“I am delighted to be the winner of The Toyota Award for Best BA (Hons) Business Studies student. I feel very privileged to be awarded and recognised with such a great award”
– Lisa Grosse
Lisa Grosse is 29 and studied BA (Hons) Business Studies on a part time basis. She won the Toyota Award for Best BA (Hons) Business Studies student in 2010.
Why I chose Derby
I chose to study at University to help me further my career prospects by elevating my level of education. After completing my A Levels I started working full time and therefore didn't want to give up the independence that came with this so chose to complete a part time evening programme at the University of Derby.
I completed my HNC and HND in Business Management and then went on to complete my BA (Hons) Business Studies.*
I have enjoyed studying Business Studies as it's such a varied programme that has given me insight into all areas of business. I found the lecturers helpful and supportive, especially my independent studies tutor who helped me achieve a fantastic grade by being very understanding and encouraging.
Combining work and study
At times the course has been very challenging in trying to juggle it with full time work, but my determination and drive to succeed has kept me focused along with positive support from my family and friends.
A great result makes it all worthwhile.
I have made some amazing, lifelong friends during my time at Derby and feel very proud to come away from my studies with a First Class Honours Degree.
Winning the award
I am delighted to be the winner of The Toyota Award for Best BA (Hons) Business Studies student. I feel very privileged to be awarded and recognised with such a great award.
*We now offer the BA (Hons) Business Management on a part time basis as the top up from the HND Business and Management. This is studied in evening classes so you can combine studying with work.