Do you know a SEOTY winner?
We have been running the SEOTY competition since 2002, so we thought it would be interesting to take a look back at our past winners. We've tracked a few of them down to find out more about what happened to them after winning the Student Employee of the Year Award and we'll be featuring them throughout future competitions so look out for them!
- Photographs from the 2017 SEOTY awards
- Photographs from the 2016 SEOTY awards
- Photographs from the 2015 SEOTY awards
- Photographs from the 2014 SEOTY awards
- Photographs from the 2013 SEOTY awards
- Photographs from the 2012 SEOTY awards
Click on the link to view the pictures from previous SEOTY winners!
Nabeela Mowlana, University of Sheffield Hallam
Jo Miguens and Shaquille Trotman, University of Portsmouth
Adam Hughes, University of Durham
Lewis Yates, University of Sheffield
A civil engineering student working as an Alumni Fund Student Caller who has made a massive impact in a very challenging area. He helped raise thousands of pounds and took a leading role in a team of student callers.
Natalie Diver, Newcastle University
An amazing PR student who went above and beyond on so many levels, an outstanding nomination favoured by all judges.
Kevin Valdelievre, Aberdeen University
There is more to part-time jobs than just bars and fast food places. If you look hard enough you can find work that is completely different to the typical student part-time job. I'd like to say a big thank you to my nominator Jennifer Lindsay at Skene House. I learned so much working with her.
Mark Graham, University of Greenwich
Now studying BSc in computer science, It did help me get an interview for a summer job within the business school. I had several notable facebook friend adds from CMS University management. And it has helped me raise awareness of the Disabilities I have with people that have asked about it.
Carol Radlett, University of Gloucester
Now Front of house manager for The Frogmill Hotel, Cheltenham
It proved to prospective employers you worked hard and could achieve the end goals. The award enabled me to shine above other candidates in a job, and for this it has lead me to my perfect job where I have now been nominated for another hotel and catering award for Front of House Manager of the Year.
Adam Sumar-Tarmohamed, Brunel University
Now Finance Assistant with Avalon Entertainment
I thought 'what an amazing achievement to win among 100s of others' but then the news came that I was selected as the national winner! This is a great honour.
Emmanuel Amoah, University of Hull
Now a Risk and Controls Analyst for Zurich International Life Ltd.
I think having the SEOTY on my CV was very attractive to employers and got me where I am at the moment. At interviews I ensured I emphasised the award to market myself as the very best and most eligible candidate for the job.
Olusegun Adetunji, Liverpool Hope University
Now a Programme Management Officer at HSBC
Olu copes extremely well with the diverse array of problems and social situations he has encountered. His enthusiasm (even in the most trying of circumstances) is nothing short of irrepressible, only matched by his discipline, dilligence and motivation.
Jonathan Lewis, University of Nottingham
Now working as a solicitor for Linklaters, SEOTY helped me because it gave recognition to the fact that it is possible to combine work and full-time study. In my early days, people would often comment that I seemed more mature and professional than my age would suggest, and this is in part due to the professionalism and working discipline that comes from having experience of a working environment whilst studying.
Natalie Muldoon, Liverpool John Moores University
Now Executive Officer working for the Government
Winning SEOTY in 2005 definitely added real value to my employment opportunties. both of my subsequent employers eommented on how they saw the award as a unique attribute, which set me aside from other candidates. haveing the award on my CV gave me confidence attending interviews. I see it as quantative proof that I am committed to making a difference within whatever organisatin I work for.
Anna-Lisa Bergstrom Allen, University of Sussex
Now Senior Producer with Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
It showed that I had been recognised for both my academic achievement and my commitment to my job, as well as being able to manage both studying and working at the same time. I was incredibly honoured to have won it! There’s no doubt in my mind that my employers were impressed when they saw it on my CV.
Abbas Manji, Loughborough University
He is ambitious, a hardworker and always wanting to succeed... Abbas often goes beyond his duties to get the best results and to achieve the best.
from Abbas' nominator
Jamie Flint, Sheffield Hallam University
Now Commercial Manager with BT Openreach
I always wanted to stand out from the crowd and having an award on your CV as a graduate for employment is definitely a talking point with employers. I was privileged to be given the award and I encourage others to look for opportunities to stand out and succeed in their aspirations.