National success for Sheffield Hallam Students at the Student Employee of the Year Awards 2014

After having their outstanding contributions recognised at region level for the Student Employee of the Year Awards, two Sheffield Hallam University students have gone on to have their achievements recognised at national level.

The National Association of Student Employment Services (NASES) recently held their annual conference and awards dinner at Brunel University, London.

The NASES event is designed to recognise and promote the outstanding contributions and achievements of students who combine the balance between employment and study.

English student, Jessica Dodds was announced as a national winner in the ‘Off Campus Above and Beyond category’ for her work at marketing and training consultants Keep Your Fork. Jessica was presented with a certificate and received a cash prize of £100.

Jessica said: “I am so proud and thankful for the award and it’s fantastic that awards like this exist to recognise some of the amazing and inspiring work ethic of students today.

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Jessica Dodds receiving her certificate with Faye Smith, Director of Keep Your Fork.

Business Economics student, Ben Plimley was awarded a Highly Commended ‘Off Campus Step Up to Leadership’ award at national level for his work at BSKYB. Ben was highly praised by his manager for achieving results expected from a permanent member of staff in a managerial position.

Castor Merino Perez was also awarded the ‘Highly Commended award’ at regional level for his work as Student Ambassador in the Careers and Employment Centre at Sheffield Hallam University.

Sheffield Wednesday FC were regional winners for the ‘Student Employer of the Year.’ They were nominated by Computing Forensic and Security Technologies student, Joshua Wright, who said without the experience he gained with Sheffield Wednesday he would not have achieved the grades he did in his course.

Student Employer Co-ordinator, Victoria Bacon was named as ‘best newcomer’ to NASES.

The event, which ran on the 8-9th July, was a great opportunity for students to make new connections and discuss employability with other like-minded students and winners.

Sheffield Hallam University would like to give a big congratulations to all the award winners for their hard-work and dedication.