News story 17th Jun 2015

Hard work pays off for business law and taxation students

The dedication and efforts of business law and taxation students were acknowledged when the annual student awards were announced recently.

The Department of Business Law and Taxation Student Awards recognise both undergraduate and postgraduate students who had excelled in the various units and degrees offered by the Department.

BLT Awards 2015

Chris Venten, triple award-winning undergraduate student

Acting Head of Department Professor John Gillespie congratulated the award-winning students on their success.

"The success of these students is the result of their hard work and the interest they have shown in business law," Professor Gillespie said.

"I wish them the best in their further studies and their working life."

He also thanked the families and friends for helping contribute towards the students' success.

Staff contribute to student success

Professor Gillespie extended his appreciation to the Department's staff members for their dedication to teaching and encouraging the students to do their best.

"Our staff bring to their teaching a wealth of knowledge and experience they have developed over the years as academics and practitioners for the benefit of the students," Professor Gillespie said.

"I would also like to thank our sponsors for their generous support of both the Department and the awards."

The success of these students is the result of their hard work and the interest they have shown in business law,

Professor John Gillespie

Acting Head, Department of Business Law and Taxation

Professor Colm Kearney, Head of Monash Business School, also congratulated the students on their excellent achievement.

The Department of Business Law and Taxation held their first student awards evening in 1997. It has been an annual event ever since and is always well attended by Department staff and the Deanery.

Each year the Department's professional staff spend many hours finalising the details to ensure the event is a success.

The night finished with a performance by a jazz trio from the University's Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music.