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Rewards & recognition


Every year the Students’ Union hosts Awards to celebrate the hard work and achievements you do within your groups.

For Societies, Volunteering Groups, and Student Media Outlets you also can obtain a Trophy Award, an accreditation scheme that recognises groups who represent the Students’ Union values.

On a national level, there is the National Societies & Volunteering Awards (NSVAs) - in 2022 one of our groups were shortlisted for awards!

Students' Union Awards NSVAs
Skills Award

Skills Award is the Students’ Union’s employability programme. When you sign up to Skills Award, you get access to free training sessions and career reflection sessions. You can expect to learn new skills and understand how you present your experience to employers.

To get the Skills Award, you will need to hold (or take on) a role of responsibility within the Students’ Union. You will also be required to complete training sessions and a reflection session.

You can find out more about the skills award here.

Skills Award
Skills you develop on committee

As a student leader you develop multiple skills that are useful in lots of different ways. For example, you will develop organisational skills and communication skills. If you want to discuss identifying the skills you’ve developed get in contact with your staff support.

Request a reference

Being on a committee and actively contributing to your group is great experience for your CV. If you letter to confirm that that you have been a committee member of one of our Student Groups, complete the form below and a member of staff will get in touch. Please allow 10 working days for this to be completed.

Request a reference

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