Leeds Met students awarded Sagar Wright Scholarships
Kirsty Ram and Bethany Ward, who are both due to graduate next month, powered through the rigorous annual application and interview process to be crowned the winners.
The Sagar Wright Scholarships seek to reward outstanding final year Leeds Met undergraduates studying in the Faculty of Business and Law.
Kirsty Ram, who will graduate in BSc (Hons) Marketing and Advertising Management, said: "It was an intense four-stage process where I had to show effective negotiation, persuasion and communication skills through a series of role plays. One included negotiating a real life business deal to meet a fictitious company's requirements.
"The process was overall a great experience and very challenging but stimulating."
Kirsty is currently doing freelance work, producing marketing and PR strategies for two new independent companies. In the future she hopes to land an account management role within a large marketing or advertising agency.
Bethany, who will graduate from her Law degree next month, said: "I was encouraged by my final year tutor to apply for the award. The scholarship was a great process to be a part of and was a real learning curve in terms of helping me to better understand the ins and outs of the headhunting industry and business in general.
"Sagar Wright is recognised as one of the very best graduate employers, not only in Yorkshire but in the whole of the UK and I felt very honoured to have been one of the two students selected to receive this award."
Bethany, who was one of Leeds Met's student volunteers throughout the London 2012 Olympic Games, will be working as a legal advisor for a pharmaceutical company in Surrey throughout the summer before taking a gap year and travelling to Australia and South America.
Based in Leeds, Sagar Wright recruits at least 12 top quality graduates annually and grows by 30% on average every year, effectively doubling in size every two to three years. As part of their investment in people programme, they have recently embarked on a partnership with Leeds Metropolitan University which includes sponsorship of two of our lecture theatres in the award-winning Rose Bowl building, and the philanthropic provision of scholarships for highly skilled students.