Are you the Black Heritage Undergraduate of the Year?
We’re searching UK universities to find the outstanding Black Heritage Undergraduate of the Year. Are you driving positive change within your community, breaking down barriers and leaving a legacy or are you an inspiring role model, excelling in your field?
You could win up to three weeks’ work experience at Sky, collaborating with professionals across a variety of business areas. You’ll gain a fantastic insight into life at Sky and receive one-to-one coaching and networking opportunities during your time with the company.
Sharon Adebola | King's College London | Politics
David Ameyaw | University of Exeter | Law
Effie Armah-Tetteh | University of Oxford | Literae Humaniores
Canaan Brown | Birmingham City University | Art and Design
Jesy Luyengi | University of Manchester | Mathematics with Financial Mathematics
Samuel Ola Loughborough University | Business Analytics
Mary-Grace Oludoyi | London School of Economics and Political Science | Law
Sanchia Sylvester | Queen Mary University of London | BSc Computer Science and Mathematics
Rachelle Wabissa | University of Bath | Applied Social Studies
Annabelle Woghiren | Queen Mary University of London | Law and Politics
To enter you need to:
- be an undergraduate student at a university in the UK
- be from a black heritage background
- have the right to work in the UK after graduation
What makes an award winner?
We’re not looking for any academic criteria for this award. We are much more interested in you as a person. We’re looking for a winner who is driven to make an impact, whether that’s driving positive change in the community, breaking down barriers and leaving a legacy or being a visible role model for others.
Our winner will:
- be driven and passionate about what you do
- rise to challenges and be able to quickly focus on finding a solution
- be an enthusiastic collaborator and supporter of others
- strive for simpler, smarter, faster and better
- be unafraid of working hard and pushing yourself to achieve more.
Crucially, our winner will be able to articulate how they share Sky’s values:
- Be forward-looking & restless − we believe in building a better tomorrow.
- Be creative & action-orientated − we believe in new ideas and making them happen.
- Be customer-led & simplifying − we believe in making things better and simpler for our customers.
- Be collaborative & inclusive − we believe we are better when we all work together.
- Be fair & responsible − we believe in doing the right thing.
How do I win?
Submit by 31.01.22
Sky and the Black Heritage Undergraduate of the Year Award
Europe’s leading media and entertainment company Sky has ranked number one for the first time ever on The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers List 2019/2020. Serving 23 million customers across six countries, our 32,000 employees help connect customers with the very best of sports, news, the arts and our own award-winning, original content. Sky technology, including Sky Glass, Sky Q, NOW and much more, allows customers to watch what they want, when they want, how they want, and connects millions of families to content they love. We are a leading voice in tackling big global issues. We were the first media company in the world to go carbon neutral in 2006. Now we’re taking it a step further: we’re going net zero carbon by 2030. Sky is also a proud employer – signed up to disability confident and a Race at Work signatory, as well as being recognised by The Times, Stonewall and now as the UK’s most Inclusive Employer.
Interesting work. Proper responsibility. Genuine connections. At Sky, you can count on an action-packed learning experience. As well as skills and training, our graduate programme gives you the support and freedom to grow into a great future leader.
Why an award specifically for black heritage students
We celebrate diversity. No matter how inclusive we think we are at Sky, we can always do more, and we can always be better. Because different people with different perspectives make Sky a better business. Our customers are incredibly diverse, so we should be, too. We want you to fully embrace being yourself. Whoever you are. Wherever you’re from.
That’s why we’re committed to a target of ‘20 and 5, by 2025’. 20% Black, Asian and Minority ethnic representation and 5% black representation.