Student wins Undergraduate of the Year Award

Thursday 30 April 2015

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University of St Andrews student Katy Barlow has won the prestigious TARGETjobs Mathematics, Economics and Finance Undergraduate of the Year Award.

From over 3500 entries, Katy was one of 109 undergraduates shortlisted for 12 awards from universities across the UK. BBC news presenter Fiona Bruce announced the winners at the Grand Final at East Wintergarden, Canary Wharf, London.

Katy’s award was sponsored by Gazprom Marketing and Trading, and the prize was a summer internship, and a placement in their Singapore office.

Through a series of online tests, application forms, interviews and an assessment centre day, Katy emerged as the winner from a very strong field.

Katy, who lives in Perthshire, is a second year maths and economics student. In 2014, she was awarded the Nisbet Prize for top performance in Management, and was also placed on the University’s Dean’s List for academic excellence.

She has played tennis for her county and currently captains the University of St Andrews athletics team.

“It is very exciting to be chosen as UK Undergrad of the year for Maths, Economics and Finance, and to be amongst so many talented people,” she said.

“It is great to have been able to represent the University of St Andrews, and I appreciate their support.”

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Picture caption: Katy (centre) with Fiona Bruce (right) and Chris Jones, Head of Global Resourcing at Gazprom (left).

A photo of Katy receiving her award is available. Contact Communications Office.

Issued by the University of St Andrews Communications Office, contactable on 01334 467310 or [email protected].

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