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UCL Community Contribution Awards


Important Information for all Applicants

The UCL Community Contribution Awards is funded by Santander Universities and aims to foster the notion of UCL as a community. Up to ten awards are available for the 2015/16 academic session.

Selection Criteria

The UCL Community Contribution Awards seek to highlight, celebrate and reward outstanding achievements, endeavours or contributions by current UCL students in a non-academic area.

Activities might be in areas such as music, theatre, fundraising, volunteering, sport, or mentoring. Students can also be nominated for having undertaken important selfless acts in their home or personal lives, such as caring for another person, which contribute to society in various important ways.

For examples of past winners, please view our past winner’s stories.

Successful nominees will be asked to co-operate in any publicity activity which UCL or Santander Universities may wish to attach to the award.

Eligibility Requirements


  • must be for current UCL students, enrolled for study or research at any level
  • may relate to activities or achievements in the current or the previous academic year provided the student was enrolled at UCL at that time.

Please note that awards are only open to individual students – a group of students may not be nominated for an award.


Each award consists of a donation of £1,000 made on behalf of the student, to a single organisation of their choice. The organisation must be outside UCL and preferably a registered charity which is related to the activity for which they have been given their award. The organisation should not be party political and the award may not be donated to an individual.

Application Procedure and Deadline

Candidates may be nominated by a UCL student or staff member by submitting the UCL Community Contribution Nomination Form to UCL Student Funding. Students cannot nominate themselves.

The deadline for nominations is Monday, 1 June 2015 at 5pm. If a nomination is received after this deadline it will not be deemed eligible and cannot be considered.

Complete nominations should be submitted by email to

If you cannot email your nomination form then please email us and we will confirm the address.

Notification of Results

A selection panel consisting of UCL staff will consider all nominations received and identify up to 10 students to receive an award. Successful candidates can expect to be notified in early July, and will be asked to indicate which organisation they wish to benefit from the £1,000 donation.

Page last modified on 06 may 15 12:08 by Patricia Newby

*NOTE: All scholarship and student funding schemes are subject to availability of funds, and details given here are subject to change at any time. Potential applicants are urged to check information regularly to ensure they are aware of current procedures, deadlines etc.

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