Awards and Recognition

Your time as a student is an incredibly important stage in your professional development. It is a time to nurture your talents, learn new skills and gain experience of all the different career and life options available to you. We believe you should be recognised for all the extra-curricular activities you participate in to boost your career prospects.

Take a look below at some of the awards and recognitions schemes available to you.

Birmingham Volunteer Awards

Do you know an outstanding individual or group who volunteers in the student or local community?

Celebrate their achievements by nominating them for a Birmingham Volunteer Award!

You can nominate individuals or groups for achievement, dedication, leadership, global impact or volunteer activity provider Awards.

Birmingham Volunteer Awards Logo


Download an application form and the nomination criteria below.

You could nominate:

  • A volunteer project
  • A volunteer in a volunteering group
  • Any student group committee member
  • A Global Buddy
  • Your RA
  • An external volunteer
  • A club captain
  • Your Student Rep
  • A non-sabbatical officer
  • or anyone else who volunteers their own time to help others!

Winners will be invited to attend an Awards Ceremony on the 12th June.


Do you know someone who you believe deserves this award? Please contact us at, or pop into the Jobs, Skills and Volunteering department in the Guild for more information.

SEOTY Awards

Student Employee of the Year (SEOTY) is a national competition set up to recognise and promote the outstanding contributions and achievements of students, who effectively combine part-time work with their study commitments. These awards are at institutional, regional and national levels and are run by the National Association of Student Employment Services. Find out more…


Your opportunities to learn and develop your skills extend far beyond your degree. The award-winning Personal Skills Award (PSA) recognises your extra-curricular activities and provides well-prepared evidence of your achievements to future employers. The scheme has been designed to enable you to develop and recognise your personal and professional skills by undertaking optional activities and/or employability modules whilst at University and reflecting on your experiences.

Guild Volunteer? Student Group Committee Member? Student Staff? You can all receive the recognition you deserve through the PSA scheme! Find out more…

Guild Awards

Every year, we host an awards ceremony to acknowledge all of the amazing events, activities and contributions that students make to university life throughout the academic year! Student groups, employees, volunteers are all awarded at an ‘Oscars style’ recognition ceremony – and it’s always one of the highlights of our year.

If you believe you or your student group deserve to be considered for a Guild Award, please come and speak to the Student Groups team for information on how to nominate.

Details of Guild Awards 2018 will be released in December 2017.




To ensure that you get what you need from us, when you need it, we have created a set of promises which we will always aim to deliver.

Meet your officer team

Every year, you elect fellow students to your Officer Team, who represent you and lead your union. Each Officer has their own roles and remit which you can view below. You have a chance to make sure your elected Officers are doing what they said they will, by attending Officer Question Time held each term.

 Ellie Keiller - Guild President 2016-17
Natalie Cox - Activities & Development Officer 2016-17
Chris Wilkinson - Education Officer 2016-17
Izzie Nicholds - Housing & Community Officer 2016-17
Rose Bennett - Postgraduate Officer 2016-17
Brandon Hattiloney - Representation & Resources Officer 2016-17
Georgie Freeman - Sports Officer 2016-17
Ross Strong - Welfare Officer 2016-17

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