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Edge Hill honours employability champions at annual careers awards ceremony

May 23, 2024

Edge Hill University has recognised students, staff, alumni and businesses who have demonstrated an exceptional commitment to employability at its annual careers awards.

Awards in 12 categories were handed out in front of a 160-strong audience, which included  students, staff, alumni, employers and voluntary organisations.

Two special recognition awards – one for contributions to employability and the other for achievement – were also handed out on the night, held at the University’s Ormskirk campus.

The awards celebrate the hard work to improve employability amongst Edge Hill students and graduates and increase work-related skills.

Head of Careers and Graduate Employability, Becka Colley-Foster said: “At Edge Hill, we’re passionate about equipping our students with the skills and confidence they need to thrive in their chosen careers.

“Each year, we’re continually impressed by the dedication, innovation, and commitment to employability shown by our students, staff, charities, and business partners. These awards celebrate those achievements and showcase the incredible results that can be achieved through placements, work experience, and collaborative efforts.”

The winners are:

Individual Awards

Student Volunteer of the Year

Student Employee of the Year

Graduate Employee of the Year

Alex Winstanley

Alumni Award

Sandwich Placement Student of the Year

Work-Related Learning Student of the Year

Special Recognition of Contributions to Employability Award

  • Winner: Sharon McAvoy

Special Recognition of Achievement Award

  • Winner: Jimmy Rimmer
Edge Hill University's Learning Technology & Development Team

Organisation/Team Awards

Student Employer of the Year

  • Winner: Edge Hill University Learning Technology & Development Team
  • Runner-Up: School Food Matters
  • Runner-Up: P34B

Graduate Employer of the Year

  • Winner: British School of Kuwait
  • Runner-up: BDO
  • Runner-up: Enterprise Mobility
Lancashire Special Constabulary Volunteers

Student Volunteer of the Year (Team)

  • Winner: Lancashire Special Constabulary Volunteers (Peter Brown, Elliott Cocking, Bradley Blane-Russell, Nicole Hartley, Harry Clayton.
  • Runner-up: Primary Student Academic Mentors

Best Department for Employability including Employability Lead of the Year

  • Winner: Department of Computer Science (Lindsay Cumiskey)
  • Runner-Up: School of Law, Criminology and Policing (Jennifer Giblin)
  • Runner-Up: Women’s and Children’s Health
West Lancashire Council Business Engagement Team

Work-Related Learning Organisation of the Year

  • Winner: West Lancashire Council Business Engagement Team
  • Runner-Up: Blackpool FC
  • Runner-Up: Edge Hill Apprenticeship Team

Student Employee of the Year (Team)

  • Winner: RSPB Student Biology Interns (Verity Carr, Marco Dobson, Ethan Mitchelle-Innes, Charlotte Devaney, Vichea Balch)
  • Runner-Up: Library and Learning Services Student Advisors
  • Runner-Up: Student Life Campus Connectors

Edge Hill’s Careers Team offer a wide range of services from advertising jobs and volunteering opportunities to careers advice and help with applications. Information on how to access all these services can be found on the Edge Hill website.

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May 23, 2024


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