What is the Roehampton Futures Award?

What is the Roehampton Futures Award?

The Roehampton Futures Award celebrates students who demonstrate excellent career preparation in the form of community service; extra-curricular activity; term-time employment; and involvement in Roehampton leadership roles or projects. The award showcases the importance of transferable skills developed through extracurricular activities on campus and the wider community and encourages students to build on their achievements as they enter the job market.

Students can nominate themselves or be nominated by others such as members of staff or peers.

To make a nomination, please fill out the online form here.


The Roehampton Futures Award can be granted to any final student (from undergraduate and postgraduate programmes) who are anticipated to graduate in September 2023 and are able to demonstrate that they meet the Roehampton Award criteria.

The Application Process

  • All students will be alerted to the launch of the Roehampton Futures Award application process
  • Students can nominate themselves or be nominated by others such as members of staff or peers by closing date of Friday 28th April 2023.
  • The process will enable students and staff to submit their nominations online.
  • A judging panel made up of senior representatives of the University, Student Union and external partners will meet to assess the applications and make decisions regarding which students receive the awards.
  • Notification of awards will take place at a Roehampton Futures Awards event where applicants and nominees will be invited to attend. This will take place on 30th May 2023, details TBC
  • Successful candidates will receive a Roehampton Futures Award certificate.


To receive a Roehampton Futures Award, students or the people nominating them must demonstrate the following:

1. That they are a Roehampton final year student, (full/part time) i.e. are anticipated to graduate in 2023.

2. A high level of commitment and achievement to a specified volunteering, service, leadership or extracurricular activity as outlined in Table 1 below.

Applications must provide clear evidence and specific examples of how these criteria have been met, where possible with supporting documentation.

Table 1: Categories and examples of Roehampton Futures Award

CategoriesExamples of Evidence Required
Community ServiceCandidates may have: volunteered in the community/ on campussupported environmental causesparticipated in conservation work/projectfundraised for charitable projects
LeadershipCandidates may have: initiated a club or society at the Universitycontributed to the success of a club or society achieved recognition for being a leader within business, educational or social initiatives.  e.g., Prince’s Trust, Sports Leader
EntrepreneurshipCandidates may have: started a business or social enterprisewon a prize and/or funding for a business idea such as Mayor of London Entrepreneur Competition, LaunchPad Competition, Santander X UK Awards or AccelerateHER Award.
Employment, Placements, Internships & Work ExperienceCandidates may have: worked during their studiessuccessfully completed an internship, placement and work experience with positive feedback and references from employer.developed a new project or initiative within the workplace or secured further job opportunitiesSelected for Santander’s Scholars Programme
MentoringCandidates may have: evidence of peer-to-peer mentoringreceived positive feedback from mentee or mentor on the benefits of the mentoring.helped motivate others within the University or externally
Student LeaderCandidates may have: been employed at the University through various roles for example: student leaders, ambassadors, coaches, flat reps, programme reps, or college representatives made a demonstrated impact within their role
InternationalisationCandidates may have: promoted cohesion between international and home students through social and cultural activitiesproduced testimonials and/or web content to promote Study Abroad opportunitiesactively participated in volunteering projects overseas

To nominate online, click here

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