Students make their mark at TARGET awards

Edinburgh students have made an impression at the TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards.

Seven students were shortlisted in four of the seven categories - management, languages and construction, engineering and design and the female undergraduate award.

The awards celebrate the UK's best undergraduates in academic disciplines and in categories such as future leaders.

Awards are judged on a combination of academic excellence, online assessments, written communication and interpersonal skills.

The shortlisted students were Michelle Bolten and Emma Yule in the Female Undergraduate Award; Zoe McCleery in the Management Award; Siri Pantzar and Emma Therer in the Languages Award and Alexander Baekelandt and Lucy Stephenson in the Construction, Engineering and Design Award.


The 2015 competition attracted entries from 3500 students from more than 130 universities.

The awards were launched in 2009.


The TARGETjobs Undergraduate of the Year Awards are the only undergraduate awards in the UK and are widely recognised by graduate recruiters.

Each category is sponsored by a recruiter who provides a paid internship for the winner of their award.

2016 Competition

The entry process starts with four online tests which take up to two hours.

Students who perform best are selected for the second stage which involves an interview and a meeting with other finalists at an assessment centre.

Students are then invited to the awards event in London where the winner is announced.

The closing date for the 2016 competition will be in February.