Neva Boyle, from Ballynahinch and a former pupil at SERC in Downpatrick, along with Aoife Campbell, who studied at Down High School, are celebrating success after winning top awards at the Ulster University Business School.
Neva, who is completing a BSc (Hons) degree in International Hospitality Management has won the Northern Area CIMA Cup for achieving the highest marks in the Accounting module.
Aoife, who recently graduated with a BSc (Hons) degree in Leisure and Event Management was presented with the Origin Digital Award and the Bank of Ireland Digital Innovation Award at the annual Department of Hospitality and Tourism Awards held at the Belfast campus.
Speaking at the Awards ceremony, Professor Una McMahon-Beattie, Head of Department, said, “In conjunction with our industry partners, the Department of Hospitality and Tourism is delighted to celebrate and recognise the excellence of our students.
“We are very proud of their achievements and are confident that with the current growth in the local and international agri-food, hospitality and tourism sectors, our graduates are well equipped to take on the challenges of managing and leading in these competitive market environments.”
A total of 14 major awards were presented. Sponsors included Origin Digital, Bank of Ireland, Consumer Council (NI), Da Vinci, Northern Area CIMA, Suki Tea, Hastings Hotels, Henderson Food Service, Belfast City Council, Tourism NI, Crosskeys and Special Olympics.