Marketing accolade for LLB student

LLB student Thesara Jayawardane has been awarded a World Prize for Academic Achievements in Marketing by the Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM).

Whilst studying the first year of the University of London LLB at CFPS Academy of Legal Studies in Sri Lanka, Thesara simultaneously completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing with CIM, sitting most of the examinations in her home town, Auckland, New Zealand.

The award for Distinguished Performance 2012 was presented to Thesara as, out of all students worldwide who took part in the examinations and submitted a thesis to the CIM UK, she was identified as the World’s Top Student.

She said: “It was indeed a great honour to become the Top Student Worldwide and I can humbly say I was ecstatic when I received the news from CIM.”

Thesara was presented with this award at the CIM Graduation Ceremony held at Church House Conference Centre, Westminster, London.

As well as studying towards an LLB degree and gaining a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, Thesara is currently in full time employment.

“Working full time, heading a Marketing Department of one of the busiest Financial Institutes in Sri Lanka, it is not easy to spend time on my studies. When I was young I admired lawyers and judges and all through my childhood I grew up wanting to be a lawyer. Even though I enjoyed everything I did in my Marketing career my childhood dream remained at the forefront of my mind. I saw an advertisement published by CFPS offering scholarships to study Law with the University of London International Programmes and was delighted to take up the opportunity after a successful interview. Although the LLB requires an enormous amount of hard work, the reward from obtaining a Gold Standard qualification will be priceless. Thus I shall continue to pursue my dream and try to juggle both work and studies as I head into my final year.”

Many congratulations to Thesara from everyone at the Undergraduate Laws Programme!


  1. Your story success so far says anything is possible once you put your mind to it. You gave me a stronger motivation to push on! Having to do two jobs as a parttime police officer and a cms operator; I am also taking correspondent courses simultaneously in forensic science and business security: And dream official is to hold the accreditable LLB degree from the university of London international as i develop my love for law and criminal justice. Thanks for your inspiration story and all the best in your studys

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