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The University of Exeter Employment Awards

University of Exeter Employment Awards

The University of Exeter Employment Awards celebrate the achievements of students who are employed alongside their studies and recent graduates undertaking full-time work. The awards provide formal recognition of the hard work, commitment and time management skills required to attain academic success and take active steps towards enhancing employability skills and preparing for the future careers.

Download the 2024 Awards Programme to view all the nominees.

Whether employed through one of our managed internship schemes, such as the Student Campus Partnership or Student Business Partnership, a part-time role or an employability programme such as Green Consultants or Professional Pathways, we want as many students as possible who are undertaking meaningful, paid employment whilst studying, to be recognised for the great work they do.

The same goes for the graduate interns recruited through our Graduate Business Partnership Scheme, who deliver impactful change, provide fresh insight and improve business process for employers across Devon and Cornwall and beyond.

And of course, none of this would be possible without our network of employer partners, who deserve to be given recognition and thanks for the opportunities and support they provide for our students and graduates. 

This is what the University of Exeter Employment Awards do; by providing a prestigious accolade and a yearly awards ceremony, the awards formally celebrate the successful partnerships taking place between the University of Exeter, its students and graduates and employer partners.

Click the links below to view and download photos from the awards:

2024 Employment Awards

2024 Roaming Photo Booth Images


2023 Employment Awards

University of Exeter Employment Awards 2024

Congratulations to the award winners for 2024!

2024 Categories:

Leadership: Beth Lewis, University of Exeter

Innovation: Matt Whitley, RJ Working

Business Impact: Luke Noble, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies

Community: Laurel Brock, Royal Albert Memorial Musuem

Best international intern: Emma Alabi, Perfino Ltd.

Best Team Award: The Career Zone Student Campus Partners (SCPs) - 

Overall Student Winner: Madelaine Barr, Joanne Manville Virtual Assistance

Overall Graduate Winner: Oliver Prato, Devon County Council

*Highly Commended* - Saskia Akermann-Clark, Exeter Innovation

Best Internal Employer, University of Exeter: Clare Johnson and Sharron Curtis, University of Exeter Career Zone

Best External Employer: Nourallah Chakroun, Inspiring Women Network (IWN) Cornwall

Most Engaged Employer: Exeter City Community Trust


Huge thanks to Building Greater ExeterCRM ChampionHamilton Pullen and Pushed who are sponsoring categories in the awards for the second year running.  A very warm welcome to Transdigm Group, Immersive Industry Experiences, and Optimising IT who are joining us as new sponsors for 2024. 


  • Leadership sponsored by Transdigm Group
  • Innovation sponsored by Immersive Industry Experiences (IIE) 
  • Business Impact sponsored by Pushed 
  • Community sponsored by Hamilton Pullen
  • Overall student winner & Overall graduate winner sponsored by Building Greater Exeter
  • Best international intern (new for 2024) sponsored by CRM Champion
  • Best team award (new for 2024) sponsored by Optimising IT
  • Best internal employer & Best external employer - as voted by students (new for 2024) 
  • Most engaged employer - self-nominated by employer (new for 2024)

Employment Awards 2023 - Award Winners 

A huge congratulations to our 2023 winners! 

  • Business Impact Category winner: Pooja Vijay 
  • Community Category winnerHarry Evans 
  • Leadership Category winner: Beth Fraser 
  • Innovation Category winner: Elizabeth Hedges 
  • Employer winner: Sophie Meadows, University of Exeter 
  • Overall student winner: Laura Daniela Perez Chaparro 
  • Overall graduate winner: Harry Evans

And of course, a special mention goes to our 'highly commended' nominees in each of our student and graduate categories: 

  • Highly commended – Business Impact: Isabel Dally, Jennie Linzell, Finn Horden and Laura Daniela Perez Chaparro 
  • Highly commended – Community: Sam Swinerd, Katelyn Wells, Amelia Grove and Rachel Fearn 
  • Highly commended – Leadership: Marley Pradieu, Pierre De Brosses, Abigail Addai and Abigail Lawrence 
  • Highly commended – Innovation: Olivia Williams, Eleanor Cook, Vishwanath Bhave Ravnishankar and Caitlyn Le Roux  

We are so proud of all of our nominees and winners. Every single one of them is so deserving of their nomination, which speaks volumes as to the contributions they have made to their employers. Well done!‌  

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If you have any queries about the University of Exeter Employment Awards, or paid employment opportunities for University of Exeter students and graduates, please contact Becs Lenthall at