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Aston students shortlisted for a national award competition

TargetJobs 2013

15 April 2013

Aston University students have been shortlisted for a prestigious national award for outstanding achievements in their undergraduate studies.

TARGETjobs, in collaboration with some of the best-known names in graduate recruitment have launched its fourth annual Undergraduate of the Year Awards.

The 2013 Undergraduate of the Year Awards competition identifies the top undergraduates from a range of degree subjects from across the UK. Applicants took a number of assessments, and psychometric tests. The competition received over 100 applications from students from over 30 UK Universities.

The shortlisted Aston students are;  Gorve Kuldip, Mechanical Engineering, Sunil Mistry, Chemical Engineering , Hassan Qulqass, Computing Science, Adil Sardardeen Chemical Engineering and Emma Heath, Business and Sociology. 

The overall winners of each award will win paid internships with leading companies and all-expenses paid trips to New York, Florida, Brazil, Borneo and continental Europe. The companies involved include; Ernst & Young, E.ON, Marks & Spencer, Nestle, EDF Energy, Laing O’Rourke, Mayer Brown, Mars, Gazprom, Barclays, Rolls-Royce and Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

Nicola Turner, Director of Employability, Careers and Employability Centre said; "I am delighted that we have five students shortlisted for these competitive Awards. Employability is a high priority for staff and students here at Aston and to have employers select so many of our students is a firm endorsement that we are preparing our students well for the working world. The shortlisted students come from business, science and engineering disciplines and a number have used the commercial awareness and professional communications skills gained from their sandwich placement to impress employers. This news should give all Aston students extra confidence about getting a graduate level job.”

The winners of each Award will be announced at the Undergraduate of the Year Awards event at Canary Wharf London on 19 April, 2013.

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For further media information please contact Eva Tabora, Aston University Communications on 0121 204 4294 or e.tabora@aston.ac.uk 

For more information about the 2013 Awards and how to enter please visit http://undergraduateoftheyear.com

Notes to Editors

The TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards is organised by Group GTI, the largest graduate careers media group in the world, which was founded in 1988 and currently employs 250 people across nine countries. GTI distributes its products to universities across the UK and Ireland and is the publishing partner of 24 leading university careers services including Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial, Edinburgh, Warwick, London, Manchester, Nottingham, Durham and Trinity College Dublin. GTI is also the official publishing partner of Graduate Careers Ireland, the professional association of careers services in Ireland, producing products under the gradireland brand.

The TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards are set up to identify and celebrate the UK's best undergraduates in specific areas, like subject of degree (law, engineering etc), year group (first years) or other categories (future leaders, women, commercial excellence).  Being the best means having a combination of academic excellence, the ability to pass a series of difficult online assessments, good written communication and finally the interpersonal skills necessary to compete with other students in assessment centres run by the sponsoring organisation. The final shortlist of ten are invited to the Awards event in London in April where the winners are announced.

Each award is sponsored by a prominent graduate recruiter who provides a fantastic prize for the winner, including a paid internship.

Undergraduates from all UK universities are eligible - if you meet the entry criteria - and past winners have come from over 30 different universities.