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Student Woman of the year 2018 Launchpad - Closed US

Student Woman
of the Year

in association with

The winner for 2018 is Madeleine Pownall!

We were truly awed by the fantastic nominations we received—you're all incredible—but Maddi's just seriously impressed our judges.

Head over to The Edit to find out more about this legend, AKA the winner of the very first UNiDAYS Student Woman of the Year award in association with Missguided.

Look out for more incredible opportunities with UNiDAYS, they're coming soon!

We're your biggest cheerleader

Here at UNiDAYS, we believe in students—you're the future and you deserve a voice! But despite all the progress made for gender equality we know there's still a way to go, for example female graduates still earn less than their male counterparts. Not fair. Not cool. We want you to feel empowered like the absolute boss you are.

MISSGUIDED want everyone to smash their goals and reach for the stars no matter what their gender. We pledge to inspire female confidence, motivate self-esteem, champion female empowerment and challenge beauty standards. We're devoted to promoting empowerment for every gender and the freedom to #keeponbeingyou as we think it's a really great look.

What they'll get

The winner of UNiDAYS Student Woman of the Year will get £2000!

Four runners-up will receive £100 plus £100 to spend at Missguided.

The winner and runners-up will be filmed to share their stories. They'll also be invited in for a day of mentoring and Q&As with the women at UNiDAYS.

Who we're looking for

In short: a role model for people everywhere

We're looking for female-identifying students in the UK, who've made a real difference to society. This could be any kind of contribution you find inspirational be it social, cultural, political, educational or economic.

Meet the
judging panel

Situl Bains Situl Bains

Situl Bains

UNiDAYS Global General Counsel

Winner of the 2017 Executive of the Year at the Women in Business Awards, Situl has a keen interest in promoting and supporting female entrepreneurship. As part of UNiDAYS SMT, Situl leads our Legal team, providing expert advice on internal and external operational matters.

Mai Fenton Mai Fenton

Mai Fenton

UNiDAYS Marketing Director EMEA

While her career has been centered around marketing, Mai has always had a passion for people, championing diversity, talent development and gender equality, with a natural ability to spot potential. She is and has been a mentor to people at all levels.

Tamara Castelli Tamara Castelli

Tamara Castelli

UNiDAYS Head of Data and Insights

Having recently been recognised in the inaugural "Twenty in Data", an initiative launched by Datatech Analytics and non-profit organisation, The Female Lead, Tamara is passionate about making the world data-driven and the opportunities this creates for developing individuals in their careers.

Nicola White Nicola White

Nicola White

Missguided Head of Affiliates

Over the last 10 years Nicola has forged a career in Performance Marketing, previously running a 70 strong department of affiliate marketers and guiding their early stage careers, post graduation. She now looks after the Affiliate & Student performance channels at International fashion brand Missguided.

Phoebe Gormley Phoebe Gormley

Phoebe Gormley

Founder of Gormley & Gamble

Dubbed Saville Row's Queen of Style, Phoebe was listed in Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2017 for her contribution to the Arts. Most recently she's set up Female Founders Presents, a not-for-profit to support and empower fellow female entrepreneurs, while simultaneously helping women of the developing world improve their lives and those of their families.

Award nominations

8 March 2018

Entries open

1 April 2018

Entries close

18 April 2018

Shortlisted candidates are invited to meet with the panel

7 May 2018

UNiDAYS Student Woman of the Year announced!

How to enter

Fill in the form, telling us who your nominee is and why they deserve to win.