Celebrating UWE Bristol Talent to take place on 15 February 2018

Issue date: 14 February 2018

Celebrating UWE Bristol Talent, an annual event at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) takes place this Thursday 15 February 2018 at the Exhibition and Conference Centre on Frenchay Campus.

The event recognises the outstanding achievements of UWE Bristol's talented students in various work-based employability activities and is an important way of acknowledging and rewarding their work with key employer partners.

These include award sponsors, employers who have nominated their students and those who have actively engaged with UWE students throughout the academic year.

Associate Head of Employability and Enterprise – External Relations, Hannah Newmarch said, “Our prestigious annual event honours the outstanding achievements of our students in various work-based employability- related activities. We want to recognise our students' contributions and give them the opportunity to celebrate with their family, friends and our employer partners.”

This year, UWE Bristol received 300 entries from over 9000 students who are eligible to apply for one of the 10 awards.

Prizes include Undergraduate Intern of the Year Award that recognises students who have undertaken a summer internship and have exceeded employer expectations.

There are also awards for Placement Students of the Year, based on employer feedback, in three of UWE Bristol's four Faculties.

Other categories include Sustainability Student of the Year, Entrepreneur of the Year, Social Entrepreneur of the Year, Global Experience Student of the Year, Volunteer Student of the Year and Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries and Education Student of the Year.

Winners and runners-up receive cash prizes and official recognition from the University.

Celebrating UWE Bristol Talent's lead sponsor is Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S), an organisation that is part of the Ministry of Defence (MOD). Other sponsors include TMP Worldwide for the Gala Dinner, SLX as Audio & Visual Sponsor and Creditcall as supporting sponsor.

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