2015 Awards Ceremony

Students, employers and academics attended our Awards Ceremony in December 2015 to celebrate our winners’ success.

Ms. Jan Hulme, our University Secretary & Vice-Principal Governance presented the prizes.

Winner:  Stuart McPhail, 4th year, BA Business with Law


First prize went to Stuart McPhail who worked with Employers in Voluntary Housing (EVH) to support fundraising activities for the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS). Stuart was tasked with submitting an idea for a fundraising event but submitted a guide incorporating more than 20 ideas. He was awarded a cash prize of £500 and an internship with EVH.

Stuart, who articulated from Cardonald College said: “The project really stood out for me because I know the special work that CHAS does. I have a niece who is terminally ill and uses the services and support CHAS provides. It was one of the most enjoyable jobs I’ve ever done and I was glad I was able to bring that connection.”

Susan Campbell, Recruitment Manager for EVH, said: “Stuart’s interest in this cause was evident from the start, and his enthusiasm, passion and concrete recommendations have bowled us over. He delivered an outstanding project submission; most impressive and of fantastic practical use. We will engage many of his suggestions and documents in the future. What's more, Stuart has succeeded in invigorating and inspiring the whole staff team to keep fundraising with new activities for CHAS.”

Runners-up: Christopher Restrick and Holly Miller, 3rd year, Computing Web Systems Development


Christopher and Holly received £300 for their project developing a database of famous Scottish women scientists for Glasgow City of Science and ScienceGrll , an organisation which celebrates and supports women in science.

Professor Tracey Howe who supervised the project was very proud of their success. She said: “Feedback from the ScienceGrrl Glasgow team was very good. They were suitably impressed. This work was designed for local use but could now possibly be rolled out for use across the whole UK organisation.”



  1. Lauren Kerr, 3rd year, BA Business
    Employer: Glasgow City of Science and ScienceGrrl Glasgow
  2. Louise Miller, 3rd year, Information Technology Management for Business and Jamie Percival, 4th year Finance, Investment and Risk
    Employer:  DNDP CIC – Delivered Next Day Personally Community Interest Company
  3. Melanie Koyman (BA Business with Marketing) and Iona Macleod (BA Business with Law), 3rd year
    Employer: EVH
  4. Lina Bakhit, MSc International Human Resource Management (pictured above right with GCU academic staff)
    Employer: MsMissMrs 
  5. Laura Jane Howard, 2nd year, International Business and Human Resource Management
    Employer: Glasgow Disabled Scouts

This competition provides people with an insight into future career aspirations and enables participants to collaborate with real-life companies with experience.

Fourth year student,  Glasgow School for Business Society

This competition is an opportunity to gain work experience and employability skills. It’s a chance to get an insight into an organisation.

Second year student,  School of Health and Life Sciences

I would strongly recommend the competition to anyone who requires a fresh and impartial view on any task or project they may have or are considering.

Stephen McDougall,  Events for Charities

As a third sector organisation whose mission is to inspire young people to learn and succeed through enterprise, the collaboration through the competition for Young Enterprise Scotland is absolutely perfect.

Geoff Leask,  Young Enterprise Scotland