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City student ranks third in Universities' Brightest Business Brain

City University London student, Tom Milne, has come third in a nationwide competition that tests the business acumen and commercial awareness of students, thanks to the professional skills he has gained during his BSc in Computer Science with Games Technology.
by Luke Nava

City University London student, Tom Milne, has come third in a nationwide competition that tests the business acumen and commercial awareness of students, thanks to the professional skills he has gained during his BSc in Computer Science with Games Technology.

Launched in January, Universities' Brightest Business Brain saw more than 3000 students register and take four online exercises to assess the competencies, traits and aptitudes associated with successful business people.

Having made it through this first stage, Tom was amongst 60 students to descend on Cass Business School in late March for the Grand Final. The event asked competitors to demonstrate their abilities through six face-to-face assessment exercises created and run by cut-e and the competition's sponsors including Clifford Chance, Towers Watson and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Tom is taking his degree via City's unique Professional Pathways Scheme. This allows students to transfer to four-day-a-week employment after a period of study and complete their degree through a combination of day-release and e-learning.

Having recently completed his first year in the workplace, Tom used the professional skills he has gained to secure the £200 third prize.

He said: "I heard about the competition through City's Professional Liaison Unit, which has been a great support to me during my work placement. Universities' Brightest Business Brain enabled me to put into practice the creative and entrepreneurial skills that I've leant during my degree and will be a worthwhile addition to my CV."

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