Award winners

At the end of each academic year, students are awarded their prize by the Sponsors, the Executive Dean, the Associate Dean of Learning and the Director of Undergraduate Programmes in a special presentation ceremony.

Best Second Year Group Presentation on the Business Game Module BS2225 - £100

Ernst & Young Prize
PICTURED: Dr Marlin Abdul Malek (Group Tutor), Rashmi Pillai (Winner), Sara Al Jindan (Winner), Anjali Jungi (Ernst & Young Representative), Shaun Nicholson (Winner) and Laura Harris (Ernst & Young Representative).

Module Leader, Business Game Module BS225

“The Business Game is a module studied by all second year students within Aston Business School. It is based around simulation of the European Motor Industry. One of its main purposes is to help prepare students for their placement they undertake in their third year. An element of the wide variety of assessment in the module is a presentation of a panel comprised of managers from outside companies as well as Business School Staff. Among the companies who play an active role in the module are Enterprise Rent-a-Car, General Motors and holiday giants Thomson TUI. The Business Game as a whole, however, is sponsored by Ernst & Young who provide a prize for both the overall winners of the game and the best presentation.”

Mr John Overend, Aston Business School Undergraduate Programme

Prize sponsor

“First of all, congratulations to the team for the best presentation in the Business Game.

"It takes teamwork to pull the presentation together and while presentations can seem daunting they are something you can get better with practice. They can be very important in the workplace whether you are going for an interview or presenting an idea at work.

"My Ernst & Young colleagues who attended the presentations really enjoyed watching all of them and they were really impressed with their delivery.

"I studied Accounting for Management at Aston so I was in your shoes not so long ago doing the same module and presentation. It really benefited me in building confidence, commercial awareness and delivering presentations in my current role at Ernst & Young. I encourage you to continue seeking opportunities to take you out of your comfort zone.”

Laura Harris, Ernst & Young

Employable Graduates; Exploitable Research