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03 October 2016

Business alumni excel in International Undergraduate Awards 2016

The Undergraduate Awards 2016

Congratulations are in order to business alumni of the International Faculty, CITY College, Sanja Arsova (Skopje) and Dzhuliya Katsarova (Bulgaria), who excelled in the international Undergraduate Awards 2016 and were highly commended, ranking in the top 10% of submissions internationally with the papers they submitted. Both graduates are now in the shortlist as ‘Highly Commended Entrants’ to be announced as one of the 25 Winners.

This is a great achievement of our graduates at an international level, considering that they are among the 12 students from the University of Sheffield that stood out of 5,500 submissions from all over the world.

Both Sanja and Dzhuliya are recent graduates of our BA (Hons) in Business Studies (Accounting & Finance) programme. Their papers entitled "UK Recessionary Economy: The impact of increased money supply and government expenditure, analyzed under IS-LM-BP framework and Phillips Curve" and "The Impact of an Increase In The Money Supply and Government Spending In The UK Economy" respectively, were submitted as part of the assessment of the "Money and Banking" module for the Finance Track. Both students worked under the supervision of Dr Pavlos Gkasis, Lecturer at our Business Department. During their studies at the International Faculty, both Sanja and Dzhuliya made it to the department’s Head’s List while they received their degree with distinction.

Ms Dzhuliya Katsarova
Ms Dzhuliya Katsarova

"I would like to express my deepest gratitude to the CITY College, International Faculty of theUniversity of Sheffield and the academic staff for creating a vibrant, motivational, and positive environmental of enthusiasm for learning, and also encouraged personal and academic growth, and insatiable intellectual curiosity. I am grateful for having my lecturers as a guide, who created an environment that inspired my commitment to education, cultural and social awareness, and a room for making mistakes along the way. I feel extremely appreciative to be a recipient of the Undergraduate Award. This award is an important impetus for me to put every effort into maintaining the highest level of academic achievement during my upcoming postgraduate study at Durham University. I am very glad that my hard work has been appreciated. It is so meaningful to know that someone thought that you deserve an award. Awards are the tribute of our dynamism!" said Dzhuliya.

Ms Sanja Arsova
Ms Sanja Arsova

Sanja also commented on her success: "Considering that Undergraduate Awards (UA) is a global competition that this year had over 5 500  papers submitted, being selected among the top 10% in the Business category means a lot to me. This International recognition of my work, certainly contributed to my motivation and self-confidence in academic terms."

Dr. Pavlos Gkasis warmly congratulated both graduates: “I would like to congratulate both Sanja and Dzhuliya for this great achievement. It is very rewarding to see that the work conducted during the semester as part of the assessment has led to such an important distinction. This depicts, initially, the commitment of our students towards producing high quality academic output, but also the contemporary character of our assessment material. Sanja and Dzhuliya have been two of the best students I have worked with in the past years and I am certain that they are going to excel either they follow a career in the academia or in the industry. Finally, I would like to wish them the best of luck in their future endeavours.”

As ‘Highly Commended Entrants’ our graduates have been invited to meet their fellow awardees at the annual UA Global Summit, taking place in Dublin, Ireland on November 8th-11th. The attendees will be addressed by the likes of NASA Astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison, Shiza Shahid of the Malala Fund, MacArthur Fellow Kyle Abrahams, among many more speakers and facilitators.

About The Undergraduate Awards

The Undergraduate Awards is the world's largest international academic awards programme, recognising innovation and excellence at undergraduate level. Cited as the ultimate champion for high-potential undergraduates, UA identifies leading creative thinkers through their undergraduate coursework and provides top performing students with the support, network and opportunities they require to raise their profiles and further their career paths.

More about the Undergraduate Awards.

 

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