Careers Celebration Awards 2014

On Wednesday afternoon the Ron Cooke Hub played host to one of the highlights of the year in Careers – the Careers Celebration and Awards 2014! Hundreds of students were invited to celebrate their achievements made through Student Volunteering (York Students in Schools, York Students in Communities, @Work), the Student Internship Bureau, Student Enterprise and the York Award.

As well as showcasing student successes during the year and detailing the programmes involved, a number of students were specially recognised for their commitment and contribution to the projects offered through Careers. With scones and champagne in abundance, the awards got underway, presented by Deputy-Vice-Chancellor, Jane Grenville, and Director of Careers, Liz Smith. Each category featured a highly commended student, as well as the overall award for outstanding contribution.





Shepherd Group Awards for Student Volunteering

Impact Award:

Highly commended: Emma Warner, YSIS student at All Saints Roman Catholic School

Outstanding Contribution: York Mathematical Excellence Club (y=mx+c) YSIS project


Innovation Award:

Highly Commended: Cycle the Solar System

Outstanding Contribution: JRF Dementia Friendly Film Guide for Business @work project team


Commitment Award:

Highly Commended: Bike Story @Work project team

Outstanding Contribution: Owen Hurford


Business and Enterprise awards

 Student Internship Bureau Term-Time Project:

Highly Commended: Elizabeth Wright

Outstanding Contribution: Amy Reeve


Student Enterprise:

Highly Commended: Opemipo Akinsanya

Outstanding Contribution: Charlie Simpson-Daniels

York Award Special Prizes

Contribution to the Arts: Luisa Hohmann

Contribution to Student Societies: Sara Fells

Contribution to Business & Enterprise: Sarah Gamble

Contribution to the Community: Alice Horne

York Award of the Year: Hayley Carr


Whilst the celebration event is an opportunity for us to say thank you for all of your hard work, enthusiasm and commitment to both the University and the wider community of York, it’s also a chance for you to recognise your own achievements and be proud of what you’ve accomplished through your own contributions. Well done to everyone who took part in this year’s Student Volunteering, the Student Internship Bureau, Student Enterprise or the York Award!