2019 Winners

Zainab Tasneem
BA (Hons) Forensic Accounting
Student Voice
“Zainab’s inspiration has certainly had an impact on the amount of time others spend at University and also the amount of time spent revising. I know that with her encouragement students will spend more time benefiting themselves and learning more. Zainab is very respected and in turn people follow her lead which ultimately inspires them to be a better version of themselves.”

Jamie Johnson
MSc Entrepreneurship
Impact on the Sheffield City Region
“Jamie’s determination to use enterprise to create a social impact inspired his colleagues on the course to develop their understanding of the homelessness issue. Together with the SHU Enactus committee Jamie developed a project which aims to provide rough sleepers with a kit of essentials. By working on the project, students developed their awareness of the many ways in which enterprising behaviour can lead to social change. Jamie took a leadership role in the project.”

Lynsey Appleton
BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management
Impact on the Global Community
“Lynsey set up the Erasmus Placement Link Scheme. This scheme aims to help those SBS students who are studying abroad on an Erasmus Exchange whilst looking for a placement to remain motivated in their placement search. Lyndsey has organised events for all students looking for a placement, to give them relevant skills in relation to finding roles, online assessments, telephone interviews and CV writing.”

Harvey Morton
BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise Management
Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
“Harvey is a successful student and entrepreneur and runs a digital agency which offers social media management and web design as well as influencer outreach and media production services. In 2018 Harvey won the Association of Independent Professionals & the Self-Employed (IPSE) award for Young Freelancer of the Year. He successfully juggles assignment deadlines with client commitment and runs networking events for students and graduates interested in entrepreneurship.”

Lisa Allen
BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise Management
Placement Rep of the Year
“Lisa has been a highly engaged placement representative who has helped organise and deliver support sessions for current level 5 students seeking a placement. She has taken the initiative to go in to classes to inspire and motivate students by sharing her experience of her placement at IBM and the exciting opportunities she got to be a part of.”

Matthew Hadfield
BA (Hons) Accounting and Economics
Inspiring Individual
“Matthew has overcome personal challenges to become a very confident, mature member of SBS. He sets himself a very high standard of attainment, has a fantastic attitude and genuinely wants himself and his peers to succeed both in class and in their collective futures. Matthew continuously engages with his studies through extra-curricular activities. It is difficult to pinpoint ‘one thing Matthew has done’, because he is continuously inspiring. He sets a standard that all students should aspire to.”

Anna Nuttall
BA (Hons) Languages with International Business Studies
Alumni of the Year
“The Global Graduate Employability Project puts in touch final year Language degree students with SBS Language alumni for group interviews on employability matters. Anna was very generous with her time and went out of her way to help our students. The students in Anna’s group felt extremely lucky to have had the chance to meet her and said she had made them realise that “dream jobs” are completely within their reach. ”

Eleanor Walters
BA (Hons) Business and Enterprise Management
Placement Employee of the Year – Department of Management
“Eleanor has taken on not only the equivalent of a full-time role, but has fully engaged herself in the “Emerald City” part of the business, which is set up to bring colleagues together on a more personal level through charity events or team-building activities. Being able to organise the logistics of this kind of operation alone is a reflection of her skills and capabilities.”

Jack Davidson
BSc (Hons) International Finance and Banking
Placement Employee of the Year – Department of Finance, Accounting and Business Systems
“Jack stood out within the industry during the interview process and he demonstrated a clear passion for the banking sector. Upon joining the team in June, he put together an entire dashboard of reports which are incorporated within the monthly steering committee which includes presenting these reports to our CEO and CFO”

Ameesha Haneef
MSc Food Consumer Marketing and Product Development (with Work Experience)
Placement Employee of the Year – Department of Service Sector Management
“Ameesha hit the ground running from day one! She is a relentless and quick learner and can readily take on unfamiliar tasks. Ameesha has a solution orientated mind-set and will tackle any problem big or small. She has a very proactive, can- do attitude and delivers a very high standard of work.”

Ella Watson
BA (Hons) Business Studies
SBS Student Society Leader
“The Business and Management Society went from having a challenging start to the year with both the President and Vice President stepping down, to a great society with a positive new President who wanted the best for the society and wanted to get everyone involved. Ella made every member feel included in the society and made sure everyone was happy with their roles and responsibilities before moving forward.”

Food and Nutrition Society
SBS Student led Society of the Year 2019
“The Food and Nutrition Society have engaged members from all levels from L4 through to L7 postgrads. They have had a mix of social events and more educational and practical events like Night with the Tutors, a workshop at Depot Bakery and the Food and Mood breakfast. Event attendees have commented these types of events have expanded their knowledge and given them opportunities to create a better connection with their tutors and students from other levels.”

Harrie Wood, Jonathan Birse, Joseph Fath, Sabrina Jones, Madeleine Wilkinson, Ellie Watts, Daniel Shipman, Joshua Simpson, Rhianne Rees, Callum Chambers-Clarke, Catherine D’Henin, Emily Childs, Maja Jaroszewska and Tia-Marie Abbott
Courses include: BA (Hons) Languages with International Business (Spanish), BA (Hons) International Business with Spanish, BA (Hons) International Business with German, BA (Hons) Languages with Tourism (Spanish), BSc (Hons) International Tourism Management
We Are SBS
“These students showed outstanding levels of support during the tragic circumstances around their fellow student, James Walton’s death. James was a Languages student who passed away during his placement year in Spain in March 2018. The students were close friends of his and some worked alongside him on placement too. Their reaction was truly remarkable and heart-warming. They all rallied round James’s Mum and Uncle, providing them with support that goes on to this day. They have kept in touch with them, attended charity events held in James’s name and more. James received a posthumous Diploma in HE which was collected by his Mum at the November 2018 graduation ceremony. The students accompanied James’s Mum and Uncle to the event, and celebrated James’s graduation together with other Language staff and students. They made a great, uplifting celebration event of the day for James’s family. ”