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Student Employee of the Year Awards (SEOTY)

The philosophy of the Student Employee Of The Year (SEOTY) is to recognise all student employees who successfully combine study with part-time or temporary work.

Our 2022 Winner was Yasmine Fosu, nominated by Deborah Mitchell from RJ Working.

Read Yasmine's winning nomination 2022

The 2022 Student Employee of the Year Awards

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Overall Winner: Yasmine Fosu

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Category Award Winners

Business Impact: Ozz Wills

Community: Rebecca Jeavons

Leadership: Andrew Wilson

Innovation: Hannah Matthews

Employer: Patrick Huang at MeatFreed

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All Photos from the Event at Streatham

SEOTY 22 pdf (pdf)

SEOTY 2022

Employer Wall of Fame 

 

The 2022 nominations were made by employers from the following companies:

RJ Working (who wrote the winning nomination in the 2022 Awards) 

MeatFreed (Patrick Huang from Meatfreed won Employer of the year in the 2022 Awards)

TQR, Total Quality Recruitment (received the most nominations from Students at the University of Exeter)

Hatless Studios

Apis First

Foundation Media

Cornwall Wildlife Trust

Concious Creatives

University of Exeter

University of Exeter Students' Guild

The 2021 Student Employee of the Year Awards

 

 

Full 2021 SEOTY details 

Nominations in the different categories:

Business Impact - student has improved commerce or commercial viability or business processes. Listen to ‌Rob Court, Change Manager at the Univeristy of Exeter talk about his nomination for the Digital Ambassador Team in the 2021 Business Awards.

Leadership - student has demonstrated leadership qualities. Watch Senior Information Officer Clare Johnson talk about her Leadership nomination for Jodie Bispham as a Career Zone Information Assistant.

Community - student has improved community engagement or similar. The Digital Learning Assistants were nominated in the category by Alexandre and Colleagues, here are Lizzie and Angelica, who contributed to the nomination, talking about their nominated Student Staff in this category.

Innovation - student has successfully brought a new idea to the working environment. Business School SEAS College Coordinator Melanie Nearchou talks about her nomination for Leon Davidson in the Innovation category and his role as the WIE employability ambassador in 2021.

 

2020 Student Employee of the year Awards

 

And our 2020 winner: Alexander Griffiths

‌Read Alexander's AG WInning Nomination for his work at Devon Doctors and the SEOTY 2020 Nominees.

 

2019  Student Employee of the year Awards

2018 Annual Celebration of Student Staff took place in the Career Zone, The Forum in May 2018. 

  • For a visual guide take a look at the  SEOTY 2018 Gallery https://www.flickr.com/gp/165180957@N06/8aS7oa  for photos from the celebration event. Well done to all SEOTY nominees and winners.
  • A huge thank you to everyone who took part in the competition and nominated a student staff member or employer!
  • Thank you our Sponsors: Comptoir Libanais, Puerto Lounge and The Canopy.

2017 Annual Celebration of Student Staff took place in the Career Zone, The Forum in May 2017. 

  • For a visual guide take a look at the  SEOTY 2017 Gallery https://flic.kr/s/aHsm1u4P6z  for photos from the celebration event. Well done to all SEOTY nominees and winners.
  • A huge thank you to everyone who took part in the competition and nominated a student staff member or employer!
  • Thank you to Amy McCarthy, a SW Glass Artist for providing recycled glass gifts for the event.

2016 Annual Celebration of Student Staff took place in the Career Zone, The Forum on the 16 May 2016. 

  • For a visual guide take a look at the  SEOTY 2016 Gallery for photos from the celebration event.
  • A huge thank you to everyone who took part in the competition and nominated a student staff member or employer!
  • Thank you to Amy McCarthy, a SW Glass Artist for providing recycled glass gifts for the event.

 The 2015 Annual Celebration of Student Staff took place in the Career Zone, The Forum on the 23 May 2015. 

  • The full 2015 SEOTY results breakdown is available with names of all student and staff nominees at the University of Exeter and lists of our winners and runners up.
  • For a visual guide take a look at the  SEOTY 2015 Gallery for photos from the celebration event.
  • A huge thank you to everyone who took part in the competition and nominated a student staff member or employer!
  • Thank you to Amy McCarthy, a SW Glass Artist for providing recycled glass gifts for the event.

The 2014 Annual Celebration of Student Staff took place in the Career Zone, The Forum on the 22 May 2014. 

  • Exeter had 87 nominations in 2014. Over 150 students were nominated as an exceptional employee in team and individual categories.
  • Please see the 2014 Nominations and Winners‌ for a full breakdown and SEOTY 2014 Gallery for phots from the event.
  • A huge thank you to everyone who took part in the competition and nominated a student staff member or employer!
  • Thank you to our sponsors Luscombe and Portlebay for providing gifts for the event.

The 2013 Annual Celebration of Student Staff took place in the Career Zone, The Forum on the 15th May 2013.

  • Exeter had 77 nominations in 2013. Over 100 students were nominated altogether.
  • See the Student Employee Nominations and Winners 2013‌ for a full breakdown.
  • A huge thank you to everyone who took part in the competition and nominated a student staff member or employer!
  • Thank you to our sponsors Luscombe for providing gifts for the event.

If you would like to discuss getting involved in SEOTY please contact: J.C.Hardwick@exeter.ac.uk

Having this award on my CV was a great talking point in interviews, with employers often curious to know more. It was a great opportunity to be able showcase the time and effort put in to working part time whilst completing my degree.

Will Peshall, 3rd year Geography 2015

I have a huge respect for all students who work alongside their degree. Your university years can be very busy, full of degree, socialising with friends all on top of looking after yourself. To those who have a job as well as all this is something to be really proud of. Many congratulations to those who have been shortlisted, it’s so exciting to be rewarded for all the hard work you have put in- well done!

Rosie McDonagh, Vice-President Activities, University of Exeter Students' Guild 2019