On Thursday 23 November, Kelly Smallcombe, a PG International Human Resource Management student, was awarded the CIPD West of England Branch Student of the Year Award.

Kelly, who also studied her undergraduate degree at UWE Bristol, was chosen for the award due to her outstanding results and journey whilst undertaking her studies.

Kelly was also commended for overcoming the struggles of working and studying at the same time.

Kelly was nominated by Human Resource Management Lecturer Hilary Drew, who felt Kelly deserved her the recognition after being so committed to the course.

Kelly commented

“I think it is important to recognise the lecturers who got me to where I am today. I am very grateful for all their support and the lecturers past and present have been a major part in why I have done so well.”

Congratulations to Kelly on this great achievement.