PR Student Scoops £1,000 Scholarship from Federation of Small Businesses

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A second year Worcester Business School student has landed a £1,000 scholarship to help establish her own PR firm.

Lauren Griffiths is the second University of Worcester student to be awarded a new scholarship by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB).

Lauren, who lives in Wolverley, applied for the scholarship to help establish her own PR firm in the future. She is currently studying Marketing, Advertising and PR in the University’s Business School.

“This money will help me to set up and start running my own business and the chance to work with the FSB over the next year will also give me a real boost in terms of making contacts and learning from the business community,” said the 20-year-old.

The FSB scholarship is aimed at second and third year business students from Worcestershire with a good academic record, and who are looking for investment in a business idea.

Judi Brazkiewicz, Chairman of FSB Worcestershire, said: “Yet again, the University of Worcester has shown us how good our young entrepreneurs are. Lauren is a fantastic example to us and we are looking forward to working with her in the future.

“Lauren will write a blog which will feature on the FSB website, allowing us to keep up to date with her academic and business developments. I congratulate Lauren on the award; this year’s award attracted a very high calibre of applicant and FSB wishes them every success in their future careers.”

Tim Maxfield, Director of Business Development in the University’s Business School, added: “The competition was very strong this year, but Lauren really stood out. We are very grateful to the FSB for once again sponsoring this award and giving our students such a fantastic opportunity.”

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