Student Employee of the Year Awards 2019

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Are you The Student Employee of the Year 2019?

If you have a part-time job, you could be our 2019 Student Employee of the Year!

Here is your chance to gain recognition for all the hard work you put into working part-time while you study - make sure your employer knows about the Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) Awards, and you could be a winner in 2019.

National winners will receive a prize of £100 and all University of Sheffield nominees are invited to a glitzy awards ceremony. Last year two University of Sheffield students won at national level. Cash prizes of over £100 will also be available for institutional level category winners.

Award categories

There are two new student award categories for 2019;

  • Freelancer (New)

  • Best Team (New)

  • Above and Beyond

  • Commercial Impact

  • Step Up To Leadership.

seoty national winners 2018

It's your time to shine, don't miss out - nominations are open until 5pm on 29th March or call into the Student Jobshop for more details.

Don't delay - tell your employer about SEOTY today!

To gain recognition for all your hard work - tell your employer about SEOTY and ask them to nominate you.

Or if you are feeling shy, complete our short form and we can contact your employer directly.

Is your employer great to work for? You can also nominate your employer as Student Employer of the Year.

Visit Nases to find out more about SEOTY.


2018 Student Employee of the Year Awards

National award:

  • Dhilan Devadasan and Máté Lukacs - Ossila Team
    Off Campus - Commercial Impact 

  • Chee Hui Tai – Living Services Ltd/Homely Apartments
    Off Campus - Above and Beyond

North East Region Winners:

  • Ana-Gabriela Popa, Enterprise Intern at University of Sheffield Enterprise (USE)
    Highly commended - On Campus - Above and Beyond

  • Trish Hicken – ECLIPS
    Highly commended - Student Employer

Institutional winners:

  • Lucy Robinson
    On Campus - Step Up to Leadership

  • Hannah Brown
    Off Campus - Step Up To Leadership

  • Shuyang Li
    Jobshop Student Temp Excellence Award

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