Maghera student celebrates success at Business School

Ronan McGuckin (centre) is presented with the First Trust Bank award by Karen ONeill watched by Mike Pogue, Ulster University Business School.

Ronan McGuckin (centre) is presented with the First Trust Bank award by Karen ONeill watched by Mike Pogue, Ulster University Business School.

Ronan McGuckin, a former pupil at St Patrick’s College, Maghera, has won a top award at the annual Ulster University Business School’s Student Awards event organised by the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics.

Ronan, who recently completed a BSc Hons degree in Finance & Investment Analysis, was presented with the First Trust Bank Award for being the highest performing graduand.

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. Our aim in the Business School is to prepare our students and optimise their learning experience with a clear focus on their future careers. We do this by working in close partnership with a wide range of employers to ensure that our courses are relevant and that the talents and skills we are nurturing are appropriate. The fact that so many of our leading accountancy, consultancy and financial services firms support these Awards is testament to that invaluable integrated approach.”

Over 20 employer sponsored awards were presented. Sponsors included Henry Murray and Co, EY, Baker Tilley Mooney Moore, ACCA, KPMG, CPA, PwC, CIMA Ireland, ASM, Oxford Economics, HSBC, Marsh Ltd, First Trust Bank, BDO, Chartered Accountants Ireland and Citi Group.