Heidi Pawlin, a CIPS student at the University of South Wales, won the Professional Diploma Prize at the CIPS Graduation Ceremony 2015.
The Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply (CIPS) is the leading independent global body representing the procurement and supply chain profession.
Speaking about winning the national prize, Heidi said: "It really was an honour to win the Professional Diploma Prize. It can be quite challenging to undertake CIPS alongside work commitments and family, so to have my efforts recognised really was a proud moment."
She added: "My experience at the University has been very enjoyable and rewarding; the lecturers are from very diverse career backgrounds and brought such a wealth of experience to enhance the learning of the course content. Sessions often also provide a place to discuss related work issues and challenges, and benefit from the experience and advice of the lecturers and other students.
“I’m sure the whole cohort would agree that the lecturers really went the extra mile to prepare students for examinations. I would highly recommend studying CIPS through the University of South Wales."
Commenting on Heidi’s recent success Chris Lee, Senior Lecturer in Supply Chain and Strategic Management at the University, said: "Congratulations to Heidi for her achievement in gaining this prestigious CIPS award. This is great news for Heidi, Value Wales and the University of South Wales as a CIPS study centre.
“Part of the criteria for our Centre of Excellence status is student performance, and this award to Heidi illustrates the calibre of student that we have studying the CIPS Professional Diploma and the type of practitioners that are practising in public sector procurement in Wales. Very well done Heidi."