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:


Our 2020 winners!

  • Volunteer of the Year - Justine Pretorius
  • Student Group Member of the Year - Shivani Rinck
  • Student Group of the Year - The Nordic Society

  • Best New Society - The Friends of the Bees Society



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.



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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