Benefits & Awards

Taking part in societies and volunteering can help you make friends, have fun and develop your skills and experiences. They also make you eligible for the Students’ Union and UWS’ awards, benefits and training.




Students’ Union Big Awards


Our Annual Big Awards recognise all the great work that goes on across the UWS from students and staff.


Awards include:

Volunteer of the Year
Student Group of the Year
Student Group Member of the Year
Best New Society


For full details on the Big Awards:


UWS Achievement Awards


By taking part in societies and volunteering you are eligible to apply for a UWS Achievement Award. These awards are for students who take part in additional activities during their time at uni.


  • If you are a society committee member you can apply for the Active Contribution and Engagement Award
  • If you take part in any other volunteering with the Students' Union or any external organisation, then you can apply for the Volunteer Recognition Award


We are happy to help you with award applications. Get in touch with Clare Hunter, your VP Student Development at






All society committee members are eligible to participate in the new Student Union Leadership Programme, which will be launched later this year.



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