David named top performing student

Pictured at the Ulster Business Awards ceremony are award winner David Walker (centre) with award sponsor Michael Christie (left), Ernst & Young and UBS course director Gregory McGrath. INNT 43-457-CON
Pictured at the Ulster Business Awards ceremony are award winner David Walker (centre) with award sponsor Michael Christie (left), Ernst & Young and UBS course director Gregory McGrath. INNT 43-457-CON

David Walker from Newtownabbey, a second year student in BSc Hons Accounting at the Ulster Business School, has won the Ernst and Young Award for being the Highest Performing Student in Accounting in Year 1.

The award was presented at the annual Ulster Business School’s Student Awards event organised by the Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Dr Gillian Armstrong, Head of the Department, said: “These awards recognise the top performers across the range of Accounting, Finance and Economics related programmes, which although challenging, provide significant opportunities for students and graduates.

“The Ulster Business School prides itself on delivering courses which enable students to not only reach their academic potential but also allows them to experience the practical application and professional orientation of these areas. The fact that so many of our leading accountancy, consultancy and financial services firms are engaged with both the awards and the learning experience at the Ulster Business School is testament to the importance of the integrated approach towards preparing students for careers across the business sector.”

A total of eighteen employer sponsored awards were presented at the event.