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Prize-winning business student graduates

A prize-winning, former Welshpool High School pupil celebrates her success at Bangor University’s graduation ceremony this week.Susan JeffreysSusan Jeffreys

Susan Jeffreys, 21, from Welshpool, graduates with a First Class degree in Accounting and Finance this week. She was awarded the Craig Williams Memorial Award for the best performance in any Bangor Business School undergraduate degree.

Susan said: “I chose Bangor over any other university because of the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff made me finally decide on Bangor University. The accommodation offered by Bangor University was of a higher standard than other universities to which I had applied, and this also played a large part in my decision.

 “The best aspect of the course was the choice of modules. The core modules relate directly to your degree, but you can also choose from a variety of optional modules: I took some in marketing and management, for example. This flexibility makes the course interesting and gives you time to decide which subject areas you would like to continue exploring.

“One of the highlights is that the course material of the accounting-related degrees is related to certain accounting professional qualifications, which allows students to claim exemptions for these professional exams if they wish to pursue a career in accounting.

“All the staff at Bangor Business School are friendly and approachable. They are always available if you are unsure of anything and are easily contactable through email.

“I now hope to find employment in an accountancy firm where I can complete training to become a qualified accountant. Participating in seminars and tutorials has given me the confidence I need for employment.”

Publication date: 12 July 2013