The Community Foundation in Wales was delighted to support the Cardiff Business School Undergraduate Prize-Giving Ceremony, on the evening of Wednesday 28th October, at the Julian Hodge Lecture Theatre. The Foundation continued its sponsorship, through the Cardiff Community Endowment Fund, of the ‘Best Performance in the Business, Government & Society Module’ prize, open to students in their second year. The winner this year was Kieran Vass, who is looking to continue with his focus on the relationship between the private, public, and third sectors throughout his career. Kieran has recently become a Trustee of Student Volunteering Cardiff, furthering his practical understanding of third sector governance.
The module gives students an insight into the changing governance structures and interrelationships of private, public, and voluntary sector organisations in Wales and further afield. Last year’s winner was Kate Smith, who collected her £200 prize for demonstrating an exceptional attitude and high levels of performance throughout the module. For many of the students collecting awards at the ceremony, the extra recognition by sponsors from a range of industries provides an extra element of achievement to their academic efforts.
In addition to this annual prize in association with Cardiff Business School, the Community Foundation in Wales provides support for students and learners at all stages of life from across Wales. The Foundation manages a range of Funds which have education as a primary focus, and over the last year has awarded over £500,000 to promote learning and education to individuals, community groups and charities throughout the country.