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Newcastle Economics student wins First Year of the Year Award

Congratulations to Tai Lee who won the First Year of the Year Award for UG of the Year at the recent TARGETJobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards.

Tai is an economics student at Newcastle University Business School and regularly participates in voluntary projects. As the vice president of AIESEC Newcastle, Tai leads the committee in helping aspiring youths create a positive impact through personal development and volunteering experiences. She is also a dedicated team member of Enactus Newcastle, a project that aims to teach entrepreneurship to women from minority backgrounds. Tai participated in a local competitive football team for four years and also enjoys reading and travelling. She is intrigued by development economies and plans to volunteer in Sri Lanka during the summer to help small scale entrepreneurs grow.

The TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year is an annual awards competition which aims to find the best undergraduates in the UK.

Launched seven years ago, the awards now features 11 prestigious awards. They were set up to identify and celebrate the UK's best undergraduates in specific areas, like subject of degree (law, engineering etc.) or other categories (future leaders, women). Being the best means having a combination of academic excellence, the ability to pass a series of difficult online assessments, good written communication and finally the interpersonal skills necessary to compete with other students in assessment centres run by the sponsoring organisation. The final shortlist of ten for each award are invited to the Awards event in London in April where the winners are announced.

published on: 28 April 2017