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The SU Volunteering Award

As your Students’ Union, we can play a part in helping you become more recruitable to graduate employers through our SU Volunteering Award. If you hold any of the voluntary roles listed below, start logging your hours today and get officially recognised for your voluntary efforts as follows:

Your First 25 Hours
Log 25+ Hours
Download a certificate from your Volunteering Profile
Committed Student Volunteer
Log 50+ Hours
Complete an online written reflection via your Volunteering Profile
Download a “Committed Student Volunteer” certificate from your Volunteering Profile
Dedicated Student Volunteer
Log 100+ Hours
Meet with a member of SU staff to discuss how amazing you are. You will need to take along some evidence to showcase your efforts
Download a "Dedicated Student Volunteer" certificate, and collect a small something from us to thank you for your efforts
Outstanding Student Volunteer
Log 200+ Hours
Attend a workshop to recognise your superb achievements
Download an "Outstanding Student Volunteer" certificate, and collect a small something from us to thank you for your efforts

Eligible Roles/Activities
Committee/ Members of a SU affiliated Society/Sports Club/Student Group
Volunteering or Fundraising for any charity/non-profit
SU Course Reps/School Reps/Part Time Officers
SU Social Sport Volunteers
SU Peer 2 Peer Trainers

How to get Recognised

Reflection Tools

Examples of Evidence to Showcase Your Efforts

Written Reflection Guidance For Committed Student Volunteer Award


What hours can I log?
Is there a deadline for logging hours?
I am a member of an SU affiliated Sports Club/Society, and have undertaken some volunteering/fundraising for a charity/non-profit. Under which section do I log my hours?
Where can I track my progress?
Can I achieve “Outstanding Student Volunteer” without having achieved the lower levels of recognition?
Do I have to undertake the relevant reflection exercises at each level?
Where can I find the hours I have logged in previous academic years?