Final year PhD student Sankar Sivarajah from Brunel Business School, supervised by Prof Zahir Irani, was recently awarded Runner Up in the “Brunel International Student Employee of the Year” category at the Brunel University “Student Employee of the Year” Awards. He was also recognised for his contribution as part of the “Student Team of the Year” at Brunel. Congratulations!
The awards are part of the 2013 National Student Employee of the Year competition. Brunel University submitted a total of 32 nominations to the 2013 National Student Employee of the Year awards; the 5th highest number of submissions amongst all UK Universities.
Sankar as a Senior Student Mentor for Brunel Residences was recognised for his contribution in providing excellent support service to the 4,500 or more students adjusting to university life. His responsibilities included conflict management, support and advice to new students in Brunel residences, co-ordination of welfare events as well as promoting and encouraging a sense of community amongst the students. Sankar spent two years in this role from 2011 to 2013.
Sankar works part-time as a Research Associate at Brunel Business School on a European Union funded project and is no stranger to hard work, having also been awarded the Best Overall Paper Award at the BBS Doctoral Symposium in March 2013.