DCU Business School recently held the sixth annual Junior Certificate awards celebrating the achievements of the top performers in the Junior Certificate Business Studies Exams in schools in the Dublin city and county areas.
Introduced in 2010, the awards were developed to give recognition and encouragement to the students who achieve the highest grades in the Junior Certificate Higher Level Business Studies examination. The awards also help to improve collaboration and communication between staff and students at second and third levels of the education sector in the area of business studies, contributing to a better learning environment for students.
All winning students and schools were presented with a certificate of achievement by the DCU Dean for Teaching & Learning Billy Kelly.
DCU Business School awarded the top three places (pictured) as follows:
1st Place: Marina Politis, Sandford Park School, Ranelagh
2nd Place: Emily Barry, St. Dominic’s College, Cabra
Joint 3rd Place: Alison Burke, St. Dominic’s College, Cabra, and Ruth Colbert, Manor House School, Raheny.
The ceremony was attended by Karl Foster, Chairperson of the Dublin Branch of the Business Studies Teachers Association of Ireland, who spoke on the importance of studying Business today and Kim Sweeney, DCU Students’ Union President who spoke about the vibrant student life that DCU offers.
Announcing the winners on the night, Dr Anne Sinnott, Executive Dean of DCU Business School said,
“We are delighted to acknowledge the wonderful achievements of the students, but we would also like to pay particular tribute to the commitment and dedication of their parents and teachers who guided their learning and helped to motivate the students towards their achievement in the business studies exam”.
Congratulations to all involved and we wish each student the best of luck as they progress with their academic and business careers!
For more information about studying business in DCU, visit http://www.dcu.ie/dcubs/undergraduate_study/index.shtml