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Business School student wins prestigious University Medal

07 Mar 2013

Mihajla Gavin, an Honours student in the Business School's Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies, is to receive a prestigious University Medal when she graduates in May.

Mihajla was also the 2012 winner of the QANTAS Honours Scholarship.

A Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) student, Mihajla Gavin was awarded the QANTAS Honours Scholarship in Work and Organizational Studies for academic excellence in her undergraduate studies.

"To be recognised by the University as a high performing student is always valued and appreciated, and winning a scholarship from an external sponsor provided me with the extra motivation and confidence to undertake a challenging Honours year," said Ms Gavin.

"Being awarded the University Medal and receiving First Class Honours is a terrific end to a degree's worth of hard work and dedication to my studies in human resource management and industrial relations."

The University Medal is a rare honour awarded by the University Senate to students who graduate with First Class Honours. To be considered for this award students require as a minimum an Honours year mark of 90, and an overall weighted average mark of at least 80.

"Mihajla's stellar performance is an indication of the strong tradition of teaching excellence within the Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies," said Work and Organisational Studies Honours Coordinator, Associate Professor Leanne Cutcher.

The $7,500 QANTAS scholarship is presented to a third-year honours student in Work and Organisational Studies who receives the highest combined grade in the two Honours pre-requisite units before continuing to the Honours year.

"Work and Organisational Studies has had a long relationship with QANTAS and we are very pleased to have their ongoing support for our Honours program," added Dr Cutcher.

The inaugural QANTAS Scholarship was awarded to Ben De Beyer in 1997.