Student information

Student receiving a Celebrating UWE Talent award

Key information for students regarding the Celebrating UWE Bristol Talent Awards including the nomination process, key dates and frequently asked questions. 

Nomination process

Award categories

Students can be nominated in one of the following categories:

Undergraduate Intern of the year

Our Undergraduate Intern of the Year Award recognises students who have undertaken a summer internship and have exceeded employer expectations. Nominations are based on feedback from employers with nominees then invited to submit a reflective piece on their experience.

Nomination process

  • This has now closed to nominations. Employers who have recruited an intern, placement student and/or volunteer are issued a feedback form. All employers completing this form have the opportunity to nominate their student for one of our prestigious awards at Celebrating UWE Bristol Talent should they believe their student has exceeded expectation.
  • Nominated students are then invited to submit a personal statement describing their experiences.
  • All submissions are assessed and a shortlist of five nominees per award is created.
  • The shortlisted submissions are sent to the sponsor for review. Each sponsor will select the winners.

Sustainability Student of the Year

Bristol was the European Green Capital for 2015 and, since then, there have been many sustainability opportunities for students. This prize specifically awards and recognises the important contribution made by students and graduates within the sustainable arena, eg activity which was related to energy, nature, recycling or sustainable food and transport.

Nominations process

  • This has now closed to nominations. Students who wished to apply were required to complete a personal statement.
  • All submissions are assessed and a shortlist of five nominees per award is created.
  • The shortlisted submissions are sent to the sponsor for review.

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. UWE Bristol Enterprise offers support for students to set-up and run their own businesses through schemes such as an eight-week funded summer enterprise internship and self-employed placements.

Nominations process

  • This has now closed to nominations. Nominations were captured on the Enterprise Internship feedback form.
  • All submissions are assessed and a shortlist of five nominees per award is created.
  • The shortlisted submissions are sent to the sponsor for review.

Social Entrepreneur of the Year

The Entrepreneur of the Year Award recognises outstanding contribution and progress by a student Social entrepreneur through one of our social enterprise support programmes. UWE Bristol Enterprise offers support for students to set-up and run their own social enterprise, offering funding through our try-it, do-it and build-it grant award schemes and tailored support for budding entrepreneurs through Goodlab South-West, a partnership project between UWE Bristol and the University of Bristol.

Nominations process

  • This has now closed to nominations. Students who wished to apply were required to complete a personal statement.
  • All submissions are assessed and a shortlist of five nominees per award is created.
  • The shortlisted submissions are sent to the sponsor for review.

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. Awards include:

  • Faculty of Business and Law Placement Student of the Year.
  • Faculty of Environment and Technology Placement Student of the Year.
  • Faculty of Health and Applied Sciences Placement Student of the Year.

Nomination process

  • This has now closed to nominations. Employers that recruited a placement student are issued a feedback form and they have the opportunity to nominate their student for one of our prestigious awards should they believe their student has exceeded expectations.
  • Nominated students are then invited to submit a personal statement describing their experiences.
  • All submissions are assessed and a shortlist of five nominees per award is created.
  • The shortlisted submissions are sent to the sponsor for review. Each sponsor will select the winners.

Global Experience Student of the Year

This award acknowledges the importance of our students who have taken the jump and gone global! As we now operate in a global economy the demand for students to demonstrate their global awareness has never been more important. As quoted by top international employer Price WaterHouse Cooper: “What global companies look for are people who can take a global perspective. If students have demonstrated they can work with other cultures and teams, that’s a big plus for us”.

Nominations process

  • This has now closed to nominations. Students who wished to apply were required to complete a personal statement.
  • All submissions are assessed and a shortlist of five nominees per award is created.
  • The shortlisted submissions are sent to the sponsor for review.

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. In turn the nominated students have developed a wide range of fantastic skills which will benefit them in their future careers.

Nominations process

  • This has now closed to nominations. Students who wished to apply were required to complete a personal statement.
  • All submissions are assessed and a shortlist of five nominees per award is created.
  • The shortlisted submissions are sent to the sponsor for review.

