Alastair Melville has been awarded a top prize from the Liverpool Society of Chartered Accountants, for being the most outstanding third year accountancy student at Edge Hill University.

Alastair graduated with First Class honours after completing a four year Accountancy course which included a 12 month sandwich placement, and received a certificate and a cheque for £100 from the LSCA during his graduation ceremony on Wednesday 20th July.

“Winning this award feels like a great honour and recognition for what I have done during my degree,” said Alastair. “The university lecturers who guided and inspired me throughout my course offered a large and diverse portfolio of practical knowledge. They based their teaching not only on the current marketplace, but also their personal experience within it.

“Additionally, in taking this course I was given the opportunity to undergo a sandwich placement, where I spent a year as a Commercial Finance Intern within a huge international company. I greatly increased my industry specific knowledge and practical portfolio, and received support from my tutors throughout.

“I am very proud to have undergone this course and I will always hold onto fond memories as I move forward.”

Alastair is extremely passionate about accountancy, however instead of working for an accountancy firm as he initially planned, Alastair has decided to put his new found skills to use and start up his own business.

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