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Legal student secures triple for City of Glasgow College

City of Glasgow College HND Legal Services student, Honor McAlpine, makes it three in a row for the College after winning this year's F&C Investment Trust Prize competition.

Legal services students at the college have consistently won the prize since its launch in 2019. The award, which is also open to university students across the UK, challenges students to think about their financial futures.

As City of Glasgow College winner, Honour receives a personal prize of £1,000 investment into the F&C Investment Trust, along with £5,000 for her faculty of education and humanities.  

For her entry Honour created a video answering why investments matter.

“I chose to answer the question ‘why does investing matter’ because investing was a topic which I was not well versed in, so I wanted to challenge myself,” explained Honor.

“I learned so much in the process of making my entry regarding why young people should not only save money, but also invest money towards their future. I wanted to make my video as simple to digest as possible, so I hope that those who watched my entry left feeling more confident about the steps they could take towards investing.

“I believe it’s important to participate as much as possible out-with your college course, whether that be through joining societies or entering competitions, which is why I decided to take part in this. I am so pleased that I am the winner for City this year, and cannot thank those who voted for me enough. After college, I will be going to university to study the LLB in Scots Law, which I am looking forward to very much.”

Paul Little, Principal & Chief Executive at City of Glasgow College, passed on his congratulations, saying: “This is an excellent achievement and I know her faculty are delighted to secure recognition for a third year. The F&C Prize is proving to be a great success for our college and the students who take part. As an institution, we recognise the importance of financial education and the vital skills this provides students with as they enter into adulthood.”

Emma Jackson, Curriculum Head for Legal Services at City of Glasgow College, added:

“Honor’s win is well deserved. She is a fantastic legal services student who is committed to her education and engages in any opportunity to further develop her skill set. What I find most inspiring about Honor’s win, is that she entered the F&C competition last year and, although shortlisted, did not win. This did not phase her. She entered again this this year, with a new submission, and deservedly won. I am exceptionally proud of her commitment to succeed.”

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