Making a Nomination

Are you aware of a University of Manchester student (individual or group), staff member or alumnus whom you think should receive a Volunteer of the Year Award?

Who Can I Nominate?

If you are aware of a University of Manchester student, alumnus or member of staff whom you think is worthy of the Social Responsibility and Volunteer of the Year Award, then please make a nomination. The nomination form is short and easy to complete. You may even nominate yourself!

The Judging Process

The judging panels for the awards comprise of students, staff, alumni of the University and representatives of charities and voluntary organisations.

The judges evaluate the nominations on the basis of the criteria below, so the most successful nominations should demonstrate how at least one of the following has been met:

  • The demonstration of exceptional leadership skills.
  • Actions that have created real impact and change.
  • The use of innovation to meet a need.
  • A significant and sustained commitment to community activity, over and above what would normally be expected.

Nominations should not be for work that is part of a nominee's job. Therefore if a nominee engages with the wider community as part of their work, the nomination will need to explain how the nominated work is over and above that which is expected.

We have a couple of example nominations here to help you write the nomination.

Please note that by entering a nomination, the nominee will agree to participate in media and publicity activities. Case studies of the winners and short-listed nominations will feature in University publications and websites.

We are now closed for nominations for 2020.  We will reopen for nominations in January 2021.