Ossila Student Employee Receives 2019 Regional SEOTY Award


Posted on Thu, May 30, 2019 by Ashley Wong

Oluchi Emenike being presented with the SEOTY award for commercial impact

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that an Ossila student employee, Oluchi Emenike, has won a Regional award for Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) in the Commercial Impact category. This is the third time that one of our student employees has won a SEOTY award! Read about our previous SEOTY award-winning students.

The SEOTY awards have been held annually in the UK since 2002. As the UK’s largest student awards, they honour the extraordinary contributions and accomplishments of students who have flourished in combining their academic and part-time work duties.

Oluchi is a Customer Service and Finance Assistant at Ossila. In her academic life, she hails from a pure STEM background, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. She was drawn to this role at Ossila due to her keenness for developing commercial acumen and gaining customer service experience.

Oluchi successfully became competent at her role in an impressively short amount of time. She quickly became proficient in the unique communication style required by the nature of her role. Moreover, she demonstrated impeccable initiative by providing suggestions for system-wide implementations to improve the efficiency of several operating processes – ultimately enabling Ossila to increase customer satisfaction.

For the reasons above, Oluchi is the Regional (North East UK) winner of the SEOTY Award for Commercial Impact. She will go on through to compete at the National SEOTY Awards, which will be held later this summer.

The Ossila team is very proud of Oluchi's accomplishments, and would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to her. Our aim is always to empower our student employees to go above and beyond, and we hope to continue doing so! 

Author: Ashley Wong


Hailing from a Psychology background, Ashley has an MSc in Organizational/Work Psychology from the Sheffield University Management School. Prior to joining Ossila, Ashley worked with two multi-national organizations, researching emotional labour in the life insurance industry. In 2017, she successfully led the process of writing & applying for a prestigious Institute of Physics Business Innovation Award, which resulted in Ossila winning its first-ever industrial award.