TWO University of Chester students who proved to be worth their weight in gold in the workplace have been honoured in the On Campus Student Employee of the Year awards.
After both being placed in posts through the university’s UniJob scheme, Chris Beck and Marion Ankcorn were nominated for the award which recognises the outstanding contributions and achievements of students who combine part-time work with their studies.
Winner Chris Beck, who studied graphic design, was appointed to oversee a creative project for The Hot Room, based on the Warrington campus.
The Hot Room brings creative talents – from advertising to video production – under one roof and allows recent graduates and students to work with academic staff and business partners.
Christopher led a team of five students in the creation of a series of graphic display panels for The Hot Room, combining his graphic design and communication skills to deliver designs that illustrate the main strengths of the Warrington campus.
Kate Sillitoe, senior lecturer in visual communication and digital media, who nominated Christopher, said: “Chris worked alongside senior members of the university and was always very professional, organised and extremely committed.”
Runner-up Marion, who studies nutrition and dietetics, supported the university’s careers and employability department during staff shortages and proved to be a valuable asset to the team.
Marion, from Neston, adapted quickly to a varied work load which ranged from conducting student surveys and negotiating work shadowing visits with employers, to creating proposals to improve service to students.