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Friday, April 19, 2013

Undergraduate of the Year

This blog follows a different format to our usual round up as today is the Undergraduate of the Year Award ceremony where 120 finalists become 12 award winners.




What are the awards?
The TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards were launched four years ago to identify and celebrate the UK’s best undergraduate in specific areas.  The awards categories are:

The Undergraduate of the Year Award for Commercial Excellence – sponsored by Nestle
The IT and Computer Science Undergraduate of the Year Award – sponsored by Marks and Spencer
The Engineering Undergraduate of the Year Award – sponsored by e-on
The Law Undergraduate of the Year Award – sponsored by Mayer Brown
The Management Undergraduate of the Year Award – sponsored by Enterprise Rent-A-Car 
The Construction Engineering and Design Undergraduate of the Year Award – sponsored by Laing O’Rourke
The Arts and Humanities Undergraduate of the Year Award – Sponsored by Barclays Wealth and Investment Management
The Low Carbon Undergraduate of the Year Award – sponsored by EDF Energy 
The Mathematics Economics and Finance Undergraduate of the Year Award – sponsored by Gazprom
The Female Undergraduate of the Year Award – sponsored by Rolls Royce
The First Year Undergraduate of the Year Award – sponsored by Ernst & Young
The Future Business Leader of the Year Award – sponsored by Mars

Every year thousands of undergraduates are tested through a series of online assessments, which are then followed by assessments centres run by the sponsoring organisations. Only ten people make the shortlist for each category and are invited to a glitzy awards ceremony held in London where the winners are announced.

And this is where we are today at The East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf, feeling the tension. Here we will be live tweeting @ugradoftheyear letting everyone know who the shortlists are and who Sir Trevor McDonald announces as the winners – if you are interested in finding out, stay tuned on Twitter.

Hope you all join us in congratulating the shortlists for making it this far and the winners for making it to the top J

To keep our usual structure, we round up this week’s blog with the latest graduate job deadlines next week. 
Lots are coming up on Sunday 21 April.