A student at The College of Law has won a £7,000 prize in a national graduate competition.
Nicola Daniels won first place in the Graduate of the Year competition, run annually by the Times and Lloyds TSB by suggesting how to make homes more affordable for first-time buyers. Hundreds of students from across the country entered the competition, which posed ten questions and a tie-breaker.
Nicola answered the tie-breaker with the following suggestions: "Many first-time buyers would benefit from tax relief. First, the Miras scheme, which provided tax relief on mortgage interest, could be reintroduced. Secondly, parents who help to pay for their child's first home could be granted tax relief. Thirdly, first-time buyers could be made exempt from stamp duty."
Nicola achieved a first class degree from the University of East Anglia last summer and is currently studying the LPC at The College of Law in Guildford. She said: "I was delighted to win this competition. The money will help to fund my course fees, but I will also treat myself!"