On July 13, NTU student Anna Namugenyi will be recognised at the fifth annual Student Social Mobility Awards.
The nominees and winners will be celebrated for their grit, resilience and determination to succeed.
Final year Biomedical Sciences student Anna Namugenyi from Nottingham Trent University is shortlisted for the Banking, Finance and Insurance Award.
“Despite the challenges I have faced, I have been able to overcome obstacles and achieve excellence”.
Anna Namugenyi, Student at NTU
Anna said: “[Winning the “Banking, Finance and Insurance Award would be] a validation of the hard work, dedication, and resilience I have demonstrated throughout my academic journey and personal development.
“It would reaffirm that my parents’ sacrifices have been worthwhile and that despite the challenges I have faced, I have been able to overcome obstacles and achieve excellence”.
The Student Social Mobility Awards are organised by the charity upReach and aim to recognise achievements of individuals and organisations who are making an effort to improve social mobility across the UK.
UpReach’s CEO Nick Bent said: “By spotlighting individuals who have, in spite of their socio-economic background, overcome immense challenges to succeed in their chosen career path, we can provide vital role models for the next generation.
“Equally, it is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the individuals and organisations working exceptionally hard to transform social mobility across the UK.”
This year, 175 undergraduate students from 47 different universities were amongst the nominees.
The nominated students have managed to overcome socio-economic challenges such as limited professional networks, juggling multiple responsibilities alongside studying, reduced access to careers support and living in areas with low job prospects.
The winners were selected by a judging panel consisting of 14 leading representatives across the fields of education, business, technology, and the charity sector.