TSBE student awards

Published 10 May 2016

The Tasmanian School of Business and Economics celebrated the achievements of over 40 students, who were awarded prizes at the annual TSBE Student Awards evenings in Hobart and Launceston.Speaking at the Hobart event, University of Tasmania Vice-Chancellor Peter Rathjen said: "I find it inspiring to hear of student achievement.""…the University does its very best to support and nurture talent."It is very gratifying to witness students seizing both the opportunities we provide and those that they seek out from elsewhere."Professor Rathjen also commented on the TSBE's move from 'down the hill' to its new location in the Centenary Building at Sandy Bay."What the relocation and refurbishment means for TSBE is that the faculty now has a prominent position on the main Sandy Bay campus, with modern teaching and learning facilities, more in line with its role as a nationally significant business school," he said.At the Launceston awards Provost Mike Calford also talked about relocations, in this case the University's plans to move to Inveresk, and the positive impact this will have for the business school."A CBD location - as well as being attractive to both staff and students - also means students are better able to manage a work/study balance, and that they can benefit from being located near the central public transport hub," he said."Expanding our existing co-location alongside TasTAFE at Inveresk will further support the pathways and connections for students between the two organisations."Amongst the prizes was the annual Dean's Award to a Hobart-based student, awarded to the Business student who demonstrated that they were living global, and had demonstrated great initiative, courage, endeavour and generosity of spirit in their studies, at the university or in the community.This year the prize was awarded to Mingliang Wu, a Chinese student determined to make the most of her studies and experience in Tasmania and recognised as a model of endeavour, highly engaged with her studies and appropriately interactive in classes.She was also recognised for her initiative and courage as one of a few Chinese students who undertook the internship program working with the Hobart City Council focusing on changes for the Taste of Tasmania for 2016, as well as for her generosity of spirit volunteering with both the University and the broader community,  including as a volunteer at the Wooden Boat Festival, an Orientation volunteer at the university,  a volunteer retail assistant at the Red Cross and as a volunteer at "Gumei community."