London School of Business and Finance (LSBF) wins big at the PQ Awards 2012
London School of Business and Finance won three PQ Magazine Awards at this year's ceremony in London.
- (1888PressRelease) March 06, 2012 - London School of Business and Finance won three PQ Magazine Awards at this year's ceremony in London. Both LSBF faculty and students beat the competition and won the awards for:
Lifetime Achievement Award
Accountancy Personality of the Year
Distance Learning Student of the Year
ACCA Lecturer Francis Braganza received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work and invaluable experience teaching Financial Reporting worldwide for over 20 years, while LSBF CIMA tutor and director Peter Stewart was awarded the Accountancy Personality of the Year. In the Distance Learning Student category, our student Cathal Fahey, a Group Accounts Assistant from Ireland, was the clear winner.
This is not the first time Francis Braganza wins an award. He was awarded National Lecturer of the Year in 2004 by PQ Magazine and received nominations for Lecturer of the Year in 2005 and 2007. He has taught Financial Reporting for more than 20 years and his academic record makes him one of the best in the country. His natural ability to communicate with all students is just one reason why he has overseen more than 26,000 ACCA and CIMA students passing their exams.
"I was completely surprised when I won the award. I just felt overcome with emotion and gratitude", said Mr Braganza after receiving his PQ award.
Being a first-class professional training provider, all of LSBF's UK campuses have Gold Approved Learning Partner status by the ACCA, which is granted only to high-quality tuition providers. LSBF has also been awarded the Accountancy of the Year award twice in previous editions of the event.
The school is constantly developing new ways to support students outside the classroom to provide them with the best ACCA preparation and experience. One of the free tools created for LSBF student is the Facebook app - LSBF Prep Centre for ACCA, which integrates an application providing free video lectures, notes, podcast exam tips, discussions and past paper analysis to all Facebook fans.
The LSBF Prep Centre for ACCA Facebook page has recently reached 90,000 fans, which includes a large international community as well as LSBF students. Since 2010, LSBF has been engaging directly with its fans through this page and offering a large support network where students can share experiences and keep themselves up to date with industry news and ACCA developments.
The PQ Magazine Awards is an annual event that recognises the best institutions, teachers, materials, students and learning platforms in the accountancy market. At this year's event, LSBF received some of the most prestigised prizes of the evening.