A university student from Whitley Bay has scooped two top awards after impressing officials on her course.
Sarah Lamb graduated from the University of Sunderland with a First Class Honours degree in Business and Applied Marketing Management, after being diagnosed with dyslexia in January.
I’ll always be grateful for the support and guidance from staff and am so proud of what I have achievedSarah Lamb
The 23-year-old was also presented with the Ede & Ravenscroft Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement and Engagement, and the Chartered Institute in Marketing Prize for the best performance.
Sarah said: “I’ll always be grateful for the support and guidance from staff and am so proud of what I have achieved; it has given me a new outlook and boost of confidence for my further studies and life.”
During her studies Sarah proactively and extensively engaged in a variety of Sunderland Futures opportunities.
She undertook a placement year at Theory Branding and a summer internship at Tomee Tippee.
Joel Arnott, programme leader, said: “Sarah has been a truly exemplary student and has achieved these outstanding results despite significant challenges and difficulties; she attained her grades despite only being diagnosed with dyslexia and dyspraxia in January of her final year.
“Sarah had excellent natural ability but worked exceptionally to develop and succeed. Her desire to learn, improve and grow, and level of dedication, application and sheer hard work, was genuinely amazing.”
Sarah participated in professional mentoring and a student buddy scheme, acted as a student representative for her programme, volunteered, represented the Faculty of Business and Law to give talks to parents at open days, and was the Social Chair for the Business Society.
She has not yet finished with her studies and will begin a post graduate teaching programme in September to pursue a career in higher education.
She hopes to inspire future generations of students in the years to come.