Business school double for student

Lyndsey Reid from Carrickfergus is presented with her awards by Danielle McWall (left), course director BSc Accounting and professor Marie McHugh, (right), dean of the Ulster University Business School. INCT 49-701-CON ACCOUNTANCY
Lyndsey Reid from Carrickfergus is presented with her awards by Danielle McWall (left), course director BSc Accounting and professor Marie McHugh, (right), dean of the Ulster University Business School. INCT 49-701-CON ACCOUNTANCY

A Carrick accountancy student is celebrating double success at the University of Ulster Business School.

Lyndsey Reid, who is in second year of a BSc Hons Accounting degree, won the Henry Murray Cup for achieving first place overall in year 1 and the Ernst & Young prize for scoring the highest overall average of Accounting 1 and 2 in first year.

The awards were presented to the former Carrick Grammar pupil at the annual ceremony organised by the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics.

Professor Gillian Armstrong, Head of the department, said the awards “recognise the top performers across the range of accounting, finance and economics related programmes”.

, which provide increasing opportunities for students and graduates at this time.

“It is of no surprise that global financial and professional services firms are choosing Northern Ireland as a key inward investment location. These future graduates have the academic potential and business-ready mindset, through an experiential learning approach, to enter a professional work place anywhere and progress quickly.”

Over 20 employer sponsored awards were presented.