Rewards and Recognition

Rewards and Recognition


Volunteer Awards

By logging your volunteering hours and skills as a Community Volunteer, Rep or as a Committee Member of a Club or Society, you will be able to achieve a Bronze, Silver or Gold Volunteer Award:


Award Criteria

Bronze: 25-49 hours and 4 skills from separate skills categories

Silver: 50-99 hours and 6 skills from separate skills categories

Gold: 100+ hours and 10 skills from separate skills categories


Your Volunteer Award(s) will be presented at our annual SU Awards or will be available to collect at the end of the academic year, or can be requested to collect yours at any time.

Please note that our Volunteer Awards can be contributed towards between 1st August and 31st July.

To start working towards your next Volunteering Award, start logging your hours and skills and skills now:


Log My Hours and Skills


Skills Transcript

The hours and skills you record will also go onto an automatically created and individualised Skills Transcript, alongside a record of any volunteer awards you have achieved. This personal record creates a log of all your volunteering experiences which you can help you reflect on everything you have achieved and learnt, can help you write your CV and help you to prepare for future job interviews.


To download your personalised Skills Transcript, please click on the tab below:


Download My Skills Transcript

Why should I Download My Skills Transcript?


Volunteer of the Month

Have you, or a fellow ARU student gone above and beyond what is expected of them by demonstrating exceptional commitment, dedication or effort in their volunteering role? If so, nominate them for one of the following Volunteer of the Month Awards!

All winners of a Volunteer of the Month Awards recieve a certificate and a Volunteer of the Month branded water bottle and will automatically get nominated for their respective SU Award.

To discover our recent Volunteer of the Month Winners and to nominate a student today, click the tab below:


Nominate for Volunteer Of The Month


Anglia Ruskin Employability Programme

Once you have logged your skills and hours, take the next step onto the Anglia Ruskin Employability Programme and get a free accredited qualification from the Institute of Leadership Management (ILM). To learn more about the Programme and learn how to get started, click the tab below:


Anglia Ruskin Employability Programme


Vice Chancellor's Student Leader Award

The Vice Chancellor's Student Leader Award is awarded annually to 6 exceptional students who have dedicated thier time to extra-curricular activities whilst studying at Anglia Ruskin University. If you have one of our Volunteer Awards, this counts towards the point criteria! The award is worth £1000 and you will receive a framed certificate at your graduation ceremony. To learn more, click the tab below:


Vice Chancellor's Student Leader Award