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Top performing postgraduate student wins award


Earlier this term we announced Akshat Vyas as the recipient of the CISI Educational Trust Award 2019. We are excited to hear that from the participating universities, Akshat was chosen as the top performing postgraduate student and received an additional £3000 award.

The additional award was based on an essay submission and interview performance with the Educational Trust, which included a general knowledge test and questions about the CISI. After successfully completing the interview process, Akshat was invited to the CISI Annual Awards Ceremony in Mansion House, where he was presented the award.

Akshat Vyas receiving the award in Mansion House, London.

Dr Simone Varotto, Postgraduate Programme Area Director at the ICMA Centre commented:

We are delighted of Akshat’s achievement and cherish our long-standing cooperation with the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment which is sponsoring this award.

Akshat has written a blog post discussing his journey in becoming the CISI Educational Trust Award Winner. Read the full blog here.

We would also like to congratulate the following top performing students, all studying MSc International Securities, Investment and Banking who received the CISI Scholarship; Charalampos Lagoudakis, Xiaoyu Zhou, Abdelrahman Elsahly and Pascal Seeling.

Dr Simone Varotto with the winners of the CISI Educational Trust Award and the CISI Scholarships.

Published 25 March 2019

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