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Nominate now for the Student Employee of the Year Awards – celebrating outstanding students and employers

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The annual Student Employee of the Year Awards (SEOTY) recognise and celebrate the achievements of students who combine part time work with their studies. These prestigious awards also commend outstanding student employers, who provide valuable work experience opportunities. With six categories open to individuals, employers and teams, plus a chance to win up to £100 in vouchers, the SEOTY Awards are a great way to celebrate success.

Students can be nominated for their part time roles on or off campus for a company or business in the local area. Nominations are also invited for exceptional employers offering outstanding opportunities and support. This extends to departments within the University or one of the many local organisations employing students.

Award categories

  • Above and beyond: Do you know an exceptional student who consistently goes above and beyond for the organisation they work for? 
  • Step up to Leadership: This award aims to identify and recognise the leaders of tomorrow, today.
  • Self-employed or freelance: In the last few years we have seen a huge increase in the amount of students with entrepreneurial spirit and this award celebrates self-starters.
  • Internship: With so many of our students taking advantage of placements and internships, want to hear about students who have made a positive impact to an organisation through their internship.
  • Team of the year: Teamwork is a vital skill and this award will honour groups of part-time students who have demonstrated this successfully, to come together for a shared project.
  • Employer of the year: This is an award to recognise excellent student employers who provide students with opportunities to learn and excel in the workplace, building long lasting links with education to support the next generation of graduates.


Nominations are open until Sunday 3 March - so be sure to act fast to celebrate our student employees and employers!

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