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Awards & Accreditation

Balloon Accreditation Scheme

The Balloon Accreditation Scheme is Bristol SU's way of recognising and celebrating the brilliant things that our student groups get up to.

Every affiliated group can achieve bronze, silver or gold by submitting evidence that meets the criteria. In return, they'll receive a range of rewards and opportunities.

Student Group of the Month Award

Enter yourselves in for the Bristol SU Student Group of the Month Award!

Students raised concerns that Bristol SU can do better and should do better in recognising, celebrating student groups’ achievement and helping them promote their brand around campus.

So we’re introducing a brand new way for you to tell us about your achievements, and for us to celebrate all the amazing things you’re up to! Introducing… Bristol SU Group of the Month!

Nominate your group here.

Awards Week

The SU Awards

The Bristol SU Awards are in early June and reward groups and individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to student life.

Society Awards

The Society Awards are hosted by Bristol SU, usually in early June, and celebrate our incredible student groups and their achievements.

Sports Awards

The Sports Awards are hosted by Bristol SU, usually in early June, and celebrate everything sporting at the University of Bristol.

Other Awards

The Development Team ( are happy to help you write nominations for other awards, such as the National Societies Awards.

If you win any awards, please let us know so we can shout about your success!

Bristol PLUS Award

You can get recognition for attending extra-curricular courses and workshops, as well as a variety of other Students' Union activities through the Bristol PLUS Award, run by the Careers Service. The award provides a framework to reflect on the skills you have gained and learn how to articulate them effectively to future employers.