HR awards success for Strathclyde graduates

Sarah Lawson, MSc Human Resource Management graduate, has won the HR Graduate of the Year award at the Hr Network National Awards 2022, making it the second year in a row that a Strathclyde graduate has won HR Graduate of the Year at the prestigious event.

The Hr Network National Awards 2022, held in partnership with the Roffey Park Institute, took place on November 10 with over 700 guests attending. The awards recognise, acknowledge and reward the champions of the Scottish HR profession flagship event for HR professionals across the whole of Scotland and were once again hosted by radio & TV presenter and broadcaster Stephen Jardine.

Overall, it was a very successful night for the Department of Work, Employment and Organisation - three 2020/21 graduates were shortlisted for the HR Graduate of the Year Award: Hannah Yule, Rona MacKenzie and Sarah Lawson, with Sarah being announced as winner in this category.

Another win for a Strathclyde graduate was Kevin Staunton, Head of HR at Turning Point Scotland for winning HR Director of the Year. Kevin graduated from our part-time MSc HRM in 2019.

Ian Cunningham Head of the Department of Work, Employment and Organisation, said, “We’re delighted to see Sarah walk off with the HR Graduate of the Year Award – seeing a Strathclyde student get this prestigious award for the second year running is fantastic and we’re so pleased that all three of the graduates shortlisted were from Strathclyde.

“We were also very happy to see Kevin – another Strathclyde graduate - win HR Director of the Year. It was a great night for Strathclyde and our HRM programmes.”

Published: 22 November 2022

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