Student Employee of the Year Awards 2018

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Student Employee of the Year Awards 2018 (SEOTY) are now open!

If you work part time on campus or off campus whilst you study, you could be nominated for a national award - The Student Employee of the Year Awards.

These awards recognise students who work part time whilst they study. Juggling working and study can be difficult so these awards aim to acknowledge the hard work that you are doing. Your employer can nominate you for this award - just let them know.


Being nominated

Employers can nominate you here

If you would like us, the Student Jobshop, to contact your employer and let them know about the awards - simply tell us here

You can also recognise your employer too by nominating them for an award


As students you can be nominated in 3 categories:

  • Commercial Impact Award
  • Step Up To Leadership Award
  • Above and Beyond Award

All these categories can be working either on campus at the University or off campus providing it is a paid part time job.
Each category will be judged at institutional level with the winners going through to the north east regional round and then if successful onto the national rounds.

What are the prizes?

National winners will receive a framed certificate, glass trophy, a cheque for £100 etc. Winners in the Student Employee of the Year category receive a framed certificate, glass trophy and one free place at the SEOTY award ceremony and dinner.



The closing date for all nominations is 5pm on 20th April 2018.


2017 Student Employee of the Year Awards

The national awards ceremony for The Student Employee of the Year Awards 2017 (SEOTY) was held at the Park Plaza Hotel on Thursday 29th June. The following students from The University of Sheffield received Highly Commended in their categories:

  • Abhinav Kongari International Engineering Ambassador - Faculty of Engineering
    Highly Commended On Campus Above and Beyond award.

  • Faye Batten – Working for Tutora 
    Highly Commended Off Campus Step Up To Leadership award.

  • Student Jobshop Team - Michaela Poolford, Shuyang Li, May Loonam, Chloe Binstead
    Jobshop Student Temp Excellence award.

2016 Student Employee of the Year Awards University of Sheffield scoops 4 national Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) awards!!!

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.

2015 Student Employee of the Year Awards

Student Employee of the Year Awards 2015

2014 Student Employee of the Year Awards

SEOTY awards

The University of Sheffield Careers Service celebrates success at the Student Employee of the Year awards 2014.

It’s time for Sheffield to celebrate as the winners have been announced at the Student Employee of the Year awards 2014 (SEOTY), organised by NASES (National Association of Student Employment Services).

Lewis Yates (BEng Civil Engineering Degree with Employment Experience) has been crowned the overall national winner of the ‘Student Employee of the Year 2014’ award. With over 700 nominations from nearly 60 institutions, Lewis has done himself and the University proud.

Aim of the award

The SEOTY awards aim to recognise and promote the outstanding contributions and achievements of students who combine part-time work with their study commitments.

With many University of Sheffield winners in the different categories, the Careers Service Jobshop held an awards ceremony on 12th June where the winners were congratulated and presented with their certificates. Next stop was the regional stage; seven students went through to the North East regional awards and an additional seven also received a highly commended certificate. Two employers also went through to the regional stage – one on campus and one employer off campus - and three employers also received highly commended certificates.

At regional level the results were astonishing with two national winners being announced from the University of Sheffield and one highly commended. The national ‘On Campus Above and Beyond’ ‘Student Employee of the Year 2014’ was Lewis Yates for his work in Development, Alumni Relations and Events (DARE) as an Alumni Fund Student Caller and also our very own Student Union Welcome Desk and Box Office who won ‘On Campus Employer of the Year’.

Lewis was a little star struck over winning the award and said;

‘Winning a national competition is a huge honour, and a massive surprise; I’m extremely grateful to my colleagues at the Alumni Fund for nominating me. Working part-time while in my final year of an engineering degree was really easy to manage seeing as I was working for the University. The staff were incredibly understanding about Uni workload, allowing me to work flexibly around deadlines.

The work itself was very rewarding, I had the chance to speak to real-life engineers; some of them retired, some just beginning their careers (many of them in fields I am hoping to work in) so I got the opportunity to gain many perspectives on the industry.

All in all, my part-time job was an overwhelmingly positive experience from which I learned a great deal. To be the winner of this award is icing on the cake- I can include this on my CV to showcase my work, this is definitely something I hope to build on throughout my career.’

NASES - awards dinner

On 8th July NASES held their annual conference and awards dinner where the University of Sheffield overall national winner Lewis Yates and the Student Union Welcome Desk and Box Office received their national awards.

The Careers Service Jobshop team would like to congratulate Lewis Yates and the Student Union Welcome Desk and Box Office for their outstanding achievements and all of the students and employers that received nominations for the awards.

For more information contact:
Kate Tanzi, Marketing Officer
T: 0114 222 0934