Outstanding student receives SPARK THINKING Accolade

Alex Stannard SPARK THINKING Student of the Year.
SPARK THINKING, an Ashfield Meetings & Events brand, are proud to support the Student Of The Year award at the UK Centre for Events Management at Leeds Beckett University.
The agency was delighted to present Alex Stannard with her prize following her recent graduation ceremony where she collected a first-class BA (Hons) Events Management degree.

The 2017 graduation ceremonies took place at the university’s Headingley Campus and it is the third year SPARK THINKING have produced the event.

Alex commented on her award: “I have loved my time here. I never imagined to graduate with a first, let alone receive the Student Of The Year award. I am so grateful for the continuous support from the team at Leeds Beckett. I would also like to extend my appreciation to SPARK THINKING who have sponsored this award.”

Glenn Bowdin (Head, UK Centre For Events Management, Leeds Beckett University) commented: “Alex is a worthy winner. She has not only studied hard to achieve top grades in her academic work, she has worked in the events industry throughout her course, developing her professional experience and networks. Alex undertook her placement year with a range of organisations, which provided her with opportunities to experience different sectors, develop a wide skill base and provide a diverse knowledge platform to allow her to shape her future career.”

Bowdin added: “We are very grateful to SPARK THINKING for their continued support. It was especially rewarding to see Heather Sharp and Graham Lord, both previous graduates of Leeds Beckett University, present the award but also lead the production project team that delivered our 2017 graduation ceremonies.”

Graham Lord (Production Lead, SPARK THINKING) said: “We are proud of our partnership with Leeds Beckett University. We are committed on supporting them in facilitating the creation of our next generation of thinkers, leaders and doers and the potential impetus this will have for business. It is evident that Alex has a bright future ahead of her.”

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