City College student named AAT Student of the Year

Published: 11th December 2015

Published by City College Southampton

Agnieszka Trybala-Nwabueze, a recent part-time student at City College Southampton, was one of three local people to receive the ‘AAT Student of the Year’ award, at a celebratory lunch at Banana Wharf last week (Friday 27 November).

AAT student of the year

The Association of Accounting Technicians recognised students who have achieved outstanding success throughout their studies and the award ceremony was sponsored by CMA Recruitment Group.

Agnieszka, who studied AAT Level 4 Diploma in Accounting at City College, received the award for her academic successes, alongside working for Southampton General Hospital, all while looking after a new addition to her family.


Principal of City College Southampton, Sarah Stannard, said: “The College is proud of the achievements of all its students, so we are thrilled that Agnieszka Trybala-Nwabueze has been recognised for her outstanding efforts and successes.”

Winners were presented with a bottle of champagne, an award shield, book tokens and a certificate. Christine James, the Chairperson for the AAT South Hampshire Branch, presented the students with their award. Fellow winner Mike Bisson, of Kaplan Financial, also received an award acknowledging his successes. 

Zoe Martin, Divisional Manager at CMA said “CMA is delighted to support all the accountancy institutes and to recognise the outstanding achievements of local students. CMA has a longstanding relationship with AAT and look forward to continuing to work together.”

CMA has been supporting AAT students and their colleges for over 18 years and is always impressed with the high standard of work evident year after year. In a competitive marketplace, employers appreciate the benefits of having well trained and competent accounts staff.  The AAT is internationally recognised, offers flexible learning, and is often used as a stepping-stone to a chartered, certified or management accountancy qualification. In addition, study is open to all, regardless of previous qualifications or work experience.