On Tuesday 11th October, Tuan and Hung Lai accompanied by two teachers in the Maths faculty from Welling School, attended an awards ceremony at the UBS Headquarters in Moorgate, Central London. They had been nominated for an outstanding achievement and excellence award following their successful first year of A-Levels in Maths and the Sciences. They were recognised for not only being the first students within Welling to sit a Further Maths qualification alongside the standard Maths a-level but for achieving the top possible grade within both subjects. They are both predicted A* grades at A2.
During the awards ceremony they were spoken to by Dermot Shortt, global head of UBS Delta, who offered some excellent advice on how to get into the investment banking sector. They were then led through a networking session by Lyle Andrews, Head of Graduate recruitment for the firm, before finally being given the opportunity to immediately practice some of their newly learnt networking skills in a reception at the end of the evening with other prize winners and employees from UBS.
Hung and Tuan have completed their UCAS applications and hope to read Mathematics at Cambridge University or another top achieving university.