact that so many of our leading private sector companies and professional bodies are engaged with both the awards and the learning experience at the Ulster University Business School is testament to the importance of the integrated approach towards preparing students for careers across the business sector.”