Student Volunteer Categories

Student Volunteer Award Categories

Nominate student volunteers to reward and celebrate their outstanding contribution in any of the below categories. Please note that only current Imperial students can nominate for an award. 

Nominations open on Wednesday 27 April. 

To submit your nomination visit: Nominations

Community Awards

 

Outstanding Student-led Event of the Year 

A stand-out student-led event or series of events that showcased the Union and its activities. Acting as ambassadors of their group, the Union and the College, this event will have delivered positive impact. 

  • Criteria (click to expand)

    Your nomination should demonstrate: 

    • How the event delivered a positive impact on the student body. 

    • How the event was inclusive to all students. 

    • What made the event special or unique. 

Outstanding Club, Society or Project of the Year

A Club, Society or Project that has delivered a significant improvement to the student experience at the College through their events, activities and initiatives. 

  • Criteria (click to expand)

    Your nomination should demonstrate: 

    • How the Club, Society or Project has had a positive impact on the student body. 

    • What the Club, Society or Project has done to ensure that it is run effectively and working above and beyond the expectations of Clubs, Societies or Projects. 

    • How the Club, Society or Project has embodied the Union’s values of integrity, democracy, inclusivity, accountability, and/or ambition. 

Campaign of the Year

A campaign or project delivered to the local or Imperial community for the broader benefit. Impactful and enduring, the campaign will have delivered real change and an increase in awareness on a particular issue, topic or interest and bring positive outcomes for the people or cause it aims to support. 

  • Criteria (click to expand)

    Your nomination should demonstrate: 

    • The importance of the issue that the campaign or project aimed to address. 

    • The impact this campaign or project has had on the community. 

    • How the campaign has embodied the Union’s values of integrity, democracy, inclusivity, accountability, and/or ambition. 

New Club, Society or Project Initiative

A new Club, Society or Project, or a new initiative within an existing Club, Society or Project, that has delivered an improvement to the student experience. (A new Club, Society or Project is one that is either in the New Activities Incubator or has left it within the last academic year). 

  • Criteria (click to expand)

    Your nomination should demonstrate: 

    • How the Club, Society or Project Initiative has made a positive impact on the student body. 

    • How the Club, Society or Project has provided itself the best opportunity for continued success in the future. 

    • How the Club, Society or Project Initiative has embodied the Union’s values of integrity, democracy, inclusivity, accountability, and/or ambition. 

Committee Member of the Year

A committee member that has led or contributed to significant improvement to the student experience at the College through their Club, Society or Project’s events, activities or initiatives. 

  • Criteria (click to expand)

    Your nomination should demonstrate: 

    • How the individual has had an impression on the committee members, society/societies   

    • What the committee member has done to ensure that their Club, Society or Project is run effectively and its impact will continue for the future. 

    • How the individual has worked to embed the Union’s values of integrity, democracy, inclusivity, accountability, and/or ambition in their Club, Society or Project. 

Inclusivity Award

An individual or group that has demonstrated progress in achieving equality, diversity and inclusion goals through their actions, activities and/or initiatives. 

  • Criteria (click to expand)

    Your nomination should demonstrate: 

    • How the individual or group has achieved equality, diversity and inclusion goals through their actions, activities and/or initiatives.  

    • The significance of the impact that the individual or group has had on the student experience. 

    • How the individual or group has embodied the Union’s values of integrity, democracy, inclusivity, accountability, and/or ambition. 

 

Representation Awards

 

UG Academic Representation Team of Year

A team that has ensured democratic and effective representation of the views of their constituency and has improved the teaching & learning experience of their students in a lasting & measurable way. 

  • Criteria (click to expand)

    Your nomination should demonstrate: 

    • How the Academic Rep Team has worked together to tackle a problem relating to the academic experience of their peers. 

    • The benefits brought about by the solutions delivered by the Rep Team. 

    • How the Rep Team has embodied the Union’s values of integrity, democracy, inclusivity, accountability, and/or ambition. 

UG Wellbeing Representation Team of the Year

A team that has ensured democratic and effective representation of the views of their constituency and has improved the wellbeing of their students in a lasting & measurable way. 

