Amy was nominated in the student category of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) People Management Awards for her work at her employer Transport for London (TfL).
The award recognises the way she applied the knowledge gained in her Master’s degree in human resources at Middlesex to redesigning the HR function of TfL’s support services, aligning the different organisations under the TfL umbrella together. Amy joined transport for London on its graduate scheme in 2009, and is now a change and effectiveness specialist. She studied the Master’s degree part-time while at TfL.
Amy, originally from Oxford, said: “It’s a great feeling to be recognised within such a big industry, it is a massive boost to my HR career.
“Whilst at Middlesex University I enjoyed having a network of other HR professionals from different industries around me. Our lectures were very practically focused and it was valuable being able to discuss the ideas given to us by the tutors with other practitioners.”
After being nominated by her manager at TfL, Amy and the other five student practitioners shortlisted for the award had to present their projects to a panel of CIPD judges. Amy said: “It was great to speak to and get feedback from top industry specialists.”
Middlesex University course leader for MA Human Resource Management, Professor Derek Miles, said: "To win the CIPD Outstanding Student Award is extremely prestigious. Amy, who gained a Distinction in her HR Masters Degree with us, is an outstanding and highly talented HR professional and this recognition reinforces that."
The awards ceremony was held at The Brewery in Chiswell Street, London on 17 October 2012.