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Awards and Recognition

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 at an awards ceremony

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 Member of the Year

Student Group of the Year

Best New Society


2023 Big Awards Winners

9 members of the UWS Midwifery Society smiling at the camera

Society of the Year

Midwifery Society

16 members of the UWS Indian Society smiling at the camera

Best New Society of the Year

Indian Society

5 members of the UWS Womens Liberation Group posing for the camera

Society Member of the Year

Marian Wokocha (Womens Liberation Group)


UWS Volunteer Recognition Award

If you are a society committee member, or take part in any other volunteering with the Students' Union or any external organisation, then you are eligible to apply for the UWS Volunteer Recognition Award.

The UWS Volunteer Recognition Award is an initiative to recognise volunteering activity undertaken by students in addition to their studies

We are happy to help you with award applications. Get in touch with Jamie McDowall, your Student Opportunities Coordinator at jamie.mcdowall@uws.ac.uk.