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 the many 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.

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Nominations will open in February 2018.

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) Awards logo

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…


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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!

Click here to find out more…

Guild Awards

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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.

Contact Us

Jobs - 0121 251 2500

Volunteering - 0121 251 2411



Meet your officer team

Every year, a team of Officers are elected by YOU to help you get the best out of Birmingham. Each officer leads a different part of the Union on your behalf – click on their faces below to find out what they do and how to get in touch…

Ellie Keiller - Guild President
Shannon Farmer - Activities & Development Full Time Officer
Adam Goldstone - Education Full Time Officer
Kris Ali - Housing & Community Full Time Officer
Rose Bennett - Postgraduate Full Time Officer
Jess Levy - Representation & Resources Full Time Officer
Helena Bailey - Sports Full Time Officer
Henny Green - Welfare Full Time Officer

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