GLASGOW STUDENT WINS TOP FINANCIAL AWARD
Congratulations to Gee Chong Shek on achieving 3 As in his HND Accountancy and receiving the IFSD Award
Gee Chong Shek, 19, from Glasgow, has been recognised by Glasgow’s International Financial Services District (IFSD) for achieving three As in his HND Accountancy course at Glasgow Kelvin College.
At an awards ceremony for the IFSD Glasgow Student Awards 2015, Gee was one of seven students, representing each university and college in Glasgow, to be presented with a certificate and £250 to mark their achievements.
He is now at summer school studying economic and business which will hopefully allow him to embark on a degree course at the University of Glasgow. Once Gee has completed his education, he wants to follow a career in accountancy.
The awards programme was established by the IFSD Partnership to highlight the wealth of talented graduates emerging from Glasgow’s universities and colleges, prepared for careers in financial services. All seven students were nominated as ‘outstanding achievers.’
Presenting the Award to Gee, Sharon Hamilton, International Sector Head for Financial and Business Services, Scottish Enterprise said, “Many congratulations to Gee on his achievement. The IFSD Student Awards underline the breadth and depth of talent graduating from Glasgow’s universities and colleges which, we believe, is very reassuring for existing financial services companies in the city and prospective inward investors.”
Since its launch in 2001, the IFSD has been developed by a partnership of the public and private sectors led by Scottish Enterprise and Glasgow City Council. Over
£1 billion has so far been invested to transform the previously run down area of the city centre. The District has attracted over 15,000 financial sector jobs from some of the biggest names in global finance including Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Barclays, BNP Paribas, HSBC, esure, Tesco Bank and Aon.
Learners from an Introduction to Photography course delivered at the Rosemount Learning Centre had the opportunity to exhibit their images. The introductory course has been provided by Glasgow Kelvin College and it is hoped that the learners will progress on to a more advanced course. The individuals will also be able to contribute to The Royston Rag a local paper produce by the learning centre. Sam Ross, the centre manager, approached the College to ask for a course that would provide his learners with a course that would cover the practical side of photography as well as theory – giving a balanced view.
The result – a super exhibition shared with friends and family.