Vyacheslav 'Slava' Polonski, a BSc Management student and LSE Stelios scholar, was named runner-up in the nationwide 2011 British Council's Shine! International Student Awards, competing against over 1,200 students from 118 countries.
The awards are a major initiative from the British Council that shines the spotlight on international students and their contributions to life in the UK. A judging panel met last month to discuss the merits of short-listed entries and Vyacheslav's entry was judged to be one of London's best.
Vyacheslav said: 'It's a great honour for me to receive this recognition from the British Council. The dynamic and thrilling city of London has given me new intercultural experiences, while LSE has broadened my horizon and inspired me to think outside the box. I thank my parents, my friends, LSE and the British Council for enabling me to walk down the right path and pursue my dreams.'
At the end of his first year at LSE, Vyacheslav achieved first class honours. Alongside his academic studies, Vyacheslav has founded and organised Europe's largest student conference on management consulting and strategy - the LSESU Strategy and Management Consulting Conference. He actively participates in several societies and has volunteered as student ambassador. He was elected as course and department representative and has worked as international student officer in his halls of residence. Next academic year, he is going to initiate the 'Davos follow-up @ LSE' conference in collaboration with the World Economic Forum.
Published: 08 April 2011