CICRA awards second bursary to local student

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
Christina Hodgson and Michael Byrne

Ladies’ College A-level student, Christina Hodgson, has been awarded a bursary by the Channel Islands Competition and Regulatory Authorities (CICRA).

This is the second bursary awarded by CICRA to Guernsey students with the aim to build up a level of competition law and utility regulatory knowledge in the islands.

Miss Hodgson hopes to read Law at the University of Dundee this coming Autumn.

Interim chief executive of CICRA, Michael Byrne, said; “Christina’s application was extremely impressive. It’s encouraging to see all the work experience she has undertaken in order to further her career in law.

“We believe that it’s so important to help local students achieve a high level of education and encourage them to return to the island so we’re pleased to be able to support Christina through her degree.”

Miss Hodgson said: “I was so excited when I heard that I’d been awarded the CICRA bursary. Being able to work with the regulator during the holidays will give me a unique insight into regulatory law and help enhance my professional development within this industry.”

Guernsey student Kieran Ashworth was awarded a bursary in 2010. He graduated from Bath University with a 2:1 in Economics and is returning to the island over the summer to work for the regulator before going on to spend a year in China to teach English and to continue his study of Mandarin

CICRA’s primary role is to promote consumer welfare through competition and measures which encourage appropriate pricing and greater choice and innovation in the goods and services available to islanders. It enforces competition legislation and regulates the telecoms and postal sectors in both Guernsey and Jersey.

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