Life is Rosie for Barnsley College Intern

Rosie Gash with Professor Nigel Garrow, Head of the Department of Finance, Accounting and Business Systems in the Sheffield Business Schoolclose

A Barnsley College intern is celebrating receiving a Sheffield Business School (SBS) Inspirational Students Award from Sheffield Hallam University.

Rosie Gash, 22, won the Impact on an Organisation category at the SBS Inspirational Students Awards 2016. She is currently studying a BA in Accounting and Finance at Sheffield Hallam University and began a one year placement in the External Funding and Projects department at Barnsley College in July 2015.

“Rosie has had such a profound impact on the department”

Tricia Smith, Head of External Funding and Projects at Barnsley College, said: “Rosie has had such a profound impact on the department and winning this award is testament to her hard work.”

“She was the first intern to work in the External Funding Department and she has set the bar that all interns will have to measure up to in the future. Rosie has adapted to the college’s culture quickly and has become an integral part of the team.”

During her internship, Rosie has developed a new system to monitor the college’s projects, capturing financial data and quality performance in much greater detail. Due to her expertise, she became a key contact within the team, working with senior managers to monitor all project finances worth over £1.98m.

Rosie said: “I am very grateful to have been nominated for this award by my managers at Barnsley College. Whilst I’ve been completing my placement, I have worked extremely hard to ensure that the college and I gain the utmost from it. Winning this award recognises that and I’m extremely proud of my achievement.”

In its third year, the SBS Inspirational Student Awards are a celebration of the great things business and management students at Sheffield Hallam University are doing, such as their dedication to extra-curricular activities, delivery of projects or going beyond the requirements of the course.

For further information, contact Barnsley College’s Work Based Learning Team on +44 (0)1226 216 166 or email

Last updated: 13th May 2016

Originally posted on: 13th May 2016