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Newry girl Niamh Downey has won the Chartered Institute of Marketing Award for achieving the Best Student Performance in Global Marketing award at the annual Ulster University Business School’s Student Awards organised by the Department of Marketing, Entrepreneurship and Strategy. Niamh a former pupil of St Paul’s High School, recently graduated with a BSc Hons degree in Marketing at the University.

Niamh Downey is presented with the CIM Award for Excellence by sponsor representative Kathryn Pyper (right) watched by Course Director Dr Mary Boyd (left). Photograph: Darren Kidd / Press EyeNiamh Downey is presented with the CIM Award for Excellence by sponsor representative Kathryn Pyper (right) watched by Course Director Dr Mary Boyd (left). Photograph: Darren Kidd / Press Eye

Speaking at the Awards ceremony, Dr Danielle McCartan-Quinn, Head of the Department, said, “These Awards recognise the top performers across the range of marketing, entrepreneurship and strategy related programmes.  The Ulster University Business School prides itself on delivering courses which enable students to not only reach their academic potential but also allow them to experience the subjects through practical application, developing skills and raising ambition.  The fact that so many of our leading private sector companies and professional bodies are engaged with both the Awards and the learning experience at the Ulster University Business School is testament to the importance of the integrated approach towards preparing students for careers across the business sector.”

A total of 15 sponsored awards were presented.  Sponsors included Belfast Telegraph, Stakeholder Group, Wrightbus, First Trust Bank, Hastings Hotels, Envision Management Consultants, Moy Park, CIM, CAI, CIMA, Marketing Institute of Ireland, Whale, Shredbank, Pure Running and Marketstall.

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