Dear readers, the academic machine is humming softly and we have some news of degrees awarded and academic achievements in the School of Economics:
- Last week saw graduation ceremonies on campus and students crossed the stage in the auditorium. Here are some numbers: 65 students received their degrees in Economics and International Trade, 33 in Economics and Risk Management and 12 in Economics, Risk and Investment Management. The Honours Bachelor of Commerce were awarded to 15 Economics students, 18 in International Trade and 23 in Risk Management.
- On Friday evening there was an awards function for 2014’s top academic achievers. The prizes went to
- The best undergraduate in Economics: Charné Olivier (prize by Rand Merchant Bank).
- The best honours student in Economics: Heinrich Nel (prize by Treasury One)
- The best undergraduate in Risk Management: Engela de Necker (prize by Vrystaat Mielies)
- The best honours student in Risk Management: Marli Conjé (prize by Senwes)
- The best undergraduate in International Trade: Anuschka van Biljon (prize by ITRISA)
- The best honours student in International Trade: Kyle Joubert (prize by CGIC)
- The best MCom dissertation in the School: Christo Maritz (prize by KPMG)
Prof Wilma Viviers’ WTO chair also awarded a prize for the best dissertation on a World Trade Organisation topic and this went to Francois van Heerden.
Congratulations to the graduates and achievers and a special word of thanks to our industry partners – your support is much appreciated.