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Business School student wins Research Scholarship

Accounting and Finance student Sean Nicholas Sutiono has successfully obtained a University Research Scholarship to read the evolution of Finance

Sean Nicholas Sutiono has successfully obtained a research scholarship from the University, which aims to give Undergraduate students with research potential the relevant experience of a research study, and encourage them to further undertake postgraduate study. The application process involved putting together a summary of the research project which is then submitted to a panel consisting of the Pro-Vice Chancellor (Learning & Teaching) and Faculty Undergraduate Deans.

Sean’s project title is “The Evolution of Finance from the 20th Century to the 21st Century”, and will examine factors such as; the conceptual framework, the international financial reporting standards, sales and trading, effects of inflation, exchange rates, and commercial banking. His project will look at how these factors will continue to evolve in the 21st century, examining the benefits and consequences of fast-paced finance in our era. This is a great opportunity that will allow Sean to develop research skills, and his passions for professional advisory and industry consultancy as a future career.

Recently, Sean was also shortlisted for the TARGETjobs 2018 Undergraduate of the Year awards, in the “One to Watch” category. Each year this award goes to a well-rounded undergraduate student who is a relationship builder, eager to learn, straight talking, passionate and committed to making a difference. Sean made it to the final 8 for this award in Canary Wharf London, competing against students from Cambridge, Durham, Oxford, Aberdeen and Southampton. This was a great achievement for Sean, and whilst he missed out on the award, it’s still an impressive feat to make it to the final eight. This is the ninth year TARGETjobs have run the awards. The awards focus on personality, skills, abilities and personal attributes of undergraduates and finalists come from a range of degree subjects and institutions.

published on: 25 September 2018