Award winners

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019/20 Celebrating UWE Bristol Talent Awards.

Endorsed by our employer sponsors, winners and runners-up receive cash prizes and official recognition from the University.

2019/20 winners

Please see winners, runners up and sponsors for each category.

Undergraduate Intern of the Year


Kimberley Slater – 72 Point

Runners up

Ellie Sussex – UWE Bristol

Liana Smuk – UWE Bristol Opus logo

Samuel Whitlock – Premier Cottages 

 Sponsored by Opus Professional Services Group

International Talent Intern of the Year


Viyada Maneejam – British Corner Shop

Runners up

Hoang Tran – Pukka Herbs

Asrafizra Christine Theama Anak Kunjang – BIPSCO Ltd. Gradlink UK logo

Sponsored by GradLink

Entrepreneur of the Year

The Entrepreneur of the Year award recognises outstanding contribution and progress by a student entrepreneur through one of our enterprise support programmes.


James Gamlin – Escapismo

Runners up

Ahmed Al-Nussairi – Marengo Applied Technologies

Brent Oldfield – Voltric Electric Vehicles Ltd. Lhi logo

Sponsored by LHI.

Global Experience Student of the Year

This award acknowledges the importance of our students who have taken the jump and gone global.


Oliver Groombridge – Nike: Sales & Data Analysis, The Netherlands 

Runners up

Leva Jankeviciute – Volunteering for Project Zulu, South Africa

Sami Ullah – Black Swan Hostel, Barcelona

Volunteer of the Year

The Volunteer of the Year award recognises exceptional student volunteers who have made an outstanding contribution to a voluntary or not-for-profit organisation, making a real impact on their work.


Ed Garrett – various roles at MusicSpace, Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust, Babbasa and The Hive

Runners up

Hanaa Kahtan – Facilitator at Changes Bristol

Tina Gosden Couzens – Mental Health Volunteer at Clubhouse International, Norway.

Midas logoSponsored by Midas Group.

Mentee of the Year


Cidella Brown – Mentor: Laura Rowlands; Associate Director at Speed Communications

Bristol Water logo

Runners up

Gobad Hassan-Hamde – Mentor: Ian Cadogan; Senior Managing Lawyer at Environmental Agency 

Mariam Bangura – Mentor: Ann Underwood; Director, Financial Planning & Analysis at DE&S

Sponsored by Bristol Water

Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education Student of the Year

This award celebrates the creative problem solving and tenacious attitudes of our students who often choose to challenge themselves in order to develop their skills.


Alice Beresford – Alice Lily: Business Owner

Runners up

Emily Thomas – Reflections on the unseen: An insight into the lives of young workers in Poland – Project Lead

Kimberley Slater – 72Point: Creative Accounts Intern Teaching personnel logo

Sponsored by Teaching Personnel.

Faculty of Environment and Technology Placement Student of the Year

These awards are designed to recognise the outstanding achievements of our UWE Bristol students during their sandwich placements, with nominations based on feedback from their employers.


Lucy Coade – Egress Software Technologies Ltd: Software Developer

Runners up

Henry Serlin – Siemens: IT Business Analyst

Thomas Higgs – CGI: Threat Analyst Zircon logo

Sponsored by Zircon Software.

Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences Placement Student of the Year


Paisley McManus – Frenchay Brain Rehabilitation Unit: Student Psychologist

Runners up

Hannah Birgani - Plymouth Marine Laboratory: Research Assistant

Rimsha Ahmed – Royal Berkshire Hospital: Biomedical Scientist Sirona logo

Sponsored by Sirona Healthcare

Faculty of Business and Law Placement Student of the Year


Olivia Simpson – Mattel: Brand Activation Intern

Runners up

Danny Morison – MOD Defence, Equipment & Support: Project Controller (PPDS)

Alexandra Stone – MOD Defence, Equipment & Support: Project Controls/Scheduler

People scout uk logoSponsored by People Scout UK.

Category sponsors 2019/20

  • Bristol Water logo
  • gradlink logo
  • LHI logo
  • midas logo
  • Opus logo
  • People Scout Logo
  • Sirono Logo
  • Teaching personnel logo
  • Zircon logo

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