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Outstanding Student Contribution Award


Celebrating student achievement in 2017

Warwick's students are amongst the most active in the country, with thousands taking part in and running student societies, volunteering through Warwick Volunteers, taking an active role in their learning through the SSLC system and much, much more. Some of our students, however, are truly exceptional. Not only do they excel academically, but they manage to find the time to campaign for good causes, raise enormous amounts of money for charities, start small business, and work with local charities.

The University’s Outstanding Student Contribution Award (OSCA) aims to recognise these achievements.

The activity for which students are nominated does not need to have been over their entire time at Warwick, nor a long-term commitment. Students may be nominated for one particular item which has contributed significantly to the community. We seek to celebrate individuals whose efforts have made a difference, regardless of duration of the activity.

Eligibility and Criteria

A nomination for an OSCA can be made by any member of the University community – student or staff – as long as the nominated student meets the following criteria:

  • The nominated student must be in their final year of studies (including Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral level students).
  • The nominated student must have made a contribution outside of their studies in one of the following areas.
    • An outstanding achievement or contribution in citizenship in the form of making a significant difference to the life of the University community (including work on or off campus such as volunteer activity)
    • An outstanding achievement or contribution to the development of the University’s internationalisation agenda
    • Demonstrating entrepreneurial flair, which has benefitted the University or a local organisation (for example, working with local businesses or charities)

Award Panel

Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart Croft, Registrar Rachel Sandby-Thomas, Pro Vice-Chancellor Professor Chris Hughes, Student Union President Luke Pilot and Student Union Education Officer Hope Worsdale will select award winners.

Presentation of the OSCA

The award will be presented at the students' Degree Congregation ceremonies in July 2017 or January 2018.


Click here to nominate

All members of the University community (staff and students) are invited to submit nominations

Closing date

The closing date for nominations is:

Monday 15 May 2017


If you have any queries, please feel free to email:

Previous winners

See a selection of previous holders of the Outstanding Student Contribution Award

OSCA Awardees