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Keeping The Bar High-SIM-UOL Breaks Record Again For First Class Honours Graduates
It’s no easy feat to consistently raise the bar on academic success each year. But at SIM- University Of London (UOL) the sky’s the limit. For the fifth consecutive year, the university broke its record for graduates with First Class Honours. At this year’s Achievers’ Event on 21 October 2017, the academic success of a total of 225 SIM-UOL graduates with BSc First Class Honours degrees were celebrated. This surpasses last year’s total of 191 First Class Honours graduates.
Gracing the event were University of London and lead college representatives Ms Elizabeth Aitken, Director of the LSE Office for the University of London International Programmes (LSE) ; Dr Maggie Cooper, Director for International Computing Programmes at Goldsmiths (UOL); Ms Sylvia Ong, Manager of learning and student development (ACCA); Mr Bill Abraham, Director of Development (UOL ) and his team members, Ms Holly Peterson, Head of Constituency Engagement (UOL) and Mr Alex Boughton, Head of Business Development (UOL).
There was further cause for celebration as SIM-UOL bagged two additional awards for the first time.
BSc International Relations student, Jonah Foong, was awarded the James Stewart Cook Convocation Trust Prize. The Prize is awarded annually to the undergraduate student who achieves the highest mark for unit PS1172 Introduction to Political Science.
On what spurred him on to success, Jonah said, “You hear this often but it’s true; there’s no substitute for hard work. Nobody can get by on genius alone. That and the fact that I had a wonderful lecturer in Ms Kas, who not only made my learning an enjoyable process, but was there to offer assistance whenever I needed it. This was an important factor.”
The second award was the Sebastian Danicic Prize which is awarded to the student with the best average grade for two Programming modules done in Year 1 and Year 2 in the Computing Programmes. It was won by BSc Computing and Information Systems student Nathan Gabriel De Flavis.
“I feel honoured to be a part of a prestigious group of students. I give credit to my lecturers who motivated me to work hard. They made the subjects engaging. In my spare time, I continued to practise what I learned because I enjoyed it,” he said.
Celebrated in joyous spirits, the event also drew plenty of laughter from the audience during a fun video segment which featured SIM-UOL lecturers both past and present. The event came to a close as guests huddled up for a group picture.
Here’s a look at the final SIM-UOL scorecard:
- 225 BSc graduates with First Class Honours
- 46 students who topped the world in their respective papers
- 30 University commendations
- 12 University of London Awards for Academic Achievement (prizes)
- James Stewart Cook Convocation Trust Prize award for best results for Intro to Political Science. £400 prize. (our 1st student to get this)
- Prize: Sebastian Danicic Prize for best programming results (our 1st student to get this)
- 10 Certificate of Higher Education in Social Sciences graduates with Distinction (1st intake; formerly called Diploma in Economics)
- 6 MSc Professional Accountancy graduates with Distinction (1st intake)
- 1 International Foundation Programme graduate with Distinction
- 1 Graduate Diploma with Distinction
Posted online, 08 November 2017