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Student wins the national postgraduate annual miaList2018 award

Congratulations to our MSc International Events Management graduate, Rhys Gillard, for winning the national postgraduate annual miaList 2018 Award.

Student wins the national PostGraduate Annual mia list 2018 award

The miaList is a celebration for industry people, recognising and rewarding those hardworking, enthusiastic, inspiring individuals who have such a positive effect in all they do. All of the individuals nominated to appear on the miaList go through a rigorous judging and assessment process culminating at the annual celebratory event where the final miaList is revealed.

MSc International Events Management graduate Rhys recently won the national post-graduate annual miaList2018 Award. From a shortlist of postgraduate Events students from across the UK, the Meetings Industry Association (mia) and judges recognised Rhys as 'one to watch' and acknowledged his performance as being at a level above his contemporaries, demonstrated by his display of exceptional understanding of the industry, in giving him this award.

Rhys' award was one of only two student awards presented, alongside a host of Industry Awards were given, these included The NEC winning the Conference Centre Team award, The Grand Hotel Brighton winning the Meetings & Events Venue award and many more venue, team and individual awards.

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Rhys with Simon Bell, Course Director, PG Events Management courses

Rhys was presented with his award at this special celebration lunch at The Tower Hotel in London. The event was attended by people from all sectors of the industry and offered networking opportunities, food, drink and entertainment.

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Rhys receiving his award from Jane Longhurst, chief executive of the mia (Meetings Industry Association)

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