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.
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…
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 2017 will be released in December 2016.
Birmingham Volunteer Awards
Make sure to look out for the Birmingham Volunteer Awards! These are institutional awards, which are used as a prestigious mark of excellence to celebrate and reward the outstanding achievements of student volunteers at the University of Birmingham. These awards encourage recognition of the hard work and achievements of students and Volunteering Groups.
Do you know someone who you believe deserves this award? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or pop into the Jobs, Skills and Volunteering department in the Guild for more information.
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…