Alumni Awards nominations

Nominations for the 2018 Alumni Awards will open 7 May 2018

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.  

Download nomination form

Dates for your diary

Nominations open - Monday 7 May 2018
Nominations close - Sunday 29 July 2018

Alumni Awards ceremony - Thursday 29 November 2018 (Chelmsford campus)


Are you an outstanding alumnus or do you know any outstanding alumni? Maybe someone who's become a rising entrepreneur in the years since they graduated? Perhaps they'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 such as your relative, neighbour, friend or colleague.

All you need to do is 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.

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

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

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

Award categories

The 2017 awards evening, has now taken place. This was hosted by alumnus Dr Ben Garrod, on the Cambridge campus on Thursday 30 November 2017. The winners and runners up can be found here.

We present awards in five categories:

1. Alumni Service to Society Award

Recognising alumni who have made an exceptional contribution and commitment to creating positive social change and improving the lives of others.

2. Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Recognising alumni who have made an exceptional contribution and commitment to creating positive social change and improving the lives of others.

3. Alumni Contribution to Culture Award

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

4. Young Alumni of the Year Award

Recognising alumni, under 35 years of age, who have distinguished themselves professionally since graduating from Anglia Ruskin, and are likely to inspire the next generation of alumni.

5. 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.

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.


Download our nomination and selection criteria document.