University prize-giving ceremony recognises exceptional students


The work of outstanding students at Birmingham City University was celebrated and recognised at a special event last week as they received awards from blue chip organisations including Cisco and Microsoft UK.

Organisation representatives and staff and students from Birmingham City University’s Faculty of Technology, Engineering and the Environment (TEE) gathered at Birmingham’s Council House on Tuesday 12 February at the annual prize-giving event, hosted by TV presenter Arti Halai.

Arti said: “The faculty has always been proud of its long-term relationships with industry and business. The awards are given out to recognise those who go the extra mile in their studies to maximise their learning experiences, whether through work experience, project work or their efforts to support other students.”

A total of 21 awards were given in three categories: Industry Engagement Prizes, Accrediting Body Prizes and the Faculty Prizes. Accolades were awarded to students from all four of the schools which make up the TEE faculty:

Among the winners was Dorthe-Marie Jonsson, recognised for her performance on a Quality Management course at the University, regardless of her regular lengthy commute from Billund, Denmark to Birmingham for her lectures. Dorthe-Marie now travels the world working for shoe designers ECCO, ensuring the company maintains its reputation as a top quality manufacturer.

Other winners include Marc Wood, who was awarded a prize from Morgan Motor Company for his work in engineering design and Lee Stott, who received an award from Microsoft UK for his performance in computing.

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