NCUK Prize Awards 2018
On Wednesday 28th November, the annual NCUK Prize Awards ceremony took place, bringing NCUK alumni from across the UK together to receive awards and scholarships based on their hard work at their NCUK Study Centres.
The awards took place in Birmingham for the first time at Aston University’s campus and was one of the highlights from the NCUK Partner Conference which also took place during that week. This meant that staff from NCUK, Study Centres and Universities could meet, and watch students receive their awards.
Once again, NCUK students have excelled in their academic achievements which is wonderful. There has also been an increase of 5% in those going to highly regarded NCUK Universities which really shows how rewarding it is for students who study an NCUK qualification.
Georgina Jones, NCUK Market Development Director
During the ceremony Saskia Loer Hansen (Pro-Vice-Chancellor International at Aston University), Jo Purves (Pro Vice-Chancellor for International and Regional Partnerships at the University of Salford and Chair of the Board of Trustees, Northern Consortium) and Liu Daming (NCUK alumnus who progressed to The University of Manchester) all took part in congratulating the students in attendance. NCUK’s Academic Director Emma Dawkins was delighted to see these students and was more than happy to present them with their certificates:
It’s a privilege to be a part of such a momentous and special occasion. These students have worked hard to achieve their place at university and these awards are a great way of showing these students that their hard work at their NCUK Study Centres has paid off. It’s also a fantastic opportunity for our Partners to see the results of their and NCUK’s collaboration first hand; I think the entire NCUK Global Network can agree that these students have more than earned the prizes that they have received today.
Emma Dawkins, NCUK Academic Director
The ceremony ended with NCUK alumnus Liu Daming, who recently won the Alumni of the Year award at the PIEoneer Awards 2018, giving a speech about his journey to the UK and how NCUK helped him achieve his dream.
I hope that in the future, more students will take advantage of NCUK’s benefits of the short educational system and extensive choices to go to several institutions across the world. I also hope that more NCUK alumni will always retain their pride and honour as former NCUK students and strive when moving forwards.
Liu Daming, NCUK alumnus
Students had the opportunity to get professional photographs taken during their visit and were provided with celebratory drinks and canapes after the ceremony had taken place.
We hope that everyone who attended the NCUK Prize Awards ceremony had a wonderful time, we are immensely proud of all students who won an award and we can’t wait to see them flourish and grow as their UK university experience continues.