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    • Scholarship scheme to fund CIM qualification
    • CIM Ireland to fund annual membership for the successful candidate

    The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) and The North West School of Marketing are proud to announce the Pat Norwood Scholarship 2019.

    In memory of Pat Norwood, who sadly passed away after a short illness in 2016, the North West School of Marketing is offering those currently employed or volunteering within the not for profit sector, the opportunity to complete a Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) qualification through the scholarship.

    After graduating from Queen’s University in the 1970s, Pat escaped the Troubles by emigrating to America, where he spent his adult life. He worked tirelessly as a volunteer within his local and adopted community, as a President of the Friendly Sons of St Patrick of Greater Pittston, and a Coach to boys’ and girls’ soccer teams.

    The successful candidate of the scholarship will have their tuition fees for the qualification funded by the North West School of Marketing, which was founded by Pat’s sister, Marian Norwood. To support this initiative, CIM Ireland will fund the annual membership fee for the successful candidate.

    Tori Phillips, a recipient of the 2018 Scholarship said: “I recently completed my CIM Digital Diploma in Professional Marketing at the North West School of Marketing, through the Pat Norwood Scholarship. Working within the third sector, with limited access to paid training, the Scholarship offered a chance to increase my skill set, with no cost to the charity.

    The Diploma was challenging, but highly rewarding. I have been able to diversify my skills and take on additional duties within my organisation. Marian at the North West School of Marketing made the learning process so enjoyable and the peer support I received was invaluable.”

    Discussing the scholarship, Eileen Curry, chair of CIM Ireland said: “We are pleased to support the Pat Norwood Scholarship for another year. The scholarship is a great way of remembering Pat Norwood and the work he carried out in his local community. I would like to say a huge thank you for everyone involved in the project and wish all the candidates all the best in their applications.”

    Eligibility Criteria
    To be eligible to apply for the scholarship, candidates should meet two criteria:

    1. You must work or volunteer within the voluntary/not for profit sector in NI/Ireland at the time of applying
    2. You must fulfil the entry requirements for the course to which you are applying.

    Application Process
    The scholarship will be awarded to the candidate who best demonstrates how a CIM qualification will help them and/or the organisation they work or volunteer for.

    Confirmation will be sought that the successful candidate is currently working or volunteering within the voluntary/not for profit sector and that they meet the entry requirements for the course to which they are applying. Course entry requirements can be found www.cim.co.uk. There are some fees payable directly to the CIM that must be met by the successful candidate (CIM assessment entry fees). We retain the right to vary these terms and conditions as deemed appropriate. If you have any queries, please contact the course manager via marian@nwschoolofmarketing.com or 07894 272224.

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    Notes to editors

    North West School of Marketing (NI), which was founded by Pat’s sister Marian, is supporting the scholarship by funding the cost of tuition fees. The Chartered Institute of Marketing (Ireland) is supporting the scholarship by funding the cost of Annual Studying Membership fees.

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    About CIM

    The Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) is the world’s leading professional body for marketing, with over 30,000 members worldwide, of which there are over 3,000 Chartered Marketers. CIM’s mission is to create a marketing advantage for the benefit of professionals, business and society with a focus on export, data and skills. CIM believes marketing is the critical factor in driving long term organisational performance.

    CIM provides members and organisations with five key benefits: 

    • Partnership – CIM is a professional and organisational partner to support performance and career development
    • Education – CIM allows individuals and businesses to continuously upskill
    • Information – CIM keeps members up to date with the latest marketing thinking, and keeps organisations at the forefront of practices
    • Connection – CIM provides access to services, expertise and peers
    • Recognition – CIM is the global benchmark of professional competence

    For more than 100 years, CIM has supported, represented and developed marketers, teams, leaders and the profession as a whole. There are 130 CIM study centres in 36 countries and exam centres in 132 countries worldwide. In the last year, over 7,500 people registered at over 230 UK CIM events. Find out more about CIM by visiting www.cim.co.uk.

    About North West School of Marketing

    The North West School of Marketing is a CIM accredited study centre based in Derry/Londonderry and Enniskillen, which delivers professional qualifications in marketing and digital marketing. The centre was established by Marian Norwood, a former lecturer in Marketing at Ulster University and currently, Member Chartered Institute of Marketing (Ireland) Board.

    North West School of Marketing has been operational for 18 months and has a 100% success rate for candidates taking CIM professional marketing qualifications. Find out more about NWSM by visiting www.nwschoolofmarketing.com.

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