  • Criteria (click to expand)

    Your nomination should demonstrate: 

    • How the Wellbeing Rep Team has worked together to tackle a problem relating to the wellbeing of their peers. 

    • The benefits brought about by the solutions delivered by the Rep Team. 

    • How the Rep Team has embodied the Union’s values of integrity, democracy, inclusivity, accountability, and/or ambition. 

PG Representation Team of the Year

A postgraduate team that has engaged with departmental/faculty staff, their students and the Union to ensure effective representation of the views of their constituency and to improve the experience of students in a lasting & measurable way. 

  • Criteria (click to expand)

    Your nomination should demonstrate: 

    • How the Postgraduate Rep Team has worked together to tackle a problem relating to the experience of their peers. 

    • The benefits brought about by the solutions delivered by the Rep Team. 

    • How the Rep Team has embodied the Union’s values of integrity, democracy, inclusivity, accountability, and/or ambition. 

UG Academic Representative of the Year

An exceptional individual Academic Representative who has engaged with departmental/faculty staff, their students and the Union to bring clear & measurable benefit to the learning & teaching experience of their constituency. 

  • Criteria (click to expand)

    Your nomination should demonstrate: 

    • The dedication of the individual to improving the academic experience of peers within their department/faculty. 

    • How the individual has demonstrated effective representation in their approach. 

    • The impact the Rep has made within their department/faculty. 

    • How the Rep has embodied the Union’s values of integrity, democracy, inclusivity, accountability, and/or ambition. 

UG Wellbeing Representative of the Year

An exceptional individual Wellbeing Representative who has engaged with departmental/faculty staff, their students and the Union to bring clear & measurable benefit to the wellbeing of their constituency. 

  • Criteria (click to expand)

    Your nomination should demonstrate: 

    • The dedication of the individual to improving the wellbeing of peers within their department/faculty. 

    • How the individual has demonstrated effective representation in their approach. 

    • The impact the Rep has made within their department/faculty. 

    • How the Rep has embodied the Union’s values of integrity, democracy, inclusivity, accountability, and/or ambition. 

PG Representative of the Year

An exceptional individual Postgraduate Representative who has engaged with departmental/faculty staff, their students and the Union to ensure effective representation of the views of their constituency and to improve the experience of students in a lasting & measurable way. 

  • Criteria (click to expand)

    Your nomination should demonstrate: 

    • The dedication of the individual to improving the experience of peers within their constituency. 

    • How the individual has demonstrated effective representation in their approach. 

    • The impact the Rep has made within their department/faculty. 

    • How the Rep has embodied the Union’s values of integrity, democracy, inclusivity, accountability, and/or ambition. 

 

Individual Awards

 

Union Colour

The Union Colour is awarded to those individuals who have given significant or broad contributions to the student experience at Imperial and the life of the Union throughout the year. 

  • Criteria (click to expand)

    Your nomination should demonstrate: 

    • Significant impact of the individual’s contribution 

    • Wide range of contributions 

Outstanding Service Award

The Outstanding Service Award is awarded to those individuals who have gone beyond the requirements of a Union Colour. 

  • Criteria (click to expand)

    Your nomination should demonstrate: 

    • Significant impact of the individual’s contribution 

    • Wide range of contributions 

    • Commitment over an extended period of time  

Imperial College Union Fellowship

The Imperial College Union Fellowship is awarded to those individuals who have served the Union and/or enhanced the student experience in an exceptional manner, usually over a number of years. Each individual, so awarded, will be granted Honorary Lifetime Membership of the Union. 

  • Criteria (click to expand)

    Your nomination should demonstrate: 

    • Significant impact of the individual’s contribution 

    • Wide range of contributions 

    • Commitment over an extended period of time 

Your nomination must be a minimum of 50 words and a maximum of 250 words to be considered. Your nomination should clearly refer to all of the below criteria points to be considered and use examples where possible to aid the panel in making their decision: 

  • The Imperial College Union Fellowship shall only be awarded to those individuals who have continuously served the Union and/or enhanced the student experience in an exceptional manner, usually over a number of years. The three criteria described above should be present above a certain volume threshold.