Head of the Department of Management, Leadership and Marketing Dr Mary Boyd (centre) with winners at the Excellence Awards

The Department of Management, Leadership and Marketing in Ulster University’s Business School held its annual Excellence Awards yesterday to celebrate the class of 2023.

The awards, now in their thirteenth year, are an opportunity to showcase and recognise the outstanding talent in students across a range of subjects including marketing, business studies and human resource management.

A total of 27 awards were presented to top students in a variety of subjects including the Highest Achieving Final Year Student, Highest Mark On A Programme and Excellence In Placement.

The awards were held at Ulster University’s Academy Restaurant at the Belfast Campus on Wednesday 28th February.


Speaking at the awards to congratulate the students on their successes, Dr Mary Boyd, Head of Department, says: “It is fantastic to see such a diverse range of talent in management, leadership and marketing related programmes and what makes it even more special is that we get to recognise the achievements of our students and celebrate in our very own Academy Restaurant.

“Ulster University Business School prides itself on equipping students with the skills and knowledge to become leaders in their fields and investing in talent across a wide range of sectors. We’d like to thank our sponsors for supporting the awards, which help demonstrate our commitment to providing an important mix of academic and practical learning.”

Dr Boyd also adds “Our students continue to deliver above and beyond, and we’re delighted to celebrate all of their hard work during their studies.”

Award sponsors included The Belfast Telegraph; Chartered Accountants Ireland; Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Ireland; Grant Thornton; Redstar Foodservice; Staffline Recruitment; Lynas Foodservice; Hunter Savage; ShredBank; Whale; Labour Relations Agency; Moy Park; The Marketing Institute of Ireland; Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM); Hastings Hotels; Deloitte; Worshipful Company of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators; Ocorian; Factor; CBI and Axiom.