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 (or one of our predecessor institutions) has contributed to their success.

Nominations for our 2022 Awards are now open, and will close at 23:59 (GMT) on Monday 13 December 2021.

Award categories

We present awards for seven categories

1. Alumni Sustainable Champion Award

Recognising alumni whose innovative work, projects or actions have made a significant impact on addressing sustainability challenges.

2. Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Recognising alumni who have made a transformative contribution to the local, national or international community through an enterprising business venture.

3. Alumni Contribution to Culture Award

Recognising alumni who have made a considerable contribution to the local, national or international cultural community.

4. Alumni Rising Star Award

Recognising alumni who graduated five years ago or less, who have distinguished themselves professionally since graduating from Anglia Ruskin, and are likely to inspire the next generation of alumni.

5. Alumni Public Service Award

Recognising alumni who have made an extraordinary contribution through their role as a public-sector or private-sector employee whilst providing an essential service.

6. Alumni Voluntary Service Award

Recognising alumni whose outstanding voluntary work has made a positive impact regionally, nationally or internationally through community work, fundraising, or volunteering.

7. Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award

Recognising alumni who have distinguished themselves for their excellent and sustained contributions and achievements in their chosen field over their professional lifetime.

How to nominate alumni

Nominations for our 2022 Alumni Awards are now open and will close at 23:59 on Monday 13 December.

Nominate yourself, or someone you know for an Alumni Award. 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 other members of the community such as your relative, neighbour, friend or colleague.

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 within their chosen profession or within the community, and why they should be publicly recognised.

Download our nomination form.

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


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 which will make the final award-winner selections.