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06 November 2020

Students win university scholarship

The London Institute of Banking & Finance have awarded USP College’s finance students scholarships towards one of their degree programmes after achieving outstanding results in their Level 3 qualifications.

The scholarships are awarded to the top performing 1% of students and also give students the opportunity to undertake a professional qualification as part of their degree programme, meaning they can graduate with two qualifications.

This is the third year running that USP finance students have achieved these incredible results and Finance tutor, Pauline Wilkins, is over the moon with their accomplishment. She said:

“Students love the Financial Studies course as it follows the ‘financial capability’ program enabling students to be confident in how to manage money, what to consider for saving, borrow, investment and insurance needs throughout a person’s lifecycle, in addition to providing key skills for entering higher education or future employment. 

I am very proud of the attitude and commitment to learning that my past and present students have shown.”

George Perkins, 17, from Leigh-on-Sea, one of the three students to receive a scholarship, said:  “I’ve enjoyed studying this course and I’ve enjoyed learning about the economy in particular. Achieving the scholarship will now push me to do even better than I already am, and will open up more opportunities for me.”

Charlotte Rudkin, 18, from Canvey Island, said: "I have enjoyed studying the finance course as it has allowed me to learn how to manage my own finances, as well as progress onto studying finance at university. I am extremely proud to have achieved a scholarship as I believe this will help me with my education and to achieve my goals."

Courtney Back, 17, from Laindon, said: “I have found the LIBF course really good, I like the way the course is set out where you do an exam at the end of every topic because this really balances out the workload.  My tutor Pauline has been amazing helping me to achieve my best grades. I didn’t expect to receive recognition but I am very grateful for it. I am not sure what I want to do after College but I will be looking into degree apprenticeships.”

The Financial Studies course prepares students specifically for the Level 3 qualification offered by The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF).

Many students who have studied this course have gone on to study at university, with one student gaining a Level 4 Apprenticeship at The Bank of England.


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