Raasay man wins student award

gStuart Gillies is presented with his 2016 IFSD Glasgow Student Award by Margaret Johnson, Executive Director, Human Resources, Morgan Stanley.

Stuart is presented with his 2016 IFSD Glasgow Student Award by Margaret Johnson of Morgan Stanley

A Raasay man has has been recognised by Glasgow’s International Financial Services District for achieving top marks in his final exams.

Stuart Gillies (22) has achieved a first class honours degree in finance, investment and risk from Glasgow Caledonian University and after a summer back on Raasay he will be looking to secure a graduate position in investment management. He was one of seven students — representing each university and college in Glasgow  — recognised at the IFSD Glasgow Student Awards 2016 and was presented with a certificate and £250.

The awards programme was established by the IFSD Partnership to highlight the wealth of talented graduates emerging from Glasgow’s universities and colleges prepared for careers in financial services.  All seven winners were nominated as ‘outstanding achievers.’

Presenting the award to Stuart, Margaret Johnson, executive director of human resources with Morgan Stanley, said: “Many congratulations to Stuart on his achievement. It has been a real pleasure to meet the award winners who have worked so hard to achieve this outstanding success. With talented graduates like these aspiring to work in financial services, it is clear that the future growth and success of the sector is in very good hands.”