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.
Please see winners, runners up and sponsors for each category.
Undergraduate Intern of the Year
Kimberley Slater – 72 Point
Ellie Sussex – UWE Bristol
Liana Smuk – UWE Bristol
Samuel Whitlock – Premier Cottages
Sponsored by Opus Professional Services Group
International Talent Intern of the Year
Viyada Maneejam – British Corner Shop
Hoang Tran – Pukka Herbs
Asrafizra Christine Theama Anak Kunjang – BIPSCO Ltd.
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
Ahmed Al-Nussairi – Marengo Applied Technologies
Brent Oldfield – Voltric Electric Vehicles Ltd.
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
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
Hanaa Kahtan – Facilitator at Changes Bristol
Tina Gosden Couzens – Mental Health Volunteer at Clubhouse International, Norway.
Sponsored by Midas Group.
Mentee of the Year
Cidella Brown – Mentor: Laura Rowlands; Associate Director at Speed Communications
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
Emily Thomas – Reflections on the unseen: An insight into the lives of young workers in Poland – Project Lead
Kimberley Slater – 72Point: Creative Accounts Intern
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
Henry Serlin – Siemens: IT Business Analyst
Thomas Higgs – CGI: Threat Analyst
Sponsored by Zircon Software.
Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences Placement Student of the Year
Paisley McManus – Frenchay Brain Rehabilitation Unit: Student Psychologist
Hannah Birgani - Plymouth Marine Laboratory: Research Assistant
Rimsha Ahmed – Royal Berkshire Hospital: Biomedical Scientist
Sponsored by Sirona Healthcare
Faculty of Business and Law Placement Student of the Year
Olivia Simpson – Mattel: Brand Activation Intern
Danny Morison – MOD Defence, Equipment & Support: Project Controller (PPDS)
Alexandra Stone – MOD Defence, Equipment & Support: Project Controls/Scheduler
Sponsored by People Scout UK.