Student awarded special accolade

PUBLISHED: 07:04 25 January 2007 | UPDATED: 10:08 31 May 2010

Dudley Gilder

Dudley Gilder

OUTSTANDING student Dudley Gilder has successfully completed his Masters degree with Distinction and been awarded a special accolade at Lancaster University Management School. The postgraduate finished an MSc in finance in December and has just had his de

OUTSTANDING student Dudley Gilder has successfully completed his Masters degree with Distinction and been awarded a special accolade at Lancaster University Management School.

The postgraduate finished an MSc in finance in December and has just had his degree confirmed at a ceremony by the university's chancellor, Sir Christian Bonington CBE.

Saffron Walden resident Dudley, 24, said he was very pleased to have done so well while reading for his Masters.

He said: "I'm delighted to have been so successful on my course.

"I was delighted to receive my class' highest overall marks throughout my time reading for my Masters, which I have thoroughly enjoyed.

"At times it's been stressful, but I've enjoyed meeting so many people."

Dudley's exceptional achievement was recognised when he was presented with the special Chancellor's Award, an accolade saved for just the top two students in the entire Lancaster University Management School.

He said: "It's an honour to receive the Chancellor's Award, which is only given to the top two performers each year.

"It's a great reward for all of the hard work I have put in."

Dudley, whose father lives in Old Mill Road, Saffron Walden, is now staying on at Lancaster University Management School to read a PhD in accounting and finance.

He said: "Once I've completed my PhD I hope to be able to forge a career in academia, working in a university."

After studying for his GCSEs and A Levels at Newport Free Grammar School, Dudley sat a degree in biology and finance at the University of Keele, where he gained first class honours.

From Keele he went on to Lancaster, where besides studying for his Masters he was a student representative on the MSc finance programme.

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