Three BU students up for Institute of Directors Award

Posted on Monday, October 7 2013

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Three Bournemouth University students have been shortlisted for the Student of the Year prize at this years Institute of Directors’ Director of the Year Awards.

The student award category celebrates the success of student members of the Institute of Directors and this year, three of the six nominees in the category are current BU students.

The awards ceremony takes place on 11 October 2013 and details of the three BU students shortlisted for the Award can be found below.

The Institute of Directors is the UK’s largest and oldest membership organisation predominantly for directors and professional leaders, which includes a student membership category.

For more information about the awards you can visit the Institute of Directors’ Director of the Year web page.

BU’s shortlisted students:

Lyton Chithambo

Lyton studied a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance at the University of Malawi, became a qualified Chartered Accountant in 2006 and was recognised as a top performing employee in the Supervision division. Lyton won the Beit Trust scholarship to study a Master’s Degree in Finance and Risk at Bournemouth University, and is now reading for a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Accounting and Finance. His plan is to set up a consultancy firm majoring in governance and risk management.

Tom Heyes

Tom is in his final year studying Business Studies at Bournemouth University. Tom was a finalist for the Target jobs Undergraduate of the Year in Commercial Excellence in 2013, and participates in the Dorset Youth Council. After graduating from University, Tom sees himself spending some time working in an overseas location and in five years he would like to be working for an international organisation as a client or delivery executive.

Dan Hunter

Dan is studying Software Engineering at Bournemouth University.  He has been involved with the strategic planning and opening of a brand new Elite Sports and Stage & Screen Studio School in Bournemouth that offers revolutionary education and training for students aged 14-19. Dan is currently on a placement year with JP Morgan and is working as a consultant with LeAF Studio School. Dan competed in the London 2012 Olympics and would never rule out the possibility of targeting a future Olympics as well!