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Congratulations to Zahra Zahid: Winner of the Student Employee of the Year Awards 2015

First Year PhD Student Zahra Zahid who works in Professor Annalena Venneri’s Translational Neuropsychology Group has won a University of Sheffield Student Employee of the Year Award in the category “Off Campus Above and Beyond”.  Moreover, Zahra has been chosen to go through to the Student Employer of the Year 2015 national level of the competition.ZZ.jpg

The Student Employee of the Year Awards is a national competition that aims to recognise and promote the outstanding contributions and achievements of students who combine part-time work with their study commitments. Employers are asked to nominate their exceptional students in three different categories; Above and Beyond, Step Up to Leadership and Commercial Impact, these can be either working on or off campus.

Zahra has won the regional award for her work as an A-level Biology Tutor at Oak Tree High School. Zahra said: "I am very grateful to be nominated. Teaching the children, I realised that I have a passion for it. This is something I wouldn’t have found out without taking this part-time job.”

The national award ceremony takes place on Thursday 2nd July in Liverpool – good luck to Zahra and all our University of Sheffield candidates at national level.

To find out more about the Student Employee of the Year Awards visit: and watch the video to hear what this year’s winners had to say