Oxford College of Marketing students have received special prizes for outstanding exam and assignment papers.
CIM Top Worldwide Student Prize for the Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing award 2019: Susan Pimblett
“I am extremely proud to have been awarded the prestigious CIM Top Worldwide Student Prize for the Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing. Studying for this qualification has helped me to formalise and deepen my understanding gained in my professional career.
My undergraduate degree was in Sport and Recreation Management so studying for professional qualifications has been a brilliant way of upskilling myself and providing knowledge of effective high level strategic marketing. Working in a higher education institution, industry recognised qualifications for professional staff do help to provide an increased level of credibility in what can traditionally be a very academic influenced organisation.
All modules focussed on real-world, applied marketing, but specifically useful for me were the topics of risk and change management, maximising competitive and sustainable marketing and relationship strategies and the impact of reputational perception on organisational performance. These have certainly influenced the strategies I have adopted to overcome business challenges. Being a CIM member also provides access to a network of thousands of other marketeers and industry insights on the latest trends.
For my postgraduate qualification, I studied remotely through the Oxford College of Marketing. This worked for me as I needed a way to study that could be totally flexible and that I could manage alongside my demanding job. Whilst this method does require a fair degree of self-motivation, I found that the structure of the course, knowledge of the tutors and the support available through the Oxford College of Marketing was excellent. I can’t thank the centre enough for all their help.”
CIM Worldwide Top Student Award 2017: Vimal Patel
“I feel extremely honoured to have been awarded the CIM’s prestigious Top Worldwide Student prize after completing my Professional Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing. The real-world practical value of the qualification was immediately apparent, especially when putting together building robust, commercially-focused business strategies. For this, I owe many thanks to the Oxford College of Marketing’s tutors, whose own real-life business backgrounds provided for a very high-quality teaching experience.”
“I am extremely proud of my achievement, and that all my time and hard work really paid off. It has further enabled me to critically think more about business decisions, and I now always try to apply these strategic learnings to my day-to-day role. I cannot thank the Oxford College of Marketing enough for their dedication to my studies. Without them, I could not have possibly achieved the fantastic grades that I did with this level of success.”