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Stirling student scoops top marketing award

Sophie Brown
Sophie Brown receiving the Star Marketing Student of the Year at the Marketing Society Star Awards Gala Dinner in Edinburgh

Third year marketing student Sophie Brown has carried off the prestigious Star Marketing Student of the Year Award at the annual Marketing Society Star Awards.

Receiving her award in front of 550 marketing professionals in Edinburgh, Sophie topped an all Stirling shortlist for the coveted category.

Students from universities across Scotland applied to take part in an Apprentice Day at recruitment firm Hudson Edinburgh, tackling a number of tasks developed by industry professionals from Golley Slater and award sponsor Maxxium.

The three top students from the day - all from the University of Stirling Management School - were selected to make up the shortlist for the award.

On receiving her award Sophie, who won a three-month placement at marketing consultancy Maxxium, said: “I’m over the moon to be awarded the Star Marketing Student of the Year by the Scottish Marketing Society. The full process has allowed me to apply theory learned at university and network with marketing professionals. I’m looking forward to starting my internship with Maxxium where I will be conducting marketing activities and events for brands such as The Famous Grouse and Jim Beam which is very exciting. Overall this award has motivated me to graduate next year and pursue a career in marketing and I am excited to see what the summer ahead of me and the future brings!”

Professor Julie Tinson of the Marketing and Retail division commended Sophie on her win saying: “I’m delighted Sophie has been recognised for her talent and ambition and she is a worthy winner of this award. I’d also like to congratulate her fellow students Alexander Bergstrom and Monika Gopal for reaching the top three. It’s testament to the commercially aware and industry ready students that emerge from Stirling Management School that they were also shortlisted.

The Marketing division at the University of Stirling Management School is ranked second in Scotland and 97 percent of students are in employment six months after graduating.