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
Highly commended: Emma Warner, YSIS student at All Saints Roman Catholic School
Outstanding Contribution: York Mathematical Excellence Club (y=mx+c) YSIS project
Highly Commended: Cycle the Solar System
Outstanding Contribution: JRF Dementia Friendly Film Guide for Business @work project team
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
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!