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Student Employee of the Year Awards (SEOTY)

The Student Employee of the Year awards aim to recognise and promote the outstanding contributions and achievements of students who combine part-time work with their study commitments. We also recognise excellent employers in our Student Employer of the Year category. Along with the prestige of being nominated for an award, you will also get to attend an Awards Ceremony with the chance to win the award, as well as prize money! Nominations for the SEOTY Awards 2024 are now open!
SEOTY Award winners with balloon arch

Award Categories 2024

We have five award categories to recognise and celebrate the achievements of our student employees (Both on-campus & off-campus) 

Click on the categories below to learn about the criteria for each award. Then hit the yellow 'make a nomination' button to access the online form.

Closing date for nominations is Sunday 3rd March 2024, but don't delay get your nominations in early!!!


Above and Beyond Award

Quite literally what it says on the tin! We are looking for exceptional students who consistently go above & beyond for the organisation they work for.
SEOTY Above and Beyond Award, mountain with flag graphic

Step Up to Leadership Award

This award aims to identify and recognise the leaders of tomorrow, today. Has a student mentored/supervised, led by example or went above the call of of duty?
SEOTY Step up to Leadership Award icon, person climbing a mountain

Self-Employed / Freelance Award

In the last few years we have seen a huge increase in the amount of students with entrepreneurial spirit!
SEOTY Self-Employed / Freelance Award icon, computer screen and mug

Internship Award

We want to hear about students who have made a positive impact to an organisation through their internship.
SEOTY Internship Award icon, identity badge

Team of the Year Award

We want to hear about groups of part-time students who have shown excellent team working and communication skills to come together for a shared project.
SEOTY Team of the Year Award,icon hands graphic

Employer of the Year Award

This is an award to recognise excellent student employers who provide students with opportunities to learn and excel in the work place.
SEOTY Employer of the Year icon, rosette graphic


Top Tips 

Whether you choose to do a written nomination or record a video here are some top tips for submitting a strong nomination:

  1. Include examples of achievements from the student.
  2. Evidence the positive impact the student has made on an organisation.
  3. Be creative – make your nomination stand out.
  4. Be specific! Give strong examples.