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Prizes and awards

Find how innovation and excellence have been recognised throughout the department by reading about our recent award winners.

View prizes and awards year by year:


ICAEW logoInstitute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Foundation bursary

Spencer Barnett secured a £12,000 bursary from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Foundation for outstanding Accounting students who come from a low-income background, and either a neighbourhood with low participation in higher education (HE) or who is the first in their family to enter HE.

Higher Education Academy

Zara Ghodsi and Thanh Chu received their Fellow and Christopher Hartwell, Marta Disegna, and Davide Parrilli got the Senior Fellow.

Agricultural Economics Society 

Olivia Placzek won the Prize for the Best Presentation by a PGR  at the 92nd Annual Conference of the Agricultural Economics Society

Regional Studies special issue

Davide Parrilli developed one of the few selected special issues of the journal Regional Studies on “Communities on the move and their impact on innovation and entrepreneurship”.

CISI Trust award

In May, David Salisbury (MSc Finance) won a Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI) Educational Trust Award for outstanding success while studying at BU.

The awards annually celebrate achievement amongst students studying CISI accredited courses around the UK, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

BU postgraduate finance students victorious in Trading Challenge

Our Postgraduate Finance students were nominated winners in the University Trading Challenge in March. Two teams of postgraduate BU students competed in the challenge, which took place at the CASS Business School, participating in a number of competitions against seven other universities from across the UK.


ICAEW logoEuropean Association of Agricultural Economics

Professor Tim Lloyd, President of the Agricultural Economics Society, is now on the board of the European Association of Agricultural Economics for the next six years.

Olga Radzyner Award

Dr Edvard Orlic received the Olga Radzyner Award from the Oesterreichische Nationalbank (OeNB) for his work on “Cross-sectoral FDI spillovers and their impact on manufacturing productivity”. The award is given to young economists for excellent research on topics of European economic integration and is conferred annually.

Higher Education Academy

Olivia Placzek and Edvard Orlic received their Fellow; Jens Hölscher, Phyllis Alexander, Frazer Ball, Sangeeta Khorana and Alan Kirkpatrick got the Senior Fellow.