Alumni Awards nominations

Our Vice Chancellor’s Outstanding Alumni Awards have been designed to publicly recognise and celebrate alumni achievements, particularly where their study here at ARU has contributed to their success.

During the year we have heard many inspiring stories of our students and alumni leading by example, and supporting their communities in the fight against Covid-19. We have therefore decided to formally recognise these individuals through the introduction of two new, additional categories for our Alumni Awards: our Alumni Frontline Service Award, and Alumni Community Champion Award.

Nominations for these two awards are now open and will close at 23:59 on Monday 14 December 2020.

Our 2018 Alumni Awards took place on 29 November – read more about the winners here.

Award categories

Five categories have already been shortlisted for next year’s Alumni Awards which were originally due to take place in April 2020 and have now been rescheduled to April 2021.

We will additionally present awards for the following two categories:

1. Alumni Frontline Service Award

Recognising alumni who have worked on the frontline, making an extraordinary contribution to the fight against Covid-19 through their role as a keyworker during the global pandemic. (A keyworker is defined as a public-sector or private-sector employee providing an essential service during the Covid-19 global pandemic).

2. Alumni Community Champion Award

Recognising alumni whose outstanding voluntary work has helped sustain and support their community through the pandemic.

How to nominate alumni 

If you know somebody who has done something extraordinary to fight Coronavirus, consider nominating them for one of the two awards listed above.

There are no restrictions on the number of nominations you can submit, and nominations can be made by graduates, staff, honorary award holders, current students and anyone else who may be interested.

To enter, you will need to provide a short but detailed statement describing the qualities and contributions that make your nominee a worthy recipient of an award. The statement should accurately demonstrate how your nominee’s contribution has made a difference on the frontline or within the community, and why they should be publicly recognised.

If you have any questions or would like further guidance, please contact us.

Download the nomination form


Download our nomination and selection criteria document

Judging panel

The Vice Chancellor's Outstanding Alumni Awards Selection Panel is a subsidiary of the Alumni Board and the Board will make the final award-winner selections.