Student from School of Business wins Presidents Prize

A University of Leicester student has won the President’s Prize in a national competition designed to show what it takes to be future business leaders.

Shanza Chaudhary, an Accounting and Finance student at the University’s School of Business, was the recipient of the ICAEW President’s Prize.

Shanza said: "I am particularly pleased as this was not a standard prize, I was commended for having the closest attributes to ICAEW's President - Hilary Lindsay. As part of this, I will also have the opportunity to shadow and work with the President herself.

"This is definitely a testament to the university and the opportunities they have provided me with, such as the Leicester Award, the ability to network with employers at Career Festivals and constantly being made aware of various events and competitions like the ICAEW100."

ICAEW is a world leading professional membership organisation that promotes, develops and supports over 147,000 chartered accountants worldwide. The ICAEW 100 competition was open to all UK university students regardless of year or subject studying.

Almost 5,000 students from 150 universities entered the competition. Of these, the 100 highest scoring students were invited to the celebratory Grand Final where they were able to network with representatives from ICAEW and supporting employers to make steps and in many cases start their career journey with; BDO, Crowe Clark Whitehill, Deloitte, EY, Imperial Tobacco, Kingston Smith, KMPG, Mazars, PwC, RSM and Smith & Williamson.

Winners of these awards were offered prizes including work experience, insight days and professional mentoring with the supporting organisations – some of the most desirable employers in the UK.