Blackpool and The Fylde College students beat the big boys at Undergraduate Awards

Two lucky Blackpool and The Fylde College students have been named as the first ever to be recognised at a national award ceremony for undergraduates.

Thursday, 8th December 2016, 11:30 am
Updated Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 1:32 pm
Russell Halton and Alex Guarracino at the Undergraduate Awards (UA)

Russell Halton and Alex Guarracino, both 24, from the Project Management Centre of Excellence at B&FC became the first non-universitystudents to walk away with a prize at the Undergraduate Awards in Dublin this month.

Often referred to as the “junior Nobel Prize”, the Undergraduate Awards recognises excellent research and original work across the sciences, humanities, business and creative arts.

Russell Halton, from Croston, was named Europe Regional Winner in the business category for his dissertation: “The Nature of Project Management – What we can learn from Biomimicry.”

Alex Guarracino, from Fulwood, was highly commended for his dissertation: “Passion in Project Management - A necessary ingredient for success?”

Programme leader Andy Smith, from the Project Management Centre of Excellence, added, “Russ and Alex are the first college-based higher education students ever to be highly-commended at the Undergraduate Awards.

“For Russ’ work to then be judged the top business dissertation for the whole of Europe, beating students from such prestigious universities as Trinity College Dublin, University of St Andrews and the University of Exeter, makes us extremely proud.”