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Manchester students in running for top awards

11 Apr 2013

Two Humanities students from The University of Manchester have made it into the finals of a prestigious undergraduate competition, sponsored by graduate agency TARGETjobs.

Politics, Philosophy and Economics student George Popescu- Craiova and law student Phillip Ebsworth will attend a gala dinner and awards ceremony in London on 19 April. Winners will be announced by host Sir Trevor McDonald.

George Popescu-Craiova is one of nine students chosen by Barclays for this year’s Arts and Humanities Undergraduate of the Year Award.

And Phillip Ebsworth is one of 10 students selected by law firm Mayer Brown to go forward to the final of Law Undergraduate of the Year Award.

Both students were put through their paces with a tough series of assessments including psychometric tests, to reach the final stages, beating off hundreds of applicants.

The winner of the Arts and Humanities Undergraduate of the Year Award will receive 10 weeks on the Barclays Wealth and Investment Management internship programme. They will also have a meeting with the Chief Executive of Barclays Wealth and Investment Management.

The Law Undergraduate of the Year Award winner will receive a place on the company’s three-week summer work experience programme, complete with accommodation allowance and an Apple ipad.

Simon Rogers, director at TARGETjobs said: “This year’s awards have attracted applications from some incredibly talented and forward-thinking students who have shown just how capable they are. The competition for those internship places will be tough and we wait with anticipation to hear who has won the chance to gain valuable experience with one of the UK’s top firms.”

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For more information contact Simon Rogers


Mike Addelman
Press Officer
Faculty of Humanities
The University of Manchester
0161 275 0790
07717 881567