BGA Student of the Year Award 2024

BGA’s Student of the Year Award 2024 recognises students who have shown exceptional career potential and who BGA believes can act as ambassadors for the business school community. The students will be from a wide range of different personal and professional backgrounds and are studying any degree programme with the exception of an MBA.

This award doesn’t just recognise ‘straight-A’ students but also focuses on leadership potential and career progression. 

The award is open to students from BGA Schools, and the schools are invited to nominate one student who they think is eligible based on the award criteria. Only one nomination can be accepted from each School. 
The Business School must inform the nominee of their intention to nominate. 


  • Students may NOT nominate themselves for this award. 
  • Ineligible entries may be disqualified at any phase of the competition without notification. 
  • Late submissions will be ineligible. 
  • Incomplete submissions will be ineligible. 
  • Students may not be studying an MBA course  

 Award Criteria 

  • The nominee shows potential for leadership, entrepreneurial spirit and innovation. 
  • The nominee shows commitment to the future development of the business school – devoted to enhancing the value of education. 
  • The nominee is involved in interesting extra-curricular activities 
  • The nominee is showing a keen and concerted effort to commit to ethical and responsible management. 
  • The nominee has proven to be a good school representative / ambassador (e.g. staff / student liaison). 
  • There is evidence of the nominee making a valuable contribution to programme development (giving feedback / constructive comment). 

Judging format 

Shortlisted finalists will be invited to a zoom interview with the judges for this award. We will also request finalists to provide a biography, photo and answers to why they should win this award which we will use for marketing purposes.

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