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Student and alumni achievement awards

Photo of the 2016/2017 award winners

The Open University Business School (OUBS) celebrates the exceptional achievements of its high calibre students and alumni annually. The awards are held to commend some of the highest achieving students from the past academic year, and alumni members who have made an outstanding contribution to an organisation or society, as voted for by fellow OUBS alumni.

The 2016/17 Student and Alumni Awards

The 2016/2017 Awards took place in June during a special ceremony held at The Open University campus in Milton Keynes. The awards were presented by Professor Rebecca Taylor, Executive Dean of OUBS, who said:

All of the winners have an exceptional story to tell about their life-changing learning experience and we are incredibly proud, as a Business School, to recognise their achievements and to celebrate the success of our vibrant and growing student and alumni communities. I wish all the winners my warmest congratulations on their achievements and every success for their future endeavours.

Professor Rebecca Taylor, Executive Dean

Student of the Year Awards 2016 winners

MBA Student of the Year: Barry Edwards

BA (Honours) in Leadership & Management Student of the Year: Edwin Bainbridge

Professional Certificate in Management Student of the Year: Luke Lenton

Professional Certificate in Accounting Student of the Year: Joanna Page

Returning to study after at least 20 years was a very daunting prospect for Joanna, but the course structure and the support available made it an enjoyable and rewarding experience. She felt the course tutors were knowledgeable in their subject, offered good studying advice and were very positive and encouraging.

Alumni of the Year Achievement Awards 2016-17

Alumni of the Year Achievement Award Winner: Dr Michelle Gardner

Alumni of the Year Achievement Award (Highly Commended): Natallia Dean

Alumni of the Year Achievement Award (Highly Commended): Dmitriy Ponkratov

Alumni of the Year Achievement Award (Highly Commended): Katharina Schubert

The following individuals, who were unable to attend, were also commended during the ceremony:

  • BA (Honours) in Business Studies Student of the Year: Jacqueline Coleman
  • Alumni of the Year Achievement Award (Highly Commended): Paul Heardman
  • Alumni of the Year Achievement Award (Highly Commended): Dan Egorov

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