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Top Awards for NRC Business Students

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Quality precast solutions company Moore Concrete is backing the best business brains in the province as they team up with Northern Regional College to present the Moore Concrete Cup and Bursary to the best Business Studies Student at the Coleraine Campus. The generous bursary of £300 and the offer of work placements which could potentially lead to employment is a long standing relationship between the College and the company. This year the Award was presented by Nicola Mowbray from Moore Concrete to Fergal Cudden.

Fergal came to Level 3 Business straight from secondary school in 2013.

Other business awards presented at the Coleraine campus include

Dr Stevenson Perpetual Challenge Cup – Liam Frizelle

Liam started at the college in 2013 with the advantage of a few years more experience than some of his peers.  Liam had tried a course in Ballymena NRC which wasn’t for him and had the added bonus of a years’ experience in work behind him before he ventured into Business.

Liam completed the BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Business with an overall (DDM) Distinction Distinction Merit – he applied for and was accepted into University.

Springwell Cup – Samantha Scott

Samantha came to the college in 2014 to study for the HND in Business as a mature student.  Samantha from the word go was an able and competent student.

Samantha completed the HND in Business with an overall Distinction.

Elizabeth Thompson Cup – Bridget McIlroy

Bridget (McIlroy) came to the college in 2014 also as a mature student. Bridget brought a wealth of knowledge with her from having worked in the tourist industry and being a part owner of the local Magherabuoy hotel.

Presenting Bridget with her award is Julienne Elliott, Economic Development Officer from Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council.

As part of the HND course, Bridget among her peers conducted an investigation into the demographic, Services and WiFi in Coleraine Town Centre.  Coleraine Town Centre were very impressed with the calibre of work produced by the students, in particular, Bridget who was among the smaller group who presented the findings to the group.

Members of the town team commented on the professional approach taken in conducting the research, compiling the report and the presentation at the recent Coleraine Town Team meeting held in the Bann View Committee Room at council headquarters.

Following the presentation the Town Team proceeded to discuss the introduction of Public area WiFi  for Coleraine Town Centre with reference to the findings and feedback given by the students. Coleraine Town Team have agreed to recommend to council that an application is submitted to the Department for Communities for funding to install a system during this financial year.

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