Lancaster student wins Undergraduate of the Year Award

Tom Moran, 22, of County College, won the first ever TARGETjobs LGBTQ+ Undergraduate of the Year Award 2019.

The award ceremony, presented by Countdown's Rachel Riley, took place at Canary Wharf on Friday 26th April.

We had 4 students shortlisted for the 14 different awards. With over 4500 students entering, and 133 shortlisted, our students did an amazing job of making it to the final.

Tom has won a place on Clifford Chance's SPARK scheme, a 5-day paid scheme giving an insight into a career in law. Upon completion of the programme, he will travel to Clifford Chance’s Hong Kong office, where he will work shadow and attend Clifford Chance's annual Pride Art exhibition, run by Arcus, the firm's LGBT+ network. 

“To be announced the first ever, LGBTQ+ Undergraduate of the Year; being formally recognised for all the campaigns, events and societies I have been actively involved in during both college and university, by Clifford Chance, National Student Pride and Attitude Magazine, was such an overwhelmingly amazing experience which I shall never forget.

I would also like to thank and celebrate those shortlisted, and the finalists for this award as I know together we will continue to promote and advocate for inclusion!”

Our other nominees were:

Shayna Mardenborough, 20, Lonsdale College
2nd Year LLB Law (Placement)
Top 10 for the LGBTQ+ Undergraduate of the Year Award 2019

Alex Copeland, 20, Grizedale College
2nd Year MPhys Physics
Top 10 for the Computer Science, IT and Physics Undergraduate of the Year Award 2019

João Raimundo, 20, Lonsdale College
3rd Year BSc Business Studies (Placement)
Top 10 for the Management Undergraduate of the Year Award 2019