‘Best performance’ accolade for student

Award winner Jordan McCord (centre) is pictured with Sarah McKeag of sponsors EY and Ulster University Business School lecturer Mark Mulgrew.

Award winner Jordan McCord (centre) is pictured with Sarah McKeag of sponsors EY and Ulster University Business School lecturer Mark Mulgrew.

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A local student has secured a major accolade at the annual Ulster University Business School’s Awards event organised by the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics.

Jordan McCord, a former pupil at Antrim Grammar School, who is a student on the BSc Hons Accounting & Law Degree, won the EY Award for being the highest performing third year student of the four year unique programme.

Speaking at the Awards ceremony, Professor Gillian Armstrong, Head of the Department, said: “These Awards recognise the top performers across the range of Accounting, Finance and Economics related programmes which provide increasing opportunities for graduates.

“As the Business School celebrates 40 years of providing experiential learning to equip our students for their professional lives, we are delighted to recognise their success.

“The fact that so many of our leading accountancy, consultancy and financial services firms are engaged with both the Awards and the learning experience at the Business School is testament to the importance of employer engagement in preparing students for careers across the business sector.”

Over twenty employer sponsored awards were presented. Sponsors included Henry Murray and Co, EY, Baker Tilly Mooney Moore, ACCA, KPMG, CPA, PwC, CIMA Ireland, ASM, Oxford Economics, HSBC, Marsh Ltd, AIB, BDO and Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI).