BPP HR writing competition winner revealed

Personnel Today’s exclusive competition offering a place studying for a HR qualification worth thousands of pounds has a winner.

Carmel Quinn, office manager at Abbey Entertainment, has won the place on BPP Business School’s Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resource Management programme, worth more than £9,000, which will lead to both academic and professional recognition in just two years.

The prize covers all programme and assessment fees, and access to study materials via BPP’s virtual learning environment.

Contestants had to write a 1,000 word article on one of two HR hot topics: HR defining the corporate strategic agenda or employers being expected to cover shortfalls in the education system.

Quinn’s article was rated by judges at BPP and Personnel Today as the best according to criteria including research, content, structure and style of writing.

One of the judges commented: “Carmel Quinn presented a very insightful paper about how HR should define the corporate strategic agenda. She showed a clear understanding of how HR can not only add value to the business but also how HR can be a strategic partner.”

The Postgraduate Diploma is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and meets the requirements of the CIPD Professional Development Scheme. The programme is delivered using a blended learning approach involving workshop attendance and self study.

Quinn said: “I was very eager to do the Postgraduate Diploma with BPP after completing the Certificate in Personnel Practice with a distinction.

“My company to date has been really supportive and encouraging as far as workplace learning has been concerned so when I found out about the competition, I seized the opportunity by testing my current knowledge and entered not really thinking that I would win.

“I am so keen to start, not only to enhance my chances of professional recognition but to return to the learning environment and develop my current skills.”

You can read Carmel Quinn’s winning article here.

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