Career Development Programme Student of the Year

The aim of the Career Development Programme Student of the Year prize is to celebrate the student’s achievements and enable them to reflect on their learning. Ultimately this should inform and enhance future job applications.

Nominations process

  • This has now closed to nominations. Students who wished to apply were required to complete a personal statement. 
  • All submissions are assessed and a shortlist of five nominees per award is created.
  • The shortlisted submissions are sent to the sponsor for review.

UWE Bristol Futures Award of the Year

Taking part in the UWE Bristol Futures Award will help you learn new skills, gain confidence and improve your graduate job prospects. The aim of the UWE Bristol Futures Student of the Year prize is to celebrate these achievements and help you to reflect on what you’ve learnt. Ultimately this should inform and enhance your future job applications.

Nominations process

  • Nominations open Thursday 4 August 2016 and close on Friday 25 November 2016.
  • Enter for the UWE Bristol Futures Award of the Year via InfoHub by completing an ‘elevator pitch’ if you have completed your Award by Monday 31 October 2016.
  • All submissions are assessed and a shortlist of five nominees per award is created.
  • The shortlisted submissions are sent to the sponsor for review.

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. We produce Filmmakers and Historians, Teachers and Actors, Writers, Designers and Artists to name a few. The ACE Work Student of the Year Award 2016/17 celebrates your achievements and enables you to reflect on your learning, which will ultimately inform and enhance your future career.

Nominations process

Key dates

  • September – November 2016 – students invited to write reflective pieces/pitches, shortlisting occurs and finalists decided by sponsors.
  • From week commencing Monday 5 December 2016 – all entrants are notified if they have been selected as a finalist. Finalists will receive their invitation to the awards ceremony on this date.
  • Friday 23 December 2016 – finalists must have completed and returned their invitation.
  • Week commencing Monday 30 January 2017: Finalists must attend one of our ‘Winners Briefings’. These will be held at Frenchay Campus.
  • Sunday 15 February 2017: ‘Celebrating UWE Bristol Talent’ Awards night at the Exhibition and Conference Centre (EEC).

Frequently asked questions

What prizes do winners and finalists receive?

All prize winners will receive a financial award.

All finalists will receive recognition on your HEAR record (Higher Education Achievement Report), which this documentation records and tracks your achievements and progression including your degree award and can prove a useful tool as you embark on your chosen career.

Furthermore, all finalists will be invited to attend our ‘Celebrating UWE Talent’ Awards night accompanied by two guests of their choice.

When and where are prizes awarded?

All prizes will be awarded to finalists at a ceremony on Thursday 9 February 2017. We kindly request that all finalists attend this celebratory evening which will include a two course dinner, opportunity to network with numerous businesses and presentation of prizes.

Am I allowed to bring guests and if so, who should I invite?

All finalists are invited to bring two guests of their choice to the awards night. In previous years, finalists tended to be accompanied by parents and/or friends.

Do I need to register and confirm my attendance for ‘Celebrating UWE Bristol Talent’?

All finalists will receive an email confirming their selection as finalist no later than Monday 5 December 2016. At this point, finalists will be required to complete a registration form highlighting:

  1. Their details and dietary requirements.
  2. Guest details and dietary requirements.

Registration forms need to be returned by Friday 23 December 2016.

Will details about the evening be provided in advance?

Information about the evening will be provided largely via email. However, we encourage all finalists to attend one of three briefings which will provide a more detailed overview of the evening. Details of these will be provided on the registration form.

If I have a question throughout the process, where should I go to seek help?

Please direct all queries regarding Celebrating UWE Bristol Talent via 'My Questions' which you will find on InfoHub, specifying ‘Celebrating UWE Bristol Talent’ as the Topic.

Who may enter a submission for the 2017/18 Celebrating UWE Bristol Talent Awards?

The following students are eligible to participate in our 2017/18 Celebrating UWE Bristol Talent Awards which will be held in February 2018:

Related links

A screenshot of the Celebrating UWE Bristol Talent Flickr gallery

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