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Leeds Beckett student honoured by Ashfield’s Spark Thinking

Joseph Hughes, who graduated with a first class event management degree, is named student of the year

Pictured: Spark Thinking's Chris Lander, prize winner Joseph Hughes and Glenn Bowdin, head of the UK Centre for Events Management

Joseph Hughes, a recent first class event management degree graduate has been named student of the year by Spark Thinking, part of Ashfield Meetings & Events. 

He was given the honour following his graduation from the UK Centre For Events Management at Leeds Beckett University in recognition of achieving the highest overall grade on the course while “developing employability skills and industry experience alongside academic achievement”.

Glenn Bowdin, head of the UK Centre for Events Management said: “Joe produced first class work and clearly demonstrated his ability to apply this as he transitions into the industry full time. Joe is the latest recipient of the Spark Thinking award and we are grateful to Spark Thinking and Ashfield for their continued support, which continues into our 20th year of events management education.”

Hughes added: “For one of my final exams I used Ashfield Meetings & Events as a case study so had heard about Spark Thinking and their sponsorship of this award, however, I never considered that it would be me receiving it.”

Luke Flett, Spark Thinking’s global head of marketing, added that support of the award demonstrates the belief that “collaboration between industry practitioners, lecturers and the student community enhances the effectiveness of our industry”.

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