Lorraine wins university award

Lorraine Hume

Lorraine wins university award

Former Forth Valley College Accounting student Lorraine Hume, was delighted to add ‘University award winner’ to her list of achievements recently.

The 49 year-old mother of two and former FVC HND Accounting student, has won the KPMG Prize for External Reporting module of her BA Accountancy degree at the University of Stirling. She is set to collect the award at a special lunch in October.

Lorraine from Falkirk who left FVC in June 2017, scored 91% in the module which consisted of an essay, a class test and a final exam and beat off competition from her 90 classmates to claim the prize.

Lorraine, said: “I had no idea that the award actually existed. I could have cried when I opened the letter. I put a lot of effort into that section and it is nice to get this recognition. I am quite proud of myself.

“When I e-mailed my former Forth Valley College lecturer Carol Venesky to thank her for giving me such a good grounding in the subject, she said that she was not surprised by the good news I had won! The best bit for me about studying at FVC was that it made me believe that I could do something different at this stage of life, for which I am very grateful and winning this award is a justification of that belief they instilled in me.”

FVC Business Lecturer Carol Venesky, said: “I was absolutely delighted to hear about Lorraine’s achievement. This is well-deserved recognition of her hard work and determination to succeed.”

Chris Coles, Senior Teaching Scholar in Accounting and Finance at the University of Stirling, said: "I'm very pleased that Lorraine has won this award. It's well deserved and reflects the effort she has put into her studies."



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