NCUK Prize Awards 2019
Last week on Wednesday 20th November, the annual NCUK Prize Awards ceremony took place at The Bridgewater Hall in Manchester! The awards ceremony, which brings together NCUK alumni who have progressed to NCUK Universities, celebrates the successes of students that has brought them to the UK to study their UK degree.
Prize Winners were joined by staff from NCUK, Study Centres and NCUK Universities as well as friends and family of students who were all very excited to be part of this prestigious event. Before the ceremony commenced, students were given the opportunity to have professional photographs taken of themselves, visit the Prize Awards photo-booth and enjoy afternoon tea. Students were able to meet up with their friends that they studied with at NCUK Study Centres and meet staff from their universities during this time.
The ceremony itself begin with a short introduction from Georgina Jones, NCUK Market Development Director who welcomed all in attendance followed by an encouraging speech from Professor John Brewer, Chief Executive Officer of NCUK. John took time to speak to students directly to congratulate them on their hard work and that they had been successful in reaching their goal of studying at university.
Student speaker for the ceremony and NCUK alumnus, Seyi Pearce shared his NCUK story, from studying in Nigeria, his progression to The University of Sheffield, becoming an NCUK Prize Winner himself and now studying his PhD. Seyi is also an NCUK Ambassador and is available to talk to via our Chat to our Students page.
Believe in yourself. Make lasting friendships at university with people who bring out the best in you. Also, enjoy university, ensure you have a work-life balance, as this is also very important.
Seyi Pearce, NCUK alumnus
Jo Purves who is the Pro-Vice Chancellor at the University of Salford and Chair of the Northern Consortium charity was the student announcer and welcomed students on stage to receive their certificates from John.
The celebrations continued with students having their pictures taken with universities and a drinks reception being held for all guests.
The event was a complete success and officially closed the NCUK Partner Conference which was hosted by the University of Bradford and brought NCUK partners from across the world together to learn, network and engage.
The annual Prize Awards ceremony is always a highlight. Celebrating the successes of students who have completed NCUK qualifications is one of our top priorities. It’s such a fantastic achievement and demonstrates how NCUK can shape student’s futures.
Georgina Jones, NCUK Market Development Director