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CIPD Student of the Year 2016

Posted: 17th June 2016

MSc Human Resource Management student Lisa Silcock, is this year’s Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) student of the year.

Lisa received her award along with House of Fraser vouchers at the annual employment law update that took place at the University Centre Doncaster High Melton campus.

MSc Programme Leader, Jean Goodwin explained her deserved win, “After a ten year study gap Lisa has worked hard to reach and exceed the academic standard required for her masters degree and we are very proud of the progress she made in achieving the highest mark for her dissertation.  It was a well-designed, meticulously researched and expertly presented piece of work regarding resourcing and retaining talent in the food sector”.

Over 80 delegates attended the event, including alumni, Human Resource (HR) professionals from around the region as well as current students to hear expert speaker and Employment Lawyer, Jay Bhayani.  Delegates from the day heard how to conduct fair and well informed processes supported by the importance of fostering good employment relations with their employees.

Jay offered insight into the role of HR in disciplinary and grievance processes, as well as bringing the latest case law to the debate and providing illustrations from her considerable experience in the field.

​The CIPD is the professional body for Human Resources and most employers look for one of their qualifications when recruiting to their HR function. University Centre Doncaster has a long standing relationship with the institute and has hosted an annual employment law update for many years in conjunction with the South Yorkshire branch.