Have you had an award winning placement experience?

  • Has your placement provider gone over and above the call of duty? 
  • Do you feel supported and encouraged in your development? 
  • Have you benefited from your employer’s knowledge and experience?

If your placement provider deserves to shine - nominate them for a Northern Star Business Award! 

What are the Northern Star Business Awards?

Organised by Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Robert Gordon University, the Northern Star Business Awards recognise the achievements of the best and brightest North East businesses. 

Find out more about the Northern Star Business Awards

Why get involved?

The Placement Award: 

  • Highlight the contribution North East employers make to the student experience
  • Recognise successful collaborations between RGU and industry
  • Raise the profile of your placement provider
  • Identify your placement provider as a leader in training, skills development and talent management
  • Boost the morale of your placement colleagues 

This is the region’s largest business awards event and an excellent opportunity for you to become more involved in the local business community!

What do I do?

To nominate your Placement provider you need to complete a short form and submit it to your Placement Office. Please contact the relevant Placement Office for a copy of the form.
The closing date is 5pm on Friday 27 April 2018. 

Finalists will be announced in June, with the winners announced on Thursday 27 September 2018 at the Northern Star Business Dinner.  

Who is eligible?

The Awards are open to all businesses in the City and Shire region. 

Students who are or have been on placement during the academic year 2017/18 are invited to make a nomination.

Contact your placement office to check eligibility and request a nomination form! 


Aberdeen Business School, School of Creative & Cultural Business and The Law School  – absplacements@rgu.ac.uk, 01224 263069

BSc (Hons) Nutrition, BSc (Hons) Applied Biomedical Science, BSc (Hons) Forensic and Analytical Science and BSc (Hons) Applied Sport and Exercise Science – placement.destech@rgu.ac.uk, 01224 262344 

School of Computing Science and Digital Media, School of Engineering, Gray’s School of Art and Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment - placement.destech@rgu.ac.uk, 01224 262344

Find out more about the Northern Star Business Awards and use the #NSBAwards and #TimeToShine hashtags on Twitter.

Read a blog by RGU student Katie Shaw who nominated her placement provider for a  Northern Star Business Award