University of Sheffield Scoops 4 National Awards!!!

3rd August 2016

The Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) 2016 national awards ceremony was held at the Jurys Inn Hotel, Birmingham on 7th July.

This is organised annually by NASES (National Association of Student Employment Services). One of the top awards went to Isabelle Gessey, Isabelle is currently studying Physics and Astrophysics with Employment Experience. Isabelle WON the national Step up to Leadership On Campus Award for her work as a Lead Student Ambassador for Learning & Teaching (SALT) Faculty of Science. The Student Employee of the Year Awards is a national competition that aims to recognise and promote the outstanding contributions and achievements of students who combine part-time work with their study commitments.   Employers are asked to nominate their exceptional students in three different categories; Above and Beyond, Step Up to Leadership and Commercial Impact, these can be either working on or off campus. There is also an employer award where students can nominate their employer. University of Sheffield received 89 nominations this was our highest number ever received, and was a mix of student and employer submissions. The University of Sheffield received the highest number of nominations, more than any other institution nationwide. This was a huge increase on last year and goes to show what amazing work Sheffield students are doing alongside their studies. In June the Student Jobshop hosted their SEOTY institutional awards ceremony at Inox Dine located in the Students' Union where all nominees received recognition for their hard work. Category winners and highly commended awards were announced, closely followed by the announcements of the North East regional awards. Astonishingly University of Sheffield students and employers were awarded 5 out of the possible 8 regional awards!!! These then progressed onto the national level of the competition. At the extravagant national ceremony on 7th July the results were announced and University of Sheffield students proudly received the following national awards; Isabelle Gessey Winner of Step up to Leadership On Campus Award Abdullah Geelah Highly Commended for Above and Beyond On Campus Award DLHE Telephone Interviewers Highly Commended for Commercial Impact On Campus Award Ossilas Systems Development Engineers Highly Commended for Commercial Impact Off Campus Award Congratulations to all University of Sheffield students and employers who were nominated in the 2016 Student Employee of the Year Awards, this was a truly unforgettable year with a record number of 89 nominations received. Find out more online. If you would like to find out more about recruiting one of our students or graduates please visit our website. Organisations can advertise job vacancies with the university through Career Connect, this is a free service. Alternatively contact Kate Tanzi in the Careers Service to discuss your opportunities Tel: 0114 2220934 or email

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