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Vice Chancellor's Outstanding Alumni Awards

The Vice Chancellor’s Outstanding Alumni Awards celebrate Anglia Ruskin alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their communities and professional fields.

Nominate inspirational alumni for an award

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Nominations for 2016 are now closed. Information for the 2017 nominations coming soon!

We've launched the Vice Chancellor’s Outstanding Alumni Awards.  These awards have been designed to publicly recognise and celebrate alumni achievements, particularly where their study here has contributed to their success.


Know any outstanding alumni? Maybe someone who's become a rising entrepreneur in the years since they graduated? Perhaps you've contributed to culture or society in some way we should recognise?

Nominate yourself or someone you know for one or more of our awards. There are no restrictions on the number of nominations you can submit, and nominations can be made by graduates, staff, honorary graduates, current students and other members of the community.

All you need to do is provide a short but detailed statement describing the qualities and contributions that make their nominee a worthy recipient of an award. The statement should accurately demonstrate how the nominee's contribution has made a difference within their chosen profession or within the community, and why they should be publicly recognised.

Once you're done, please post your nomination to:

Helen Arnott, Alumni Officer
Anglia Ruskin University, Bishop Hall Lane
Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1SQ

or email your completed form to alumni@anglia.ac.uk.

If you have any questions or would like further guidance, please contact Helen by email or telephone (+44 (0)1245 684761).

Judging Panel

The Judging Panel met on Monday 31 October to decide on the winners and runners-up.

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.

Award categories

The awards evening, which is being hosted by alumnus Ben Garrod, will take place on the Chelmsford campus on Wednesday 7 December 2016.

We'll present awards in five categories:

  • Alumni Service to Society Award
  • Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year Award
  • Alumni Contribution to Culture Award
  • Young Alumni of the Year Award
  • Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award.

Find more details about the categories and judging process.