GCU graduate one of Glasgow’s top financial students

08 July 2011

GCU graduate one of Glasgow’s top financial students

Kalsoom Jaffar was awarded £500 at the ceremony.

GCU graduate one of Glasgow’s top financial students 
Kalsoom Jaffar, who achieved an MSc in Banking, Finance and Risk Management from GCU, is one of four top financial services graduates from universities in Glasgow to be recognised by the partners behind Glasgow’s International Financial Services District (IFSD) for achieving top marks in their final exams.
At an awards ceremony in Glasgow, Kalsoom was presented with a cheque for £500 to recognise her achievements and to help further her career aspirations. The awards programme was established by the IFSD Partnership to highlight the wealth of talent graduating from Glasgow’s four universities, prepared for careers in financial services.
Kalsoom, from Glasgow, is now looking to follow a career in business management.
The three other winners were graduates from University of Glasgow, University of Strathclyde and the University of the West of Scotland, all four students were nominated by their individual universities as ‘outstanding achievers’ from courses designed for careers in financial services.
Jill Farrell, director of financial services, Scottish Enterprise who presented the awards to the students on behalf of Glasgow’s IFSD said: “These awards recognise the great work being done by the universities in Glasgow and the relationships they have with the financial services sector to ensure a steady pipeline of well qualified graduates to work in the industry.  The awards also recognise the breadth and depth of talent graduating from these universities which is, we believe, very reassuring for existing financial services companies in the city and prospective inward investors.”
Since its launch in 2001, the IFSD has been developed by a partnership of the public and private sectors led by Scottish Enterprise and Glasgow City Council. Over £1 billion has so far been invested to transform the previously run down area of the city centre.  The District has attracted over 15,000 financial sector jobs from some of the biggest names in global finance including Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Barclays Wealth, BNP Paribas, HSBC, esure, Tesco Bank and Aon.

A GCU student on the MSc in Banking, Finance and Risk Management is one of four financial services graduates to be recognised by the partners behind Glasgow’s International Financial Services District (IFSD) for achieving top marks in their final exams.

Kalsoom Jaffar was presented with a cheque for £500 to recognise her achievements and to help further her career aspirations in business management

The awards programme was established by the IFSD Partnership to highlight the wealth of talent graduating from Glasgow’s four universities.

The three other winners were graduates from University of Glasgow, University of Strathclyde and the University of the West of Scotland, all four students were nominated by their individual universities as ‘outstanding achievers’ from courses designed for careers in financial services.

Jill Farrell, director of financial services, Scottish Enterprise who presented the awards to the students on behalf of Glasgow’s IFSD said: “These awards recognise the great work being done by the universities in Glasgow and the relationships they have with the financial services sector to ensure a steady pipeline of well qualified graduates to work in the industry.  

“The awards also recognise the breadth and depth of talent graduating from these universities which is, we believe, very reassuring for existing financial services companies in the city and prospective inward investors.”

Since its launch in 2001, the IFSD has been developed by a partnership of the public and private sectors led by Scottish Enterprise and Glasgow City Council. Over £1 billion has so far been invested to transform the previously run down area of the city centre.  

The District has attracted over 15,000 financial sector jobs from some of the biggest names in global finance including Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, Barclays Wealth, BNP Paribas, HSBC, esure, Tesco Bank and Aon.

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