Sussex team shortlisted for 'Best University Placement Service' award

The Careers and Employability Centre (CEC) has been celebrating this week, as their Placements Team have been shortlisted for the ‘Best University Placements Service (over 100 placements)’ at the National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards.

All types of undergraduate employment are included in the category, and Sussex was able to demonstrate excellence in supporting students to gain one-year professional and industrial placements, internships in the UK and abroad, and work-shadowing.

The nomination highlights both the breadth and depth of opportunities available, and the positive impact that they have on students from all schools of study.

The Sussex team were invited to the judging day, which was held at the Marks & Spencer headquarters in London.

Claire Colburn, CEC Placements Manager, and Dinda Jelita, a third-year Economics and Management Studies student who participated in the China Internship Programme, pitched to the NUE awards team demonstrating why Sussex should win the award, and highlighting what makes the service so innovative and unique.

CEC’s Placements Team work with students from all schools of study at Sussex. They also collaborate closely with the Placements Officers in the School of Business Management and Economics to support students to apply for, and secure placements.

This award nomination recognises the excellent work of the team in both student engagement and forming a highly effective service focused on one-team working.

Claire said: “The CEC Placements Team have been supporting students in undergraduate employability for five years, which is still relatively recent compared to many universities. We are thrilled to be recognised for building an excellent service in such a short space of time, and for our commitment to ensuring that the student experience is outstanding.”

Sussex is shortlisted alongside De Montfort, Lancaster, Leeds and Huddersfield Universities. The winner will be announced at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards on 23 February 2018. 


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Last updated: Thursday, 14 December 2017


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