PETA-sponsored prize awarded to UoP student

Article summary: Each year PETA sponsors an award in the University of Portsmouth’s Faculty of Business and Law - the PETA prize for the Best Student on the PGDip HRD and Training Management course. This year’s award went to Oliver Brenig-Jones so congratulations to Oliver for all his hard work!

This award is usually presented at the University’s Graduation Ceremony in July, but due to some unforeseen circumstances, this was not possible this year. In response to this, PETA decided to hold a presentation ceremony at their Portsmouth-based training centre to celebrate Oliver’s achievement.

The presentation took place last month at PETA’s centre on Access Road, Cosham. The ceremony saw PETA’s CEO Huw Chapman present Oliver with the certificate as well as a £100 gift voucher.

Huw said:

“We’re proud to sponsor and award this prize and Oliver is a very worthy winner. The importance of investing in skills and enabling people to be their very best and contribute to the growth and prosperity of business has never been more critical to the changing and challenging landscape we navigate as business leaders.” 

PETA has been sponsoring this University of Portsmouth award for a number of years and their desire to do so is rooted to their aspiration to work in partnership with other education providers in the area, in order to benefit the city of Portsmouth and its learners. The decision on who receives this award is made by the University, who deemed Oliver to be the student most deserving of the award this year.

PETA has 50+ years’ experience in the development of people and educating them to be work-ready and the award ties in with that principle nicely.

Huw added:

“Our core purpose is to educate and drive personal and business performance; learning is critical at every stage of life and we welcome being part of people’s lifelong journey, discovering what they can be and achieve.”

Oliver is currently taking some time out to travel and upon his return he is looking to continue in learning and development. His main focus will be to find employment in London at an organisation that matches his values and principles, one that truly cares about its people and their development and recognises the value this brings to both the people and organisation.  

Oliver said:

“It’s really great to be recognised for the hard work I put into the diploma and I really enjoyed meeting Huw and having an insight into what PETA does. Huw gave me a tour of their facilities and we had a good chat about where I was planning to go next, which was great.”

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