Student Melissa Thomson has been recognised by Glasgow’s International Financial Services District (IFSD) for achieving top marks in her final exams. At an awards ceremony for the IFSD Glasgow Student Awards 2014, Melissa was one of seven students, representing each university and college in Glasgow, to be presented with a certificate and £250 to mark their achievements.
Melissa has recently achieved a HND in Accounting at the College's Langside campus. She is now planning to move on to university to complete an accountancy degree and then a post graduate teaching degree, to follow her career ambition to lecture in Accountancy.
The awards programme was established by the IFSD Partnership to highlight the wealth of talented graduates emerging from Glasgow’s universities and colleges, prepared for careers in financial services. All seven students were nominated as ‘outstanding achievers.’
Presenting the Award to Melissa on behalf of the IFSD, Elaine Hovey, Senior Manager, International Financial and Business Services, Scottish Development International said, “Many congratulations to Melissa on her achievement. The IFSD Student Awards underline the breadth and depth of talent graduating from these universities and colleges 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.
Melissa Thomson (right) is presented with her 2014 IFSD Student Award by Elaine Hovey, Senior Manager, International Financial and Business Services, Scottish Development International.