On Thursday 29 June the national Student Employee of the Year awards (SEOTY) were held to recognise and celebrate students who undertake part time work alongside their studies. Many students also do a variety of other co-curricular activities, from being part of a club or society, to volunteering in the local community.
The SEOTY awards take place on a local level, with nominations for chosen winners submitted to the Regional Judging Panel and then National Judging panel.
This year 15 nominations were submitted to Joblink, who run the SEOTY awards on a local level.
Employers are encouraged to nominate their student worker in one of eight categories:
• On campus Above and Beyond
• On campus Step Up to Leadership
• On campus Commercial Impact
• Off campus Above and Beyond
• Off campus Step up to Leadership
• Off campus Commercial Impact
• Jobshop Student Temp Excellence
• Employer Award
Five winners were submitted by Joblink to be judged by the Regional Judging Panel. Out of these, three student nominations were put forward to the National Judging Panel.
On Campus Step up to Leadership and winner of regional heats:
William Lay – for his work as a Senior Fundraiser in the Development and Alumni team.
His nominator said ‘Will is one of the best in my team at training and mentoring, always willing to sit down with a fundraiser, unpick their technique and help them to understand how they can be more effective’.
Winner in Jobshop’s Student Temp Excellence and highly commended at national level:
Eden Munro – for his work in the team and in recognition of his volunteering work with the Bath Marrow Committee.
He was nominated by the Joblink team because ‘he is an absolute pleasure to work with, we are so impressed by his commitment, reliability, organisational skills and good nature in all that he has done while at University’.
Winner in Off Campus Above and Beyond and highly commended at national level:
Pippa Rogan – for her work in the newly set up local business Dynamically Awesome.
Nathan Fernandex, owner of Dynamically Awesome said ‘using her excellent communication and team work skills, she was instantly able to capture the unique business idea with a passion and successfully conveyed this to customers. Within 6 months of launching Dynamically Awesome, we have turned over a healthy profit, with Pippa being one of the main driving forces behind the organisation.’
The Students’ Union is immensely proud of the nominations that were received for all categories, and look forward to seeing these exceptional students develop further skills in their chosen careers.