Black Heritage



Are you the Black Heritage Undergraduate of the Year?

We’re searching UK universities to find the outstanding Black Heritage Undergraduate of the Year. Are you driving positive change within your community, breaking down barriers and leaving a legacy? Or are you an inspiring role model, excelling in your field?

To enter you need to:

  • be an undergraduate student at a university in the UK
  • be from a black heritage background
  • have the right to work in the UK after graduation


What could you win?

You could win a fully tailored, multi-week bespoke work experience at Sky based on your interests. You’ll gain fantastic insights into life at Sky, collaborate with professionals across a variety of business areas, receive one-to-one mentoring and gain networking opportunities during your time with the company. You will have the option to be fast-tracked through to summer internship or graduate opportunities.


What makes an award winner?

We’re not looking for any academic criteria for this award. We are much more interested in you as a person. We’re looking for a winner who is driven to make an impact, whether that’s driving positive change in the community, breaking down barriers and leaving a legacy or being a visible role model for others.

Our winner will:

  • be driven and passionate about what you do
  • rise to challenges and be able to quickly focus on finding a solution
  • be an enthusiastic collaborator and supporter of others
  • strive for simpler, smarter, faster and better
  • be unafraid of working hard and pushing yourself to achieve more.

Crucially, our winner will be able to articulate how they share Sky’s values:

  • Be forward-looking & restless − we believe in building a better tomorrow.
  • Be creative & action-orientated − we believe in new ideas and making them happen.
  • Be customer-led & simplifying − we believe in making things better and simpler for our customers.
  • Be collaborative & inclusive − we believe we are better when we all work together.
  • Be fair & responsible − we believe in doing the right thing.


Sky and the Black Heritage Undergraduate of the Year Award

Europe’s leading media and entertainment company Sky, serves 23 million customers across six countries. Our 32,000 employees help connect customers with the very best of sports, news, the arts and our own award-winning, original content.

Sky technology, including Sky Glass, Sky Q, NOW and much more, allows customers to watch what they want, when they want, how they want, and connects millions of families to content they love.

We are a leading voice in tackling big global issues. We were the first media company in the world to go carbon neutral in 2006. Now we’re taking it a step further: we’re going net zero carbon by 2030.

Sky is also a proud employer – signed up to Disability Confident and a Race at Work signatory, as well as being recognised by The Times, Stonewall and now as the UK’s most Inclusive Employer.

Interesting work. Proper responsibility. Genuine connections. At Sky, you can count on an action-packed learning experience. As well as skills and training, our graduate and internship programmes gives you the support and freedom to grow into a great future leader.

Why an award specifically for black heritage students

We celebrate diversity. No matter how inclusive we think we are at Sky, we can always do more, and we can always be better, because different people with different perspectives make Sky a better business. Our customers are incredibly diverse, so we should be, too. We want you to fully embrace being yourself. Whoever you are. Wherever you’re from.

That’s why we’re committed to a target of ‘20 and 5, by 2025’. 20% Black, Asian and Minority ethnic representation and 5% black representation.


How do I win?



Online tests


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Your details must be submitted and all online tests completed by 9am on Tuesday 30 January 2024

If you are successful in getting through to the next stage, you will hear from us by 28 February 2024


If you pass the online tests and successfully make it to the next stage, you will be asked to complete a video interview.

Grand final

The final shortlist of ten students will be invited to the awards ceremony on 26 April 2024, where the award winners will be announced.

Review application