The Midlands branch are supporting the development of the profession amongst students by holding a "Student of the Year" competition which is open to Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) in the Midlands branch region.
The APM Midlands Branch represents and supports APM members in the Midlands region, covering from Worcester in the South West, Milton Keynes and Luton in the South East, Nottingham in the North East and Staffordshire in the North West.
HEIs in the Midlands branch region are invited to submit applications for students for the award of :
- "Student of the Year - Midlands region", and
- "Student Group of the Year - Midlands region"
An HEI can make submissions in both categories for each course/module that they run.
Any individual or group (group size 2-6 students) student work will be considered as long as it was submitted by the student(s) for assessment in the 2016 calendar year.
Prizes are in the form of Amazon vouchers, books and APM Student membership(s): For individuals, a prizes up to the value of £200 and for a group submission the value of £300 split equally.
Submissions should be made by the academic at the HEI using the attached pro-forma and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by not later than 31st January 2017.
The Midlands branch of APM will consider and judge applications in February 2017, with winners being invited to a presentation evening in March 2017. Judging criteria will include:
- Reference to APM Body of Knowledge (BoK) and the Competence Framework.
- Applicability or benefit to business/industry.
- Lessons learned for future projects.
- Innovations, or overcoming challenges during project delivery.
Further details of the criteria can be found on the attached document or by emailing email@example.com
Finalist and guests will be invited to attend a presentation evening on Wednesday 22 March 2017 alongside young project managers who have been nominated for the Young Project Manager of the Year award 2016 and their sponsoring corporate members.
The presentation evening will take place at the outstanding Rolls-Royce Learning and Development Centre (LDC) in Derby, where guests will have the opportunity to visit the prestigious Rolls-Royce Heritage museum within the LDC. Guests will then enjoy a presentation from Rolls-Royce, informal networking opportunities, a delicious hot buffet and a headline speaker, APM vice president, Miles Shepherd.
Guests will also have the opportunity to observe teams of students competing in project management simulation finals, which will take place in the 'Street' complex of the LDC.
A photographer will be on hand to capture the moment as the winners receive their trophies, in addition to documentary photographs of the evening's highlights and guests.