The Student Achievement Awards are RGU:Union's annual celebration of the outstanding work and commitment of student volunteers, societies and groups. RGU:Union provides a huge number of opportunities for students to get involved, and each year thousands of students join these groups and volunteer tens of thousands of hours to supporting students, running events and improving the student experience. There are a wide range of awards that are open to students and societies.


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Society of the Year

The Society of the Year Award goes to a student group which has shown incredible growth and impact on the student community and exceeded the normal expectations for societies. These groups have shown initiative, gained acclaim and inspired others.

Guidance for Society of the Year nominations

  • What activities has the society undertaken that are exceptional and have has a positive impact on students?
  • How has the society developed and grown over the past year?
  • What impact does the work of the society have?
  • What evidence or examples is there for the work of the society?

Academic Society of the Year

The Academic Society of the Year Award goes to a group which has provided significant benefit to the academic learning of other students. The society has been exceptional in developing new ideas, supporting students, gaining recognition and excelling in the year.

Guidance for Academic Society of the Year nominations

  • What activities has the society undertaken that are exceptional and have has a positive impact on students?
  • How has the society developed and grown over the past year?
  • What impact does the work of the society have?
  • How has the society helped students in the academic lives?
  • What evidence or examples is there for the work of the society?

Non-academic Society of the Year

The Non-Academic Society of the Year Award goes to a society that has excelled at providing a fun yet engaging student experience for it’s members and those who have participated in it’s events or programmes.  The society has been exceptional in developing engaging events, providing a worthwhile experience for it’s members and gained recognition in the wider RGU community.

Guidance for Non-academic Society of the Year nominations

  • What activities has the society undertaken that are exceptional and have has a positive impact on students?
  • How has the society developed and grown over the past year?
  • What impact does the work of the society have?
  • How has the society helped students in the extra-curricular and social lives?
  • What evidence or examples is there for the work of the society?

Most Improved Society

The Most Improved Society Award is given to a group which has shown remarkable development in increasing engagement, launching new initiatives, and overcoming challenges to show an inspiration improvement in the activities of the group.

Guidance for Most Improved Society nominations

  • What activities has the society undertaken and have had a positive impact on students?
  • How has the society developed and grown over the past year and what challenges has it faced?
  • What impact does the work of the society have?
  • What evidence or examples is there for the work of the group?

Volunteering Project of the Year

The Volunteering Project of the Year Award is given to a project that brings together an exceptional amount of committed RGU students volunteering, that has allowed for excellent skills development and resulted in a remarkable impact on the community.

Guidance for Volunteering Project of the Year nominations

  • What has the volunteering project aimed to achieve and how much effort was involved in setting it up?
  • What impact has the project had on others?
  • How has the project help develop others and how will it be sustained?
  • What evidence or examples is there for the work of the group?

 

Full Scarlet Award

The Full Scarlet Award is given to our most outstanding and highest achieving students involved in extra-curricular activities. This award is for exceptional students who have shown incredible commitment, initiative, and leadership and been an inspiration to others.

Guidance for Full Scarlet nominations

  • What roles has the nominee been involved in, and how have they gone above and beyond the expectations of the role?
  • What initiatives, projects or developments has the nominee made to the group or project and how much effort has went into the group?
  • What impact has the nominee had on the group or project, students or the community?
  • What evidence or examples is there for the work of the nominee?

Half Scarlet Award with Continued Excellence 

The Half Scarlet Award with Continued Excellence Award is given to exceptional students who have shown a significant level of engagement and contribution to extra-curricular activities as well as initiative and leadership in developing their student group.

Guidance for Half Scarlet with Continued Excellence nominations

  • What roles has the nominee been involved in, and how have they gone above and beyond the expectations of the role?
  • What initiatives, projects or developments has the nominee made to the group or project and how much effort has went into the group?
  • What impact has the nominee had on the group or project, students or the community?
  • What evidence or examples is there for the work of the nominee?

Half Scarlet Award

The Half Scarlet Award is given to highly committed society members and volunteers who are a core and respected participant in their student group and been valuable in the running of the group and in the development of new ideas and projects.

Guidance for Half Scarlet nominations

  • What roles has the nominee been involved in, and how have they gone above and beyond the expectations of the role?
  • What initiatives, projects or developments has the nominee made to the group or project and how much effort has went into the group?
  • What impact has the nominee had on the group or project, students or the community?
  • What evidence or examples is there for the work of the nominee?

Recognition

The Recognition Award is given to celebrate the highly valuable contribution of students in extra-curricular activities. These students have played a key role in running groups and projects and shown a great level of commitment beyond expectations.

Guidance for Recognition nominations

  • What roles has the nominee been involved in, and how have they shown commitment?
  • What contribution to the group or projects has the nominee made and how has it benefited others?
  • What evidence or examples is there for the work of the nominee?

Certificate

The Certificate is given to thank students who have given their time and effort to extra-curricular activities and participated and supported the activities of the group.

Guidance for Certificate nominations

  • What has the nominee been involved in and how have they contributed?
  • How has the contribution from the nominee benefitted the student groups members?
  • What evidence or examples is there for the work of the nominee?

 

Volunteer of the Year

The Volunteer of the Year Award is given to our most outstanding volunteer who has shown a remarkable contribution to student projects and shown real initiative and leadership and has had a significant positive impact on others from their work.

Guidance for Volunteer of the Year nominations

  • What roles has the nominee been involved in, and how have they gone above and beyond the expectations of the role?
  • What commitment has the individual made to volunteering and how much effort have they put into a role or project?
  • What impact has the nominee had on the group or project, students or the community?
  • What evidence or examples is there for the work of the nominee?

Society Person of the Year

The Society Person of the Year Award is given to an individual who has demonstrated exceptional commitment to establishing, running or developing student societies. They are well respected leaders and their work has had a notable benefit on the society.

Guidance for Society Person of the Year nominations

  • What roles has the nominee been involved in, and how have they gone above and beyond the expectations of the role?
  • What commitment has the individual made to volunteering and how much effort have they put into the group?
  • What impact has the nominee had on the group or project, students or the community?
  • What evidence or examples is there for the work of the nominee?

ResLife Assistant Award

The Reslife Assistant of the Year Award is given to a ResLife Assistant who has shown exceptional commitment to the role, gone above and beyond in welfare, events, or innovation and has had a significant positive impact on fellow team members and residents.

Guidance for the ResLife Assistant Award nominations

  • What activities as part of the ResLife Assistant role has the individual been involved in, and how is it exceptional?
  • How has the individual assisted or guided others in a way that makes them a good leader?
  • What has the impact of this individual been on the team or wider group of residents?
  • What evidence or examples of this are there for the exceptional work of this individual?

 

Student Engagement Award

The Student Engagement Award is given to an individual or group that has achieved an outstanding level of interest and involvement from a diverse group of students and been able to create lasting engagement and impact.

Guidance for the Student Engagement Award nominations

  • What activities has the group or individual been involved in, and how have they gotten people involved?
  • What has the group done to get a diverse selection of students actively involved?
  • What has the impact of the group or individual been?
  • What evidence or examples is there for the work of the individual or group?