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Each year we love to celebrate the outstanding achievements and contributions of our students through the Student Employee of the Year Awards (SEOTY). These awards are dedicated to students who have impressively combined part-time work (20 hours or less) with their study commitments. The SEOTY awards also recognises student employers, as you can’t have amazing student employees without fantastic student employers.

The SEOTY awards are organised by NASES (National Association of Student Employment Services). The University of Bath is proud to be a member of NASES and welcomes nominations for our students in this year’s SEOTY awards.

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Raly, a student employee explains more about SEOTY

Results for 2019

14 nominations were submitted from campus and off campus employers this year, including 3 'Best Team' nominations and 8 in the category of giving 'Above and Beyond'.

In April, we recognised all nominations at a celebration event on campus, enjoying some light refreshments and presenting each employee with a certificate before our panel of 3 judges chose the winners for each category who will go forward to the regional stage of the competition.

Two of our students were then also recognised at the regional stage,.
This meant that in early July 2019  we were invited to the National Awards Dinner, with our students in with a chance of being crowned student employee of the year in their respective categories.

With over 550 nominations submitted to NASES this year, to be selected to be in the final 18 students is an amazing achievement of which we are so proud!

Commercial Impact 

Ellie André:
Ellie worked with the Student Recruitment team at the University of Bath as a Social Media Ambassador, excelling in showcasing life as a Bath student, creating blog posts and video content produced and filmed herself.  Ellie's vlogs attracted significant levels of engagement with the prospective student audience, increasing traffic to the blog portal by 300%.  She even had some of the vlogs shared by external organisations such as Student Finance!  Of her nomination Ellie said

“I didn’t realise that the work I was doing could have such an impact!  It taught me how to be confident in front of a camera, to trust my ideas, and how to adapt my communication skills to new audiences. I’m thankful to have had this experience”

Above and Beyond 

Raliza Naydenova:
Raly worked with SU Jobs during her final year of her politics with economics degree.  The role involved posting part time positions on the SU Jobs website, creating promotional materials and social media content, as well as liaising with local businesses and University departments.  Her reation to getting to the National Stage of the competition:

' I was ecstatic!  Receiving this recognition was one of the highlights of my year, giving me confidence when looking for graduae jobs and a lovely way to end a challenging year.'

Congratulations to both Ralitza and Ellie for being such superstars- excelling at work as well as in your studies,

See how we did in 2017

15 nominations were submitted to SU Jobs from both on campus and off campus employers. 5 local winners went on to the Regional Judging Panel, of which 3 student nominations were then put forward to the National Judging Panel, two of whom received a Highly Commended certificate. All winners were invited to attend a Talent programme and enjoyed an evening awards dinner.

Step Up To Leadership (on Campus)

2017 Award winners

William Lay: “Receiving this nomination is a real joy! Working both as a Caller and Supervisor as part of Telethon is fantastic, getting to talk to so many Alumni, as well as helping play a part in the Alumni Fund’s support of so many people and projects. It’s wonderful to have been part of a team for so many Telethons and be considered for an award as a result.”

Employer: “During telethon shifts he managed the fundraising team, motivating them, managing discipline issues, handling technical difficulties and mentoring fundraisers, helping them to achieve better performances. He is … one of the best in my team at training and mentoring, always willing to sit down with a fundraiser, unpick their technique and help them to understand how they can be more effective.”

Institutional winner (nominated by Liz Foot, Fundraising Officer, Development and Alumni Relations), Regional winner and submitted to National finals.

Photo: Student Development Manager, Becky Gallagher with the University of Bath’s SEOTY Regional Winners, Eden Munro, Pippa Rogan & Will Lay at the National Finals dinner, Nottingham, 29 June 2017

Job Shop

Eden Munro: "Being nominated for this award is a real honour; it is fantastic that our employers have recognised the efforts that student staff put in."

Employer: “…is an exemplary worker who can always be relied upon to provide the support needed within a busy office… his flexibility, reliability and strong work ethic… is also exemplified by the work he has done for the University's Volunteer office… he was responsible for helping to organise and run donor recruitment events, training new volunteers… displayed his creative side... by designing a range of promotional materials including flyers, posters for Wessex buses, and a snapchat filter for the Big BUCS event.”

Institutional winner (nominated by Lou Milligan, SU Jobs), Regional winner, submitted to National Finals and received a Highly Commended certificate.

Above and Beyond (off Campus)

Nathan Fernandes with winners

Pippa Rogan: “I was surprised to be nominated for this award, but of course very happy. It is nice to know that the hard work pays off and is appreciated.”

Employer: “As the director has a physical impairment, effective communication and teamwork is paramount… she was instantly able to capture the unique business idea with a passion and successfully conveying this to customers. Within 6 months of launching Dynamically Awesome, we have turned over a healthy profit… exceptional employee taking pride in all her work… using her creativity to enable the director to take an active role despite his impairment… using her creative skills to ensure that children have the best time possible.”

Institutional winner (nominated by Nathan Fernandes of Dynamically Awesome), Regional winner, submitted to National finals and received a Highly Commended certificate.

Photo: Off Campus student employer Nathan Fernandes of Dynamically Awesome with the University of Bath’s SEOTY Regional Winners at the National Finals Dinner.