Bournemouth University has sponsored one of the Rock Star Award categories ‘Student Star of the Future’ since their first ceremony in 2012.
The Rock Star Awards celebrate young and inspirational people aged 16-26 from Dorset and Hampshire who always go above and beyond.
The awards have eight categories including ‘Creative Star of the Future,’ ‘Company Star’ and ‘Inspirational Star of the Future.’
This year, BU Finance and Economics student Iain Christian, won ‘Student Star of the Future.’
Iain dedicated time and energy to volunteering, secured a highly sought after internship at J.P. Morgan and has started up an ethical clothing brand with a friend of his from his course, Juan.
Robert Coldwell, BU’s Graduate Employment Officer, was on the board of interviewers this year.
He said: “Being one of the judges for the Rock Star Awards was a privilege.
“BU’s annual sponsorship of the Student Star Award allows us to better understand the incredible sacrifices and hard work of the nominated students. Choosing the three finalists and a winner was far from easy though!”
Fleur Cook, Marketing Manager at Rock Recruitment Solutions and BU Events Management Graduate of 2016, organised a lot of the event this year with help from the Rock Team.
Having graduated, Fleur moved back to the area at the beginning of this year, started with Rock in April and has been organising the awards show ever since.
Fleur said: “As a previous BU student it was great to work with the university as a support for our annual community project, the Rock Star Awards.
“It’s so important to commend and celebrate the young talent around Dorset and Hampshire as the future of our society and workforce.”
The awards ceremony was held at the O2 Academy Bournemouth on October 19 and raised over £7,300 for the Bournemouth Hospital Charity Diabetes clinic.