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Favour Sanusi, VP Activities

Society Excellence Awards

CUSU Societies are some of the most hard working and successful students on campus and we want to acknowledge the great work they do.

We have created a Societies Excellence scheme that rewards standards, activities and performance. At CUSU, we want our societies to be rewarded and attain bronze, silver or gold standard.

The Process

CUSU Societies are some of the most hard working and successful students on campus and we want to acknowledge the great work they do.

Stage 1: Award Application

As you meet the requirements of each rosette a committee member can fill in the application form and submit your application for approval. You must be able to evidence how you have met each requirement and must have followed CUSU’s policies and procedures.

The criteria will show you how many requirements you must meet to move onto the next level of the scheme. Societies must be accredited as a Bronze before moving onto the silver application form and similarly, societies must be accredited as a Silver before moving onto Gold.

Stage 2: Submission and Review

Once your application is completed online and submitted, your coordinator will review your application and get back to you with the result of your submission.

Stage 3: Recognition

When you have achieved your respective level of accreditation, we will award your society with the relevant rosette on your mini site, feature you on our social media pages and you will be formally part of the Societies Excellence Award.

Bronze

If your society isn't currently accredited you should apply for Bronze Award. Need to know more about the criteria?

Silver

If your society is already accredited as Bronze and you're ready to progress to the next level you should apply for Silver. Need to know more about the criteria?

Gold

Gold is the highest standard, a society that has achieved gold across all three areas is operating at the height of excellence. Need to know more about the criteria?

Criteria

Each Rosette (Standards, Activities, Community) has a different set of criteria:

Standards

  Bronze You must achieve 4/6 criteria Silver You must achieve 4/6 criteria Gold You must achieve 4/6 criteria

Collaboration on Events within CUSU

Collaborate with another CUSU Society on one event

Collaborate with other CUSU Societies on two events

Collaborate with other CUSU Societies on three events

Collaboration on Events outside CUSU

 

Collaborate with a Society from another University on one event Collaborate with Societies from another University on two events Collaborate with Societies from another University on three events

Online Communication

 

 

One post per week on cusu.org or social with an image or video that is educational, informative or entertaining Two posts per week on cusu.org or social with images or video that are educational, informative or entertaining Three posts per week on cusu.org or social with images or video that areeducational, informative or entertaining

Committee Meetings

 

Host one Committee Meeting per month Host two Committee Meetings per month Host three Committee Meetings per month

Socials

 

Host one Social that encourages inclusivity in the society Host two different Socials that encourages inclusivity in the society Host three different Socials that encourages inclusivity in the society

Memberships

 

Achieve a 10% increase in memberships from the previous year Achieve a 20% increase in memberships from the previous year Achieve a 40% increase in memberships from the previous year

Activities

  Bronze You must achieve 4/6 criteria Silver You must achieve 4/6 criteria Gold You must achieve 4/6 criteria

Guest Speakers

Host one Guest Speaker Event

Host two Guest Speaker Events

Host three Guest Speaker Events

Ticket sales

 

25 attendees to a paid event or 50 attendees to a free event 50 attendees to a paid event or 75 attendees to a free event 75 attendees to a paid event or 100 attendees to a free event

Faculty Events 

 

Host one Faculty event throughout the year Host two Faculty events throughout the year Host three Faculty events throughout the year

Community Events

Find a Community to partner with 

Host one SU Community event throughout the year Host two SU Community events throughout the year Host three SU Community events throughout the year

Halls Events

Host one Halls event throughout the year Host two Halls events throughout the year Host three Halls events throughout the year

Trips

Take society members on a day trip Take society members on a residential trip of at least one night Take society members on an international trip of multiple nights

Community

  Bronze You must achieve 7/10 criteria Silver You must achieve 7/10 criteria Gold You must achieve 7/10 criteria

Community Volunteering

Find volunteering opportunities

Delivering 20 hours per year of volunteering within a community setting

Delivering 50 hours per year of volunteering within a community setting

Delivering 100 hours per year of volunteering within a community setting

Charity Fundraising

Raising £250 for charity Raising £500 for charity Raising £1000 for charity

Society Fund Generation

Raising £500 for your Society e.g. sponsorship, tickets sales, event proft Raising £750 for your Society e.g. sponsorship, tickets sales, event proft Raising £1000 for your Society e.g. sponsorship, tickets sales, event proft

Guest Speakers

Host one Guest Speaker Event

Host two Guest Speaker Events

Host three Guest Speaker Events

Alumni Engagement

Host one Alumni event throughout the year Host two Alumni events throughout the year Host three Alumni events throughout the year

CU Group Partnership

Host one partnership event with another CU Group Campus (CU Coventry, CU London and CU Scarbrough) Host three partnership event with another CU Group Campus (CU Coventry, CU London and CU Scarbrough) Host two partnership event with another CU Group Campus (CU Coventry, CU London and CU Scarbrough)

Student Media

Promoting your society through interviews on one of the CUSU Student Media channels (TV/Radio/News) Promoting your society through interviews on two of the CUSU Student Media channels (TV/Radio/News) Promoting your society through interviews on all of the CUSU Student Media channels (TV/Radio/News)

CUSU Employability

Find out more about The Leadership Award

One Society Official completing  a CUSU Add+Vantage Module or the Leadership Award Two Society Officials completing  a CUSU Add+Vantage Module or the Leadership Award Three Society Officials completing  a CUSU Add+Vantage Module or the Leadership Award

CUSU Reps

One student involved in your Society being a Student Rep Two students involved in your Society being a Student Rep Three students involved in your Society being a Student Rep

CUSU Governance

 

50% Society turnout in Elections 60% Society turnout in Elections 80% Society turnout in Elections