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Management students honoured by top companies

Published: 10 February 2004

Top exam results achieved by three students from the School of Management at the University of Southampton have won them prizes from finance specialists Grant Thornton and Accenture.

Gemma Cook, a second-year BSc Accounting with Finance student from Wickham, Hampshire, took the Grant Thornton prize.

Darryl Whitehead, Partner at Grant Thornton's Solent office said: "This is an excellent achievement, we wish Gemma every success with the completion of her studies and her future career."

Nadine Mueller and Emily Broom share the award from Accenture.

Nadine is a third-year BSc Management Sciences student from Hamburg, Germany who chose the course because of its reputation. She plans to apply for jobs in the UK after completing her course. Emily is a third-year BSc Accounting and Finance student from Devon who has already completed a summer placement with PriceWaterhouseCooper in Southampton.

Analyst Adam Flynn from Accenture said: "Nadine and Emily have displayed continual application of the skills set required for success at an organization such as Accenture. The learning environment provided by the School of Management positions these scholars and their peers to enjoy a successful and rewarding career."

Professor Chris Chapman from the School of Management said: "We are very proud of our students and very grateful to Grant Thornton and Accenture for providing prizes to acknowledge the achievement of these students and encourage others to follow their example."

Notes for editors

  1. Digital image of the three students is available.
  2. The University of Southampton's School of Management has an international reputation for academic and teaching excellence, offering a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Accounting, Banking, Corporate Risk, Finance, Information Systems, Management, Management Sciences and Risk Management. In October 2000 the national Quality Assurance Agency graded the School as 'excellent' in the assessment of its teaching quality for Higher Education. The School achieved a score of 23 out of a possible 24. Its PhD programme was awarded mode 'A' recognition by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The School now has over 700 students representing over 50 countries enrolled on its programmes, and over 40 full-time staff to teach them.
  3. Grant Thornton is a leading financial and business adviser to mid corporate businesses and their owners, with 35 local offices across the UK. www.grant-thornton.co.uk
  4. Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. www.accenture.com

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