London South Bank University (LSBU) has been named ‘Accountancy College of the Year - Public Sector’ at the PQ Magazine 2017 Awards.
Each year PQ Magazine, a leading publication for accounting students, holds an awards ceremony to recognise, encourage and reward the work of students, lecturers and colleges in the accounting world.
LSBU’s Professor Mike Molan, former Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of the School of Business, and Anna Howard, Associate Professor in Enterprise Education, were nominated as ‘Personality of the Year in Accountancy’ and ‘Public Sector Lecturer of the Year’, respectively.
Prof. Molan said: “I’m delighted that LSBU’s Accounting and Finance Division has been recognised for its robust strength and performance as a training provider of successful candidates who go on to enter the profession. I feel honoured that I was personally nominated for an award and I’m proud of LSBU’s commitment and support in ensuring students have a first class learning and teaching experience.”
LSBU has enjoyed many other recent successes, including being awarded the Small Business Charter Bronze Charter Award; being named the top University in the UK for teaching satisfaction for accounting and finance in the Guardian League Tables 2016; and being declared the No.1 University in the UK for Student Experience in accounting and finance in the Sunday Times League Table 2017.
Responding to LSBU's win Danusia Wysocki, Lecturer and Course Director for BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance at LSBU said: “This award reflects the enthusiasm, passion and commitment of all our brilliant teaching staff and we are all immensely proud of the team here at LSBU. It is a testament to the high quality of the Accounting and Finance teaching provision, facilities and courses that we provide.”
This year’s awards judges were Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Head of Product Rachel Kellett; Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Director – Education Network Alison McHugh; Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Director of Learning Peter Stewart; Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Director of Qualifications Shaun Robertson and Professor Prem Sikka.