Last month, London South Bank University held its annual staff awards. We were thrilled to hear that not one, but two staff, from the university’s Business School were recognised for their efforts.
London South Bank University’s Business School became an IOEE Centre of Excellence late in 2015. Organisations that achieve this status are those that endeavour to place enterprise firmly at the heart of a rich learning culture and lead the way in providing lasting enterprise support to their students, employees and other stakeholders.
The university’s 2016 Staff Awards, held in the Keyworth Event Theatre, were part of a conference that took the notion of ‘making a difference’ as its theme. This is something Anna Howard, a Senior Lecturer at the Business School, and also the School Lead for Student Enterprise, can certainly claim to have done. She won the award for Enterprise and Innovation Initiative, having been nominated for leading on the development and launch of a Business Solutions Centre. We asked Anna how it felt to win the award. She said:
“I was overwhelmed to win the Enterprise and Innovation Initiative award and it was so very unexpected!! The Business School at London South Bank University really supports the extracurricular work I do with students and it is important to me as it gives students the opportunity to put their classroom learning into practice. This really build students’ confidence and makes them stand out when they graduate.”
Sarah Moore Williams, who is Director of Education and the Student experience at the Business School, also received important recognition. She was nominated as Colleague of the Year and was Highly Commended in the category. We’d like to extend our warm congratulations to the two women and to Anna and Sarah!