Ethel Harwood award for accounting student

Categories: Salford Business School

A University of Salford Business School student who impressed his bosses while he was on a work internship has won an annual award for placement student of the year.

Harry Rosenberg, from North London, who is just about to start the final year of his Accountancy and Finance degree, has been awarded the Ethel Harwood Memorial Prize for Undergraduate Professional placement student of the last twelve months.

He completed his placement at the Northern Care Alliance, part of the NHS, working in the Management Accounts department.

The Ethel Harwood Memorial Prize is a £500 award for the top performing undergraduate Accountancy and Finance Professional Placement Year Student. Harry did so well on his placement that he has been given a part time job with the company.

Harry said: “It was a very challenging year but I loved everyone I’ve worked with, I’ve had so much support from everyone. It was tough because as well as working full time I had to do uni work as well.

“Doing a placement helps clarify everything you learn as part of the course but also other things that they can’t teach you such as how the office environment works. It’s a great experience which I would recommend it to anyone, it gives you such a good insight into the world of work.

“I just tried my best during the year so it’s been really exciting to win this award.

“My tutor Geoffrey Evans has been amazing throughout and given me so much help.”

Harry wants to qualify as a chartered accountant once he finished his degree.

The award is named after Ethel Harwood. Her husband, Herbert Harwood, studied at Salford from 1932-1936, when we were still known as the Salford Royal Technical College. After graduating, he worked as a structural engineer for the Commonwealth Government. When Herbert passed away, Ethel decided to leave a gift to the University of Salford in her will to commemorate her husband’s life. When Ethel passed away, her legacy was used to establish the Ethel Harwood Memorial Prize and the Herbert Harwood Memorial Prize (awarded to a student from the School of Science, Engineering and Environment), each reflecting Ethel and Herbert’s interests in their lifetimes.

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