Shortlisted Entries For 2019

The CMI HE Awards showcase HE Partners that are delivering excellence and achieving outstanding results in driving student employability and career development.

Winning or being shortlisted provides profile and recognition as a leader in this key area - and strengthens your positioning and messaging for employers and students.

The awards also support universities in profiling outstanding students and in establishing student role models.


graduate icon

CMI Student of the Year Award Winner

Dr Jenna Ross FCMI, Stellenbosch University / University of Aberdeen / Robert Gordon University


Jill Ablett, Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust

Rob Lundgren, Northumbria University


graduate icon

CMI Student Ambassador of the Year Award Winner

Danielle Keeling ACMI, Ernst and Young


Patricia O'Lynn MCMI, Queen's University Belfast

Alexis Pepin, London College of Fashion - University of Arts London


trees icon

CMI Apprentice of the Year Award Winner

Danny Riley CMgr MCMI, Anglia Ruskin University / Barclays plc


Christianah Folasade Awodiji, Manchester City Council

Holly Garrett, IBM / Pearson College London


shaking hands icon

CMI HE Partner of the Year Award Winner

Coventry University


Northumbria University

University of Derby


lightbulb icon

CMI Outstanding Innovation & Delivery Award Winner

University of Huddersfield


Northumbria University

University of Lincoln


globe icon

CMI International Award Winner

Taylor's University


Malaysia University of Science and Technology

University of Derby


Previous Winners 2018

Recognising outstanding achievements.

The CMI HE Awards were launched in 2018 to recognise the talent, dedication and innovation from across CMI's HE partnerships.

The new annual awards programme recognises the higher education institutions that are revolutionising graduate employability.

The categories were judged by a panel of senior business leaders in order to provide a strong employer perspective, and winners were named at the CMI's annual HE Conference held in London on 21st February 2018.

Congratulations to:


CMI HE Partner of the Year 2018

Anglia Ruskin University


Outstanding Innovation and Delivery Award 2018

Coventry University


CMI Student of the Year 2018

Jack Williamson


BA Hons Management and Leadership

Anglia Ruskin University and Barclays


CMI International Award 2018

Universiti Utara Malaysia


CMI Apprentice of the Year 2018

Lucy Cheng


Chartered Manager Degree Apprentice

Manchester Metropolitan University and United Utilities