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Societies: Want your society to win awards? Look no further.

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Committee Member of the Month. (ARU Students' Union - Volunteering)

Has a committee member you know contributed to the success or development of a society this month? Why not put in a nomination today? You can nominate yourself or a fellow committee member. There are prizes, certificates to be won each month! Nominate a CMotM here.

And that’s not all you can nominate for, know a great volunteer, or have been working in the local community we have more fab volunteering awards out there too! Nominate here for all volunteering awards.

Get recognised for your efforts!



SU awards (ARU Students' Union)

These are a fantastic experience, and a great end goal to work towards in your society. Check out the awards Categories here. Many societies attend this event in large groups as an end of year party for the society and some (if your society financially does well) even pay for some group tickets for the society members to come too!

Last year’s winners of our Best Society have written a fantastic Article you can see here about how it feels to win. Nominations usually open around April but if you come to our monthly forums and read the society newsletter you will find out about these key dates nearer to the time.




National Societies Awards (NUS awards)

The National Societies Awards celebrate the outstanding contribution of student groups and societies to their campus and wider community. Last year ARU Students’ Union Midwifery Society – Chelmsford was nationally shortlisted twice! It’s a fantastic achievement, and last year the society were able to attend the event with a 3 course meal and great trip to Cardiff! Why not make this your society!

Awards are great fun!



Society Rewards Scheme (ARU student's Union - Societies)

This award is for societies who are now affiliated and want to take their society development a little further, it’s really simple to apply and gives your society the recognition it deserves as a whole. In each category you are entered into a prize draw for society funds, and gain a crest on your web page.  There are only a few requirements that the society needs to meet and it’s all online and super easy! You have probably already met a lot of points in Freshers Week!




Vice Chancellor's Award (ARU)

Are you a final year student? Each year Anglia Ruskin University publicly celebrates and rewards outstanding contributions made to the achievement of our ambitions. If you’ve demonstrated a positive attitude and done something e.g. run a society, or large event which is ambitious, imaginative and collaborative, ARU want to hear all about it. They can award up to 8 awards each year, with a monetary value of £2000* each. The award may be take in cash** or used (subject to agreement) to purchase equipment, make charitable donations, etc. Successful nominees will also receive an invitation to a prestigious event to celebrate their achievement where they will be presented with a framed certificate and a lapel pin. Find out more on how to apply here.

All together, these awards make one fantastic CV!



Find out more about all the benefits of running a society, from First Aid Training, to Volunteering Manuscripts to support your CV, email


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