Some of our talented recent graduates have been celebrating after scooping top industry awards.
Human Resources Masters graduate Amy Selway is already making her mark in the professional world, winning in the student category of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) People Management Awards for her work at her employer Transport for London (TfL).
The award recognises the way she applied the knowledge gained in her Master’s degree in human resources to redesigning the HR function of TfL’s support services, aligning the different organisations under the TfL umbrella together.
Amy said: “Whilst at Middlesex University I enjoyed having a network of other HR professionals from different industries around me. Our lectures were very practically focused and it was valuable being able to discuss the ideas given to us by the tutors with other practitioners.”
Hot on the heels of Amy’s success were entrepreneurial pair Ravi Jay and Asaf Nahum who continue to wow the business world with their internet startup MyMzone.com.
Whilst studying they came up with the idea of a website that London's market traders could use to sell their wares to the world. Their latest accolade is the Tata Blue Skies Award for disruptive businesses, and as winners of the competition they were given the chance to pitch their website to 150 top investors.
Ravi Jay said: "During our MBA programme at Middlesex, we realised that there is no single online platform which tourists and shoppers could maintain their connection with local markets, merchants and their products. We decided to do something about it and started myMzone.com."
Another award winner is recent illustration graduate Corban Wilkin who overcame competition from 200 other cartoonists to be crowned winner of the 2012 Observer/John Cape/Comica Award.
Corban said: “It’s exciting to have won the biggest comic competition in the UK. Our lecturers at Middlesex used to encourage us to enter competitions so I’ve entered for the past four years, but didn’t expect to win as the standard is so high.”
Congratulations to our successful graduates on making a great start to their careers.