Lucy wins Durham Business School/Journal MBA Scholarship
(12 January 2004)
Lucy Winskell, a partner at law firm Eversheds has won the 6th Durham Business School/Journal MBA Scholarship, worth nearly £12,000. Applicants were invited to write an essay on leadership and Lucy’s winning entry, focusing on personal leadership styles as a crucial factor for leaders wishing to gain the respect of their work colleagues, has secured her a place on the two-year, part-time MBA programme. Three runner-up prizes of £3,000 each were also awarded.
The entries were judged by a panel consisting of Dr Barry Thomas, Deputy Director of Durham Business School; Brian Aitken, Editor of The Journal; Jeanette Purcell, Chief Executive of the Association of MBAs; Stephen Rankin, Regional Director of the CBI; and Katy Raines, Scholarship winner 2003. Lucy said: “My appetite had been whetted by the management roles and training that I’d had at Eversheds and I was ready for a new challenge. I’m expecting it to be hard work and it’s going to be odd studying again for the first time in so many years. I’m especially excited by what I can learn from others on the course and especially those who have taken different career paths, and will see the business world from a different perspective.” Anne Woodhead, Director of the part-time MBA at Durham Business School commented: “The panel was impressed by the fluent style of Lucy’s entry. She presented a clearly argued response to the question posed, drawing on her experience within the legal profession, to illustrate her view of effective leadership.”