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Award categories recognise COVID-19 work

Published: 24 September 2020 at 16:37

Alumni awards

ARU is seeking nominations for alumni making a difference during pandemic

Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) is seeking nominations for former students who have made a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic, as it adds two new categories to its annual Vice Chancellor’s Outstanding Alumni Awards.

The awards ceremony was due to be held earlier this year, but was postponed until April 2021 due to the pandemic. However, although several alumni have already been shortlisted for five existing categories, two new awards have been added.

The Alumni Frontline Service Award recognises alumni who have worked on the frontline, making a contribution as key workers; while the Alumni Community Champion Award, recognises former students whose outstanding voluntary work has helped sustain and support their communities through the pandemic.

ARU is now looking for people to nominate former students for these two awards. 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.

Professor Roderick Watkins, Vice Chancellor of ARU, said:

“ARU has a fine tradition of public service education and we know that a great many of our former students have been doing outstanding, selfless work on the frontline as we continue to tackle COVID-19.

“We want to recognise these key workers and volunteers for their contributions, and you can help by nominating our deserving alumni. The Outstanding Alumni Awards are always a wonderful occasion and although we are disappointed that we had to postpone the 2020 awards, the wait will make April’s ceremony even more special.”


Nominations must be received by 11.59pm on Monday, 14 December 2020. To nominate someone for either of these new award categories, or for more information, click